Smart Card Handbook

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 4, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 1088 pages
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The most comprehensive book on state-of-the-art smart cardtechnology available

Updated with new international standards and specifications,this essential fourth edition now covers all aspects of smart cardin a completely revised structure. Its enlarged coverage nowincludes smart cards for passports and ID cards, health care cards,smart cards for public transport, and Java Card 3.0.

New sub-chapters cover near field communication (NFC), singlewire protocol (SWP), and multi megabyte smart cards(microcontroller with NAND-Flash). There are also extensiverevisions to chapters on smart card production, the security ofsmart cards (including coverage of new attacks and protectionmethods), and contactless card data transmission (ISO/IEC 10536,ISO/IEC 14443, ISO/IEC 15693).

This edition also features:

  • additional views to the future development of smart cards, suchas USB, MMU, SWP, HCI, Flash memory and their usage;
  • new internet technologies for smart cards; smart card webserver, HTTP-Protocol, TCP/IP, SSL/TSL;
  • integration of the new flash-based microcontrollers for smartcards (until now the usual ROM-based microcontrollers), and;
  • a completely revised glossary with explanations of allimportant smart card subjects (600 glossary terms).

Smart Card Handbook is firmly established as thedefinitive reference to every aspect of smart card technology,proving an invaluable resource for security systems developmentengineers. Professionals and microchip designers working in thesmart card industry will continue to benefit from this essentialguide. This book is also ideal for newcomers to the field.

The Fraunhofer Smart Card Award was presented to the authors forthe Smart Card Handbook, Third Edition in 2008.


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Wolfgang Rankl, Munich, Germany
Wolfgang Rankl is currently Head of Telecom and Research and Development at Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) Germany. He is an experienced author, having written three editions of the book Smart Card Handbook for Wiley (3rd Edition published 2003), and the 4th German edition of this book for Hanser Chipkarten Anwendungen: Entwurfsmuster für Einsatz und Programmierung con Chipkarten which was published in March 2008. He has been dedicated to the development and research of smart card systems since 1990.

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