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Smart Card Reader

Product Code: 32320


Special Price Excl. VAT: £4.25 Incl. VAT: £5.10

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The Smart Card Reader provides a low-cost solution for reading and writing data to contact memory-based smart cards and is compatible with both the BASIC Stamp® and Propeller™ microcontrollers.

Today, smart cards are used in a wide variety of applications from healthcare to personal finance. They are ever-increasing in popularity due to their convenience and security. Generally, smart cards are about the size of a credit card with an embedded IC for storing data. Our Smart Card Reader can be used with the compatible Smart Cards listed below for a variety of applications such as security systems, data storage, tracking systems, and identity authentication.


  • Low-cost solution for reading and writing data on standard smart cards 
  • Compatible with most memory-based smart cards (not compatible with microprocessor-based smart cards) 
  • Card detect switch allows confirmation of smart card insertion 
  • Dual-row SIP header for breadboard stability and easy prototyping 
  • Mounting holes included for use in permanent applications 
  • Easy interface to both the BASIC Stamp and Propeller microcontrollers


Compatible Smart Cards:

  • IS23SC4442 Smart Card (#32321) 
  • IS24C16A Smart Card (#32322) 
  • IS24C02A Smart Card (#32323)
  • Power requirements: 2.7 - 5.5 VDC
  • Communication: Dependent on protocol of smart card used
  • Dimensions: 2.95 x 2.05 in (7.5 x 5.2 cm)
  • Operating temp range: 32 to 158 °F (0 to 70 °C)

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