card option – chip


Plastic card with chip memory

Plastic cards with contact memory chip

Memory cards, often referred to as chip cards, are simply cards with a chip – an electronic circuit that enables saving information on the card.

Unlike cards with RFID modules, a chip card must be inserted into the reader. The transfer of information from the chip to the reader takes place when the appropriate contacts in the reader connect with the surface of the chip on the card.

The chip has a larger memory capacity than the magnetic stripe, so it can store more information. The chip on the card is placed on one side of the card, closer to the short edge.

The chip card is used in places such as:

  • production companies (access to halls, rooms)
  • restaurants (logging into the system)
  • hotels (door locks)
  • schools (electronic student ID cards)
  • banking (payment cards, credit cards).

There are many types of chips, so make sure which model you need before submitting your inquiry. If you already have a system with readers, computers, etc., check the chip information in the reader’s technical specifications.

card with FM24C64D memory module

Memory chip FM24C64D

If you are at the first stage and are just looking for a system, readers, and cards, let us suggest one of the popular models, namely the FM24C64D chip.
Module specifications:

  • low operating voltage: VCC = 1.7 V to 5.5 V
  • internal organization: 8,192 x 8 bits
  • 2-wire serial interface
  • Schmitt trigger, filtered inputs for noise suppression
  • bi-directional data transfer protocol
  • compatibility: 1 MHz (2.5 V ~ 5.5 V) and 400 kHz (1.7 V)
  • write protection for hardware data protection
  • 32-byte page writing modes (partial page writing is allowed)
  • 32-byte security sector
  • 128-bit unique identifier (UID)
  • time cycle of recording (maximum 5 sec.)
  • high reliability: durability up to 1,000,000 write cycles and 40 years of data storage
  • PDIP8 (RoHS compliant)
  • SOP8, TSSOP8, TDFN8, and thin 4-ball WLCSP (RoHS compliant and halogen-free)

Absolute Maximum Ratings:
  • working temperature (plastic package): -55 ° C to + 125 ° C
  • working temperature (module package): -20 ° C to + 60 ° C
  • storage temperature (plastic package): -65 ° C to + 150 ° C
  • storage temperature (module package): -25 ° C to + 70 ° C
  • voltage on any pin while maintaining grounding: -1.0 V to +7.0 V
  • maximum operating voltage of 6.25 V
  • DC output current: 5.0 mA

Contact us to receive the full module specification in PDF.