Micropross announced today that its Card Level 1 electrical test tool, called Must², got qualified by the CAWG (Card Approval Working Group).
This qualification means that the MUST² product has successfully passed the approval scheme defined by the EMVCo organization. The set of test cases supported by the tool is the EMVCo Card Type Approval Card Level 1 Electrical Test Cases version 4.2b.
Philippe Bacle, CEO of Micropross, said : "We are the first test tool designer to be able to propose a solution that features all electrical test cases following the latest test specification defined by the EMVCo. I am personally delighted of this great achievement, which is the result of a hard work of our engineers".
Using the MUST² tool, smartcard manufacturers cover all electrical test cases defined inside the EMVCo test specification. The test hardware that is used is the Micropross MP300 TC3. Furthermore, it is possible to add on top of the electrical test certified protocol test cases, making the MUST² platform a complete test environment for Level 1 characterisation of contact smartcards.
Today, this test solution is already used by test laboratories like ICTK (South Korea), RFI Global (UK), Applus (Spain), and TÜV (Japan).