Following is the image of the smart card which I am using. Can I get the pin configuration?

And what kind of memory IC can we fit inside this card. How to find inside IC?


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Here's a link that explain quite well what the pinout is.


And by experience the IC inside these kind of cards are simply a little DIE package right under the connector

Here's is a picture of the actual structure of a smart card

And here is a list of what type of cards you can find

Smart Card Types

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is that EEPROM ic? \$\endgroup\$ Dec 11, 2014 at 14:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ From little research it depends on the type of cards, maybe you'll have a datasheet for your card smartcardbasics.com/smart-card-types.html \$\endgroup\$
    – GmodCake
    Dec 11, 2014 at 14:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ I believe that most smart cards have a security chip which uses an encrypted challenge-response system. This is to prevent cloning a card. \$\endgroup\$
    – DoxyLover
    Dec 11, 2014 at 18:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ From my little knowledge on this subjet, I think it depends on what type of card, there is some that you can read/write but some other type that you can only read (read-only) the encryption depends on what card you're using I guess \$\endgroup\$
    – GmodCake
    Dec 11, 2014 at 19:01

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