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GNU/Linux Rapid Embedded Programming by Rodolfo Giometti

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Smart card reader

A smart card and a smart card reader are complex devices that are used everywhere nowadays, starting from our credit cards to the smartphones. The term smart card implies a set of technologies, including integrated circuits, microprocessors, memories, antennas, and so on in the same integrated circuit to form a microchip that is the heart of a smart card. On the other hand, a smart card reader is complex device that can communicate with the smart card and save data on it or return data to a computer.

These devices can be used where the identification can be done by inserting a credit card (or something similar) somewhere for identification. These are not wireless.

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