- Power of the Smart Card via a selectable switch. (3.3V and 5V)
- Smart Mouse USB Programmer for the Phoenix / Smart Mouse mode with 3.58,
6.00, 8.00, 10.00 and 12.00MHZ dip-switch.
- Phoenix or Smart Mouse mode selectable with a dip-switch.
- FTDI chipset (the drivers are already included in most Linux or Windows
- 2 LED indicators for card activity (traffic)
- Power and programming via USB. (there is no need for external power
- Mini USB cable is supplied.
- Suitable as an external card reader for the Dreambox, D-Box, Fritz Box and
other Linux and Windows applications.
What is Phoenix, Smartmouse?
There are today numerous software’s on the internet that are used to
communicate with different types of smartcards that follows ISO7816(T=0)
standard such as WinExplorer.
Common for these programs are that they need a
Phoenix- or a Smartmouse-interface to communicate with the smartcard.
interface (really a very simple construction, it was originally created by
hobbyists who wanted to communicate with smartcards) transform the signal
to/from the serialport of the computer to levels that the smartcard can
Then an oscillator is provided to the card so it can handle the
commands sent to it.Normally a oscillator at 3.579575MHz are used because the
ISO7816-standard originally uses a speed that is “oscillator” divided with 372
that gives approx. 9600 bps.
The difference between Phoenix and Smartmouse is
the polarity on the reset-signal.
WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE 71415134