Chip cards

 

Popularly used chip cards may have varied functionality, depending on the applied electronic system. Two main types of the system are used where one is primarily applied for the storage of data (memory chip cards) and the second one is of much broader scope of capabilities owing to the use of a microprocessor and an OS. Depending on the choice of the electronic system, the level of data security stored on the chip card and the data storage space are also varied.

Due to their parameters and security, chip cards are used in information protection systems, in loyalty programmes and in payment systems.