Reader Testing Platforms

Test platforms to emulate smart card signals and analyze reader responses, spy platforms to capture and analyze signals between reader and card

 

KEOLABS provides test platforms and certification solutions for validating both contactless and contact card readers used in a range of application areas including identity (epassport, drivers license), fare collection for public transit, access control and payment to name a few. Supported testing functionalities on these platforms include:

  • Card signal emulation at digital and analog/electrical levels
  • Non-intrusive signal capture and protocol analysis (a.k.a. Spy capability)

Platforms allow validation of a range of technologies including NFC, ISO14443, FeliCa (ISO18025), ISO15693 contactless (13.56 Mhz) reader protocols and SWP (HCI/HDLC) and ISO7816 contact reader protocols. Platform configuration and control can be done via a dedicated software interface (RGPA - Real Time Protocol Analyzer), or scripting (Python, JScript, ...) that allows users to define and execute sequences of signals in specific, automated scenarios.

 

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Test Platforms, Options & Accessories

Tester

Fully programmable card (PICC), reader (PCD) and NFC signal emulator for device characterization and protocol conformance verification. ProxiLAB...
Autonomous, all-in-one signal emulator and protocol analyzer for easy testing of 13.56 Mhz contactless communication interfaces on smart card readers
Autonomous, all-in-one signal emulator and protocol analyzer for easy testing of ISO 7816 contact communication interfaces on smart card readers

Spy

Innovative protocol analyzer for easy, non-intrusive capture and protocol analysis of communication between contactless cards, readers and mobile...
Laboratory class spy and protocol analyzer for easy, non-intrusive capture and analysis of communication between contact cards and readers using...
Autonomous, all-in-one spy and protocol analyzer for easy capture and analysis of communication between contactless cards, readers and mobile...
Autonomous, all-in-one spy and protocol analyzer for easy capture and analysis of communication between contact cards, readers and mobile phones...

License options

Software license option for ProxiLAB Quest adds analog control of emulated smart card (PICC) signals when testing smart card reader (PCD) and NFC...
Requires ProxiLAB with SC-ProxiLAB-PICC-AB option
NomadLAB ISO 14443 (A, B) signal capture and protocol analysis option
NomadLAB ISO 7816 card emulation option
Software license option for ProxiLAB Quest adds emulation of PICC ISO14443 A/B to test card readers (PCD)
Requires ProxiLAB hardware
Software license option for ProxiLAB Quest adds emulation of PICC for NFC (includes NFC IP1/IP2, ISO 15693, FeliCa) to test card readers (PCD) and...
Requires ProxiLAB with SC-ProxiLAB-PICC-AB option
NomadLAB ISO 14443 (A, B) PICC emulation option
License option for signal capture and ISO7816 protocol analysis for contact smart cards and readers
Requires ContactLAB hardware
ProxiSPY NFC, FeliCa, ISO 15693 protocol analysis option with probes adapted to mobile phones and other non-card form factors
Requires ProxiSPY hardware

Hardware Accessories

Cable for connection of NFC probes for ProxiSPY
Class ID1 PICC reference probe for testing of contactless readers according to ISO 10373-6
PICC reference probe kit with probes for classes 1 to 3 allowing testing of contactless readers according to ISO 10373-6 standards
Cable for inter-connection of KEOLABS' hardware plarforms
PICC reference probe kit with probes for classes 4 to 6 allowing testing of contactless readers according to ISO 10373-6 standards
Rob5x adapted PICC reference probe kit with probes for classes 4 to 6 allowing testing of contactless readers according to ISO 10373-6 standards in...
Rob5x adapted PICC reference probe kit with probes for classes 1 to 3 allowing testing of contactless readers according to ISO 10373-6 standards in...
Rob5x adapted PICC reference probes and accessory kit with probes for classes 1 to 6 allowing testing of contactless readers implementing ISO14443...
Vacuum accessory for autonomous handling of cards during testing
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Bench assembly for calibration of NFC Forum poller/listener antennas
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VICC reference probe for testing of contactless readers that implement ISO 15693 protocol
Signal capture probes adapted to smart objects with non-standard form factors
Requires ProxiSPY hardware
Replacement cable for connection of hardware platforms to external test bench equipment.

Documents

  • ProxiLAB Quest Platform Product Release
  • KEOLABS Testing Platforms, Solutions and Services
  • Rob5x test automation platform