USB Smart Token CardOS V5.3

CardOS V5.3 is a multifunctional native smart card operating system, which is extendable by customized packages to amend or adjust the operating system functionality. In addition the authentication framework is a flexible option to realize authentication protocols by using configuration data. With the ICAO functionality (ICAO Doc 9303) CardOS 5.3 is suited for contact based eID projects based on BAC and EAC protocols. CardOS 5.3 offers state-of-the-art crypto algorithms with AES, SHA-2 and elliptic curves. The ISO compliant security architecture of CardOS V5.3 supports access rules in expanded format. Atos CardOS API middleware is available separately and provides the best integration to standard applications on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.



  • Basic Features
    CardOS V5.3 offers the following general features:
    ` ISO/IEC 7816 compatible commands
    ` Compatibility with the most important international standards providing long-term security for integration in standardized environments (readers, applications, etc.)
    ` Expandability of the operating system with the subsequent addition of software packages
    ` Integrity protection of all active software packages preventing the use of corrupt software
    ` “Command chaining” in accordance with ISO/IEC 7816-4
    ` A dynamic, flexible file system based on ISO/IEC 7816-4 with the following characteristics:
    – Number of files and folders with any depth of nesting
    – Support of Short File IDs
    – Dynamic memory management for optimal utilization of the available EEPROM
    – Protection mechanisms against EEPROM defects, power failure and card tearing
    – Flexible Memory Management for RAM and EEPROM
    ` Support of CV (card verifiable) certificates
    – Extraction and use of the public key directly from the certificate
    – Verification of certificates and certificate chains

  • Cryptographic Functions
    CardOS V5.0 provides a large number of cryptographic functions and algorithms, such as:
    ` Symmetric Algorithms
    – Triple DES (CBC) with ISO padding
    – DES MAC3 and Retail MAC with ISO or ANSI padding
    – AES (CBC) with key length 128, 192, 256 bit
    – AES CMAC with ISO padding
    ` Asymmetric algorithms
    – RSA based on CRT with an arbitrary public exponent with key length up to 4096 bit
    – PKCS#1-BT1 or PKCS#1-BT2 padding
    – PSS Padding according to PKCS#1 V2.1
    – Elliptic Curve Cryptography based on GF(p) with key length up to 512 bit
    ` Calculation of cryptographic hash values with SHA-1, SHA-224, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512
    ` Creation and verification of digital signatures with RSA and ECDSA
    ` Internal and external key generation for RSA and EC keys
    ` Secured key import with Secure Messaging
    ` Key Agreement with EC-Diffie-Hellmann (ECDH), EC Key Agreement of ElGamal Type (EC-KAEG)
    ` Flexible derivation of session keys
    ` True random number generator.

  • Communication Protocols
    Transmission protocol according to ISO/IEC 7816-3
    ` T=1 protocol
    ` Support of extended length APDUs according to ISO/IEC 7816-4
    ` Up to four logical channels
    ` Support of protocol parameter selection (PPS)
    ` Support of WTX (Waiting Time eXtension)
    ` Fast, selectable card communication with up to 436 kbaud.

  • Hardware Platform
    CardOS 5.3 is based on the innovative digital security technology ‘Integrity Guard’ from Infineon and is implemented on the SLE78 next generation security controller platform using SOLID FLASHTM 1 . SOLID FLASHTM products offer significant value add like increased logistic flexibility and faster time to market. CardOS V5.3 is available on the chip SLE78CFX3000P providing 96 kByte user memory. Certification covers also the derivates SLE78CFX2400P and SLE78CFX4000P, which are available on request depending on the memory needs of the application. CardOS5.3 is available as smart card in ID-1, ID-000 or Micro SIM format.
    CardOS V5.3 is certified according to Common Criteria EAL4+ in compliance with:
    ` SSCD-PP Type 3 (CWA 14169)
    ` German signature law/ordinance on electronic signatures (SigG/SigV) with respective signature applications.

  • Form Factor

  • Connection
    USB Plug&Play

  • Interface
    USB 2.0 Full Speed

  • Size
    37,9 x 12 x 4,5 mm

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