Smart Card Devices

To work with the smart card support in Windows, smart card readers and cards should be compatible with Interoperability Specification for ICCs and Personal Computer Systems.

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Generic Identity Device Specification

Specifies the profile (card edge and the data model) that can be supported by a physical identity device such as a smart card that fully complies with ISO/IEC 7816.

Microsoft Class Drivers for USB CCID Smart Cards

This article addresses issues related to the development of the Microsoft CCID class driver for Windows, including a list of the features in the USB CCID (Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices) specification that the driver will support.

Smart Card Minidrivers

Smart Card minidrivers are implemented according to the Windows Smart Card Minidriver Specification. The following specifications prescribe the version and related capabilities to which a minidriver will conform.




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