HID® OMNIKEY® Smart@Link Chipset
Category OMNIKEY®
Brand HID
Smart@Link chipset, the core for OMNIKEY contact readers

Smart card reader chip sets are the heart of every smart card based product or solution and are critical in determining the performance of the complete system.The Smart@Link chip set is pre-certified for HBCI and EMV whereas the drivers are already certified for Microsoft® Windows WHQL. Whatever form you require - chip set, reader board or Eval-boards - we can support you in your integration project.

Key Features

  • Designed for easy integration in USB smartcard stand-alone devices
  • CCID compliant for easy plug & play(no additional USB driver is required ifoperating system supports CCID)
  • All major operating systems supported
  • High-performance smart card interface

Smart Card Interface Standards:

  • ISO 7816 & EMV2 2000 Level 1


  • T=0, T=1
  • 2-wire: SLE 4432/42 (S=10)
  • 3-wire: SLE 4418/28 (S=9)
  • I2C (S=8)

Supported Card Types:

  • 5V, 3V and 1.8V Smart Cards
  • ISO 7816 Class A, AB and C


Smart Card Detection:

  • Movement detection with auto power-off
  • Automatic Detection of smart card type
  • Short circuit and thermal protection

Supported APIs:

  • PC/SC driver (ready for 2.01)
  • CT-API (on top of PC/SC)
  • Synchronous-API (on top of PC/SC)
  • OCF (on top of PC/SC)
  • I2C (on top of PC/SC)


  • 32-pin VQFP / 32QFN chip including firmware and drivers on a per unit license fee


  • Design-In Kit for development - Contains 3 chips,ready-to-use Eval Board, drivers & documentation

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