Features and Benefits

  • Quickly Develop Smart Card Applications Using Maxim's Example Code and Easily Port to Any MAXQ RISC Microcontroller
  • 2-Line LCD Screen for Graphical User Interface
  • USB Interface for Prototyping USB Card Reader Applications
  • Two Card Sockets (One Full-Size Socket and One SIM Socket) for Prototyping Smart Card Applications
  • Single 5V Power-Supply Input with an On-Board 3.3V Regulator
  • Card Interface Pins Brought Out to Headers for Customer Card Socket
  • Pushbuttons for Reset, Interrupt, and Application Control
  • Level-Shifted RS-232 Interface
  • Schematics and BOM Provides a Proven Solution for New Designs
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The DS8005 evaluation kit (EV kit) conveniently evaluates the capabilities of the DS8005 dual smart card interface chip. The EV kit includes a MAXQ622 16-bit RISC microcontroller to control the smart card interface. One full-size socket, as well as one SIM card socket, is included to communicate with a 1.8V, 3V, or 5V IC card. An LCD screen and/or serial port can provide detailed feedback on program operations and aids in debugging applications. In addition, the MAXQ622 has a built-in USB serial interface engine (SIE) to allow USB card reader applications.


  • Access Control
  • Financial Terminals
  • Pay Television
  • Set-Top Box Conditional Access
  • Telecommunications

Applicable Parts