ISO IEC 15693-1 pdf download Identification cards — Contactless integrated circuit cards — Vicinity cards — Part 1: Physical characteristics
This part of ISO/IEC 15693 defines the physical characteristics of vicinity cards (VICCs).
It is used in conjunction with other parts of ISO/IEC 15693.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
ISO/IEC 7810, Identification cards — Physical characteristics
ISO/IEC 15457-1, Identification cards — Thin flexible cards — Part 1: Physical characteristics
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO/IEC 7810, ISO/IEC 15457-1 and the following apply.
electronic component designed to perform processing and/or memory functions
pertaining to the achievement of signal exchange with, and supply of power to, the card without the use of galvanic elements (i.e. the absence of an ohmic path from the external interfacing equipment to the integrated circuit contained within the card)
contactless integrated circuit card
card into which integrated circuit and coupling means have been placed, such that communication to such integrated circuit is done in a contactless manner
operate as intended
operate in the manner described by the manufacturer’s specification in accordance with ISO/IEC 15693
contactless integrated circuit card or other object with which communication and power transfer are done by inductive coupling in vicinity of a coupling device
4 Physical characteristics
The VICC may be in the form of a card compliant with ISO/IEC 7810 or ISO/IEC 15457-1, or an object of any other dimension.
If the VICC dimensions are not compliant with ISO/IEC 7810 or ISO/IEC 15457-1, the dimensions of the VICC antenna shall not exceed 86 mm × 54 mm × 3 mm in order to maximize interoperability.
NOTE This antenna size restriction stems from the fact that the radio frequency power and signal interface defined in ISO/IEC 15693-2 and its test methods in ISO/IEC 10373-7 are based on ID-1 cards. The test methods can give unreliable results with antennas larger than that defined above.
4.3 Alternating magnetic field
The VICC, whichever form the VICC has according to 4.1, shall continue to operate as intended after continuous exposure to a magnetic field of an average level of 10 A/m rms at 13,56 MHz. The averaging time is 30 seconds and the maximum level of the magnetic field is limited to 12 A/m rms.
4.4 Additional information
Surface quality for printing is discussed in Annex A.
When a hole slot is optionally implemented, the slot should be as shown in Annex B.