Smart Card Reader

  • 32320 Smart Card Reader
  • 32320 Smart Card Reader
In Stock: 225
Product ID 32320


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 (see Related Products) for a variety of applications such as security systems, data storage, tracking systems, and identity authentication.

Key Features:

  • Low-cost solution for reading and writing data to 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 any microcontroller  

Application Ideas:

  • Security systems
  • Data Storage


  • Voltage requirements: 2.7 to 5.5 VDC
  • Current requirements
  • 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)

Note: There is example BASIC Stamp 2 and Propeller P8X32A code is available on each of the Smart Card product pages:



Downloads & Documentation

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Smart Card Reader Documentation - 62.69 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 2:03 pm