Smart card connectors are commonly used in payment cards such as the new contactless credit cards.
The smart card is the physical and electrical part in the plastic chip card and stores the cardholder’s data. They hold more information than a simple magnetic strip so are more popular in new access card inventions.
These types of smart cards come in two different forms, either a contact or contactless type – the latter uses an embedded antenna.
The contact type has connector, 8-pin flat – and this is usually embedded on the top of the card.
Smart card connectors have other uses other than payment systems, but in any application requiring accessing data in this way.
When Should Smart Card Connectors be used?
Smart card connectors can be used in a variety of different systems including electronic fund transfer, access control, healthcare, mobile phone, set top box industries, and access control.
Smart Card Connector Manufacturers
The leading manufacturer of smart card connectors is Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics, offering the broadest range for a variety of applications.
Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect systems in the world and produce electronic and fibre optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems.
Smart Card Connector Suppliers in the UK
If you are looking to buy smart card connectors for any of the uses named above, Challenger Components can supply all of your requirements – selling Amphenol products.
Challenger Components have over 50 years of combined expertise in connector products and can offer technical support at all stages of product design-in.
The types of connectors available to order from Challenger Components includes: Standard Smart Card Connectors, Pushmatic Smart Card Connectors, Flex Slim Smart Card Connectors, Smart Card Connectors PCB mounting, Smart Card Connectors with landing, Hybrid Readers, Miniature Smart Card Connector SIMLOCK, and Miniature Smart Card Connector SIMBLOCK.
Visit: www.challengercomponents.com for more information and to discuss your requirements in more detail.