FIME today announced that the EMVCo global technical body has qualified the latest version of the FIME Radio Frequency (RF) test bench based on Keysight´s T1141A Test Set.
The test tool addresses the requirements included in the EMV Contactless Level 1 Specification for contactless and mobile payments. FIME, a leading provider of secure-chip consulting and testing services, will use the system to confirm that mobile and contactless card products perform as specified by the EMV™ Proximity Integrated Circuit Card (PICC) version 2.3 Specification.
The qualification by EMVCo is the result of the successful cooperation between Keysight and FIME and enables both organizations to address the increasing market demand for advanced test equipment.
"We started working with Keysight to expand our RF test bench portfolio to offer more diversity to our customers wishing to purchase RF test tools for in-house usage," said Pascal le Ray, CEO FIME. "FIME continually broadens its offering to ensure it delivers not only state-of-the-art products and services, but also choice to the industry. The test bench will be used by our EMVCo accredited laboratories globally with the Keysight T1141A Test Set to deliver official EMVCo product approvals."
"Keysight is very proud to contribute, together with FIME, to the success of the EMV industry with our T1141A Test Set," said Joe De Pond, vice president and general manager, Mobile Broadband Operations, Keysight. "Our platform delivers flexibility and robustness to address EMVCo, NFC and ISO requirements. FIME and Keysight´s customers will benefit from our successful cooperation and efficient test tools that address current and future needs."
In addition to EMV contact, contactless and mobile certification tools, laboratory expertise, and consulting services, FIME delivers training to use the RF test bench in-house and helps its customers to further understand the EMVCo Contactless Specifications and improve the performance of their product. This level of training assists customers in efficiently and effectively obtaining EMVCo certification for contactless cards and mobile devices. It also reduces the time needed for product qualification.
FIME's work with Keysight has focused on EMV Level 1 RF testing for mobile or contactless smartcards (PICC). Both organizations are actively working to address EMVCo requirements and complete qualification of their existing test solutions for payment terminals (Proximity Coupling Device).
FIME and Keysight offer easy upgrade paths for its customers to integrate EMVCo and NFC testing in their test systems.