ISO 7816

ISO/IEC 7816 is the national standard for the "classic" contact based inter circuit cards (ICC) and specifies all electronic and mechanical characteristics of an ICC as well as its size, the arrangement and function of its contacts and its eventually existing magnetic stripes as well as the transmission protocols of data transmission between the chip card and terminal, its security devices and much more. The standard was developed by the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) and the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission).

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