BCTC and Micropross collaborate for EMVCo testing in China
BCTC and Micropross announced today a collaboration aiming at enabling BCTC to provide test services for EMVCo L1 contactless testing. BCTC is the leading test laboratory in China for all matters related to payment means. This technical collaboration is a significant milestone for both companies.
Applus and Micropross announce collaboration
Applus and Micropross announced today a collaboration on the offering of test services following the EMVCo L1 contactless analog test specification. To be able to offer those services, Applus used the Micropross validated test tool for EMVCo L1 contactless analog testing to go through EMVCo validation process. More details in the attached press release.
Micropross EMVCo contactless analog test bench first one validated based on latest standard
Micropross once again proves its technological advance, by obtaining EMVCo validation for their analog test bench. This test bench is particulary important for smartcard manufacturers, as well as NFC device designers, who wish to ensure interoperability of their designs with the already deployed payment infrastructure.
Renesas selects Micropross tools for NFC testing
Renesas, a worldwide reference in the supply of semiconductor related solutions, selected Micropross equipment for test of their NFC components. Read the attached press release to find out more.
Micropross RF specialist chairman of a NFC Forum working group
At the NFC Forum Face To Face meeting that was held in Tokyo, Japan last june, a new chairman for the RF Testing Taskforce has been elected : Erwan Le Fer.
EMVCo validates Micropross analog contactless test bench
Micropross is proud to announce that EMVCo has validated their EMVCo analog contactless bench. This is the first time a company manages to obtain this distinction. Benefit for users, is the possibility to perform pre-validation of their devices before going to official validation laboratories. As a result, better productivity and money saving. Micropross EMVCo analog contactless bench can be used on different types of devices, such as : contactless smartcards NFC devices contactless readers Moreover, this tool integrates in Micropross Contactless Test Station, allowing users to perform all 13.56MHz related conformance testing, in a fully automated manner.
Micropross and Smart Packaging Solutions announce technical partnership
Smart Packaging Solution, an longtime innovator in terms of inlay design, chose Micropross testers to perform quality insurance test of their products. This choice enables SPS to propose to their customers products that have been submitted to quality insurance tests, on both contact and contactless interfaced of their products.
Micropross to supply NFC Protocol Analyser for NFC Forum Plugfests
It has been announced today that Micropross will be supplying to the NFC Forum Plugfests its MP300 ACL1 protocol analyser, enabling the participants to deeply investigate any interoperability matters that would arise between two NFC devices.
Micropross to release EMVCo contactless L1 analog test solution for PICC and PCD
Micropross has been granted the authorisation by the EMVCo organisation to release a solution allowing customers to perform compliance checking of readers (PCD) and smartcards (PICC) with the EMVCo L1 analog specifications. This solution is a great addition to the roster of tools already present inside the Contactless Test Station.
Micropross first to get approval from EMVCo for its Card Level 1 Electrical test tool (version 4.2b)
Micropross is proud to announce it has received the positive qualification from the CAWG (Card Approval Working Group) to supply a test tool compatible with EMVCo L1 electrical test specifications. This solution is based on the MP300 TC3 test hardware, which is already the host of SWP/S-HDLC/HCI test solutions, as well as ISO 10373-3.
Micropross to propose testers for latest contactless very high bit rate (VHBR) technology
Micropross has teamed up with semi-conductor giant Infineon to propose new test equipment allowing test of contactless smartcards supporting very high bit rate (VHBR) technology. This VHBR technology allows communication with contactless smartcards at speeds up to 6.8Mbps, which allows to dramatically reduce personalization time, and time for read operations. Please find out more by reading our press release.
Micropross releases new contactless/NFC protocol analyser : the MP300 ACL1
Micropross has released a new protocol analyser for contactless applications : the MP300 ACL1. The aim of this tool,is to spy any exchanges that occurs between contactless objects that operate at13.56MHz. Unlike the other tools present on the market, the MP300 ACL1 comes bundled with a revolutionary acquisition probe, that is not positioned between the objects to be spied, but aside. This way, zero intrusivity in the communication is guaranteed. The MP300 ACL1 is capable of spying all major protocols, including : -ISO 14443 A/B -ISO 15693 -MifareTM -FeliCaTM -NFC-Forum -NFC-IP1 and -IP2
Micropross unveils NFC Forum analog test solution at Cartes 2010
Micropross is pleased to announce that they have presented at the Cartes 2010 exhibition, in Paris,France, their solution to check the compliance of NFC devices with the specifications defined by theNFC Forum organization. Live demos were available for the numerous visitors of Micropross booth. From a technical point of view, this solution includes the Micropross MP300 TCL2 tester, as well as anoscilloscope, a RF amplifier, and last but not least, the reference antennas defined by the NFC Forum(reference Pollers and Listeners). Also presented during the exhibition, automated test scripts, thatenable engineers to run their test scripts in a smooth and easy manner.
