Global Patent Index - EP 1000413 A1

EP 1000413 A1 20000517 - SMART CARD READER WITH MICROCONTROLLER AND SECURITY COMPONENT

Title (en)

SMART CARD READER WITH MICROCONTROLLER AND SECURITY COMPONENT

Title (de)

CHIPKARTENLESER MIT MIKROKONTROLLER UND SICHERHEITSKOMPONENTE

Title (fr)

LECTEUR DE CARTE A PUCE AVEC MICROCONTROLEUR ET COMPOSANT DE SECURITE

Publication

EP 1000413 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98940346 A

Priority

  • FR 9801659 W
  • FR 9709821 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2766942A1] The invention concerns smart card readers dedicated to a particular application and using both a microcontroller (MC) whereof the read-only memory determines the operation of the application, and a security component (CS) executing, under the microcontroller control, sub-programmes related to the application security (authentication, confidential programmes and the like). In order that the application manager may access certain zones of the security component memory, it is provided that the microcontroller can automatically shift into a so-called "transparent" mode, when a specific access code transmitted by the test card is recognised. In this mode, the reading or writing instructions of a memory zone of the security component, transmitted by the test card, are interpreted by the microcontroller as being reading or writing instructions of a memory zone of the security component and not of the microcontroller. The invention is applicable to portable readers.

IPC 1-7

G07F 7/10

IPC 8 full level

G06K 7/00 (2006.01); G07F 7/08 (2006.01); G07F 7/10 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06K 7/0013 (2013.01); G06Q 20/341 (2013.01); G06Q 20/3552 (2013.01); G06Q 20/40975 (2013.01); G07F 7/0826 (2013.01); G07F 7/1008 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9906970A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

FR 2766942 A1 19990205; FR 2766942 B1 19991001; AU 8868898 A 19990222; CA 2299173 A1 19990211; CN 1265762 A 20000906; EP 1000413 A1 20000517; JP 2001512270 A 20010821; US 6669096 B1 20031230; WO 9906970 A1 19990211

DOCDB simple family (application)

FR 9709821 A 19970731; AU 8868898 A 19980727; CA 2299173 A 19980727; CN 98807805 A 19980727; EP 98940346 A 19980727; FR 9801659 W 19980727; JP 2000505617 A 19980727; US 48504400 A 20000626