What is cgCard?
cgCard is a full function (Java Card) smart card in a form factor of a micro SD Card. It can be used in any standard micro SD card slot, i.e. smartphones, tablets and computers. It covers the full range of smart card use cases, i.e. 2-Factor Authentication, encryption, secure key storage and others. The unique architecture of the cgCard offers an “Open Platform” for system integrators, security application vendors, and OEMs to develop customized solutions for smartcards and security tokens. certgate’s microSD architecture is designed with the flexibility and the ability to be customized for the use of any ISO 7816 standard smartcards.
The operational area and the communication with the cgCard depends on the used platform which can be e.g. a smartphone or PC. Another criterion is the internal structure of the used platform and the physical interfaces. At the moment the way to access the cgCard is via certgate PC/SC interface. certgate provides an interface device driver, so that PC/SC based applications or middleware can access directly the cgCard.
|Product Name/ Identifier||cgCard / CGSC|
|Form Factor/ Features||microSD compliant with SD Specification 3.0|
|Mass Storage Capacity||8 GB|
Compliant with the SDA ASSD protocol
FSI proprietary protocol
T=1 protocol with the secure chip
|Smart card hardware||Infineon SLE 78 with 80 EEPROM|
|Smart card OS|
Java Card 3.0, Global Platform 2.2.1
Hardware: Common Criteria EAL 5+ certified, RNG AIS31, FIPS-140
OS: jTOP ID, Common Criteria EAL5+ certified
RSA up to 2048 bit
ECC up to 512/521 bit
AES up to 256 bit
SHA2 up to 512 bit
Java card applets not included. Applets available separately. See cv sc/interface
Windows, Android, BlackBerry10
MacOS/Linux (on request)
|Size/ weight||15.0mm x 11.0mm x 0.7mm|
|Temperature range||-25° up to 85°C|