Micropross joins the Silicon Trust organisation
Micropross announced on the 30th of november 2010 it joins the Silicon Trust organisation. The goal of Micropross in joining this working group is to exchange ideas about the world of security in general, and test in particular. All details concerning this event can be found in the attached press release.
Micropross re-launches its website
On a perpetual quest to improve its online services, Micropross, worldwide leader in the supply of test and personalization equipment for the smartcard industry, has launched a new version of its website on September the 6th, 2010. This website features detailed descriptions on each and every Micropross tools, solutions, and accessories. Micropross corporate news can also be accessed on this website, to get the latest hints on the life of the company.
Micropross tools improve quality and productivity for Thames Card Technology
Thames Card Technology Ltd, a leading plastic card manufacturer located in the UK, active in the business of EMVCo card manufacturing personalization and customization faced the challenge to embed and test new dual interface chips for the banking market. After consulting several potential providers, they have decided to choose the MP300 MT1 tester from Micropross, leading supplier of contactless smartcard, NFC, RF testing tools. This tester is able to perform both analog and protocol test for ISO 14443 type A, B, Felica TM, Mifare TM modules, but also proprietary protocol : LegicTM
Micropross has organised its second annual distributor training seminar
For the second time, Micropross has organized a training session in its headquarters in Lille,France, from the 6th until the 10th of july. The idea behind this meeting was multiple. First, it was the occasion for Micropross distributors to update their knowledge in the new products. Then, itwas also interesting for the whole gathering to have some exchanges about their vision themarket, their respective state of the arts, and simply, their ways to do business.
Micropross releases MUST 2
Micropross, leading supplier of contact smartcard, NFC and RF testing tools, today announces the launch of MUST2, a test suite enabling to verify the compliance of the electrical elements of EMV cards to the EMVCo specifications. With this tool, smartcard manufacturers can cover an essential part of the mandatory EMVCo Level 1 Card TypeApproval process.
About Micropross : main tool provider of INSIDE Contactless R&D team.
Oliver Miallet, Corporate Product Engineering Manager, leader for NFC Design at INSIDE Contacless,shared his point of view on Micropross state-of-the-art testers and emulators .
Micropross and Brightsight announce technical collaboration
Micropross and Brightsight are glad to announce a technical collaboration in the area of contactless smartcard testing. This agreement will enable users of Brightsight’s security analysis tools to benefit from the expertise of both companies in an integrated and packaged solution.
Aspects Tools and Micropross announce partnership
Micropross and Aspects Tools Limited announce a partnership to deliver market leading test tools to the SWP community. In recognition of the greater specialism required to develop fexible, powerful and easy to use SWP solutions, Micropross and Aspects are combining their specialist knowledge of hardware and software design. As well as collaborating to develop market leading SWP test solution, the companies are exploring opportunities to bring their unique experiences to custom projects for their joint customer base.
Micropross launches new product: SC1 SWP Emulator
Micropross presents a new MP300 family member : SC1 - SWP Emulator. This new product is destined to carry out electrical and protocol tests on the handset CLF controller (Contactless front-end). SWP Emulator is the first smart card simulator which combines SWP and ISO 7816 protocols and provides advanced test and measurement features.
Micropross presents a new product: MP60
To respond to the continuous growth of SIM chips embedding mass storage functionalities, Micropross designs a new product: the MP60.This small desktop contact reader withstands ISO/IEC 7816, USB 2.0 and SWP protocols and is intended to simplify smart card applications development. Its flexibility enables to test the smartcard accurately defining conditions as voltages or adjustable frequency.
Micropross and Sony collaborate for FeliCa contactless testing market
MICROPROSS and Sony Corporation agreed to develop and supply tester of Felica Contactless IC Card technology developed by Sony Corporation, for international markets. Philippe Bacle, MICROPROSS' President, said "This deal with Sony is a major step in our strategy to focus on the fast growing contactless technology market