Contact Smart Card Reader ICs

For contact smart card applications, NXP® offers a highly versatile family of ISO7816 compatible contact reader ICs. Backed by NXP's expertise and extensive range of support tools, including demo boards and software libraries, they are extremely simple to design into set-top-boxes, mobile devices and stand alone readers.

We are an industry leader in ISO/IEC 7816-compatible contact reader ICs, and are the world's number-one supplier of contact reader ICs for pay TV. We can provide EMVCo L1 and NDS/Cisco-compliant smartcard reader interfaces for any application. Building on the proven performance of our existing product range, the extended TDA80xx family enables easy design-in for a range of applications.


  • Extensive range of support tools offered, including demo boards and software libraries
  • Full product portfolio of market proven solution
  • Cost effective solutions tailored to each application
  • Easy to design-in with extensive support tools offered, including demo boards and software libraries

Target Applications

  • Pay-TV conditional access applications: Set-Top-Boxes, DVD/ Blu-ray decoders
  • Point Of Sales card readers and banking terminals
  • Logical access for computing, media access servers, automotive