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Road Map Contactless

Andrew Roberts (ST) shows that contactless technology is not a driving one but has being
driven by other technologies. He describes the short and to long terms technological
challenges for smart cards. The two main challenges concern memory and communication.

High Speed Communications must be Standardised and frequency choice needs to be made.
Power consumption remains an issue.
Andrew Roberts concludes by noticing that Contactless Smart Card has to remain compatible with contact cards despite its technological differences. International cooperation is needed if the smart card and its contactless interface are to succeed.

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Download draft version (Pdf document - 114 Kb)
Final version one should be available at the end of June
Source : Smart Meiji Contactless Workshop set up in Tokyo in March 2003