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Breakout Board for Smart Cards

Replacement: None. We're no longer selling this breakout board. This page is for reference only.

This is a breakout board for our SMD Smart Card socket. Smart Cards are plastic cards with an embedded chip used to store any data you want. Smart Card applications are limitless; and they're growing increasingly popular, showing up on credit cards and other common identification cards.

A standard credit-card sized plastic card (53.98mm width) should fit snugly into the onboard socket. The socket forms a physical connection with the eight contacts on a Smart Card. See the schematic and datasheet below for pin-out.

All pins of the Smart Card socket are broken out to a 0.1" pitch header.


Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

  • Just wanted to let you know that smart-cards and SIM cards are the same (other then the plastic on the outside and the data stored) so you can combine this with a $3 SIM writer off of eBay.

  • Where would I get blank smartcards?

  • Can I use a header to connect this to my Arduino or do I need to solder wires to each connection?

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