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What's the difference between IC card and ID card ?
Dec 25, 2017

      The so-called IC card is an integrated circuit card, which is another new type of information tool that appears after the magnetic card. IC cards are also called smart cards, intelligent cards, microcircuit cards or microchip cards in some countries and regions. It is a microelectronic chip embedded in the ISO 7816 standard card base, made of the card form.

IC card reader IC card and application system is a bridge between, in the ISO international standard called interface device IFD (Interface Device). The CPU in the IFD is connected to and communicates with the IC card through an interface circuit. IC card interface circuit is a crucial part of the IC card reader, according to the actual application of the system can choose parallel communication, half-duplex serial communication and I2C communication and other IC card reader chip.


ID card full name for the identification card, is a kind of non-write-in induction card, ID card factory code when the chip has been fixed can not be changed, each time you just read the ID card number and related information associated. Like ID cards, ID cards use only the "card number". In addition to the card number, the card does not have any security function. The "card number" is public and naked. So ID card is "magnetic card."

       M1 card is a kind of IC card, referring to the chip abbreviation of NXP Mifare1 produced by Philips subsidiary NXP, which is one of the most commonly used inductive IC cards, generally 1K M1 card and 4K words The two M1 cards that M1S50, M1S70, 2005 after the slow progress of the country's production of M1 chip replacement M1 chip.

RF card is what we call radio frequency identification or RFID technology, also known as radio frequency identification, is a communication technology that can identify specific targets by radio signals and read and write related data without having to identify the system and the establishment of a specific target mechanical Or optical contact. Commonly used low-frequency (125k ~ 134.2K), high frequency (13.56Mhz), ultra-high frequency, microwave and other technologies. RFID reader is also divided into mobile and fixed, the current RFID technology is widely used, such as: libraries, access control systems, food safety traceability


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