Flexible migration and
The route from prime to advant
The CTC platform creates individual and flexible migration scenarios for today’s users of prime applications. Instead of having to replace the entire installation in one step, with the CTC platform the smartcard IC can be switched over to advant and the readers of individual areas to 4000 or 6000 series step by step. Once the full migration to advant has been completed, if desired the LEGIC RF standard interface can be indefinitely disconnected.
Case: Company ID cards for Airbus (EADS)
from prime to advant with the CTC
LEGICs CTC (Cross-Standard Transponder Chip) is the solution for a flexible migration to LEGIC advant. The CTC platform enables users to move between installations with different RF standards. This means that, depending on security requirements, individual areas can be selectively designed and implemented with prime, 4000 or 6000 series reader ICs.
The CTC comes with pre-configured, confidential key material as a standard and uses modern encryption algorithms. At the same time, there is a prime memory on the chip: a LEGIC reader IC can also access the prime memory via the advant interface.
The CTC is a single smartcard IC for different RF standards on one identification medium. For ID media manufacturers, this means a simplified card design with only one antenna and lower costs.
Technical data of
ISO 14443 A |
LEGIC RF standard
|Memory size (Byte)||1002/2984|
|UID (Byte) ***||4/7|
|Range **||Up to 25 cm|
Key management |
|Data transfer encryption||AES (128 Bit)|
Data storage encryption |
AES (128/256 Bit), 3DES, DES|
Max. number |
of applications *
|Application segment size||Variable|
|Data retention (min.)||20 years|
|EEPROM cycles (min.)||100,000|
|Baud rate (kbit/s)||Up to 424 ****|
|Certified hardware platforms||–|
* Memory size indications are nominal values. The actual max. number of applications depends on the memory requirements of applied applications
** The max. reading range depends on the RF standard used, the requirements of national spectrum management authorities, reader application, antenna and transponder surroundings
*** Regardless of the platform used
**** Depends on the RF standard