ISO - IEC International Standardization

ISO/IEC 14443 Conformance Certification

Conformance testing services for reliable, secure contactless cards and readers


The ISO/IEC 10373-6 is the international test standard for functional validation at the analog and protocols levels of smart cards, card readers and other devices implementing the ISO/IEC 14443 protocol in 13.56 Mhz contactless communications. It is the foundation for ensuring the reliability, interoperaiblity of contactless smart cards and card readers. The ISO/IEC 10373-6 standard and derived testing solutions allow conformance assessment of:

  • End-user contactless devices (eMRTD, transport eTicketing, smart cards (PICC), tags, keyfobs, NFC handsets)
  • Contactless readers (eMRTD inspection systems, readers (PCD), tranport readers, etc. ...)
  • Packaged devices (inlays, modules, NFC SIM, MicroSD)
  • Embedded integrated circuits (hardware chips, secure elements)

Conformance Testing Services

ICUBE Testing Center provides ISO/IEC 10373-6 analog & protocol level testing for functional validation of the contactless implementation in a variety of products that use the ISO/IEC 14443 communication protocol. Tested products range from eMRTD and smart cards for a variety of applications to card readers and NFC mobile phones.

The laboratory is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing facility for the smart card industry.

Additional Related Services

Depending on the specific application area, the product implementing the ISO/IEC 14443 standard may require testing under other standards. ICUBE Testing Center offers services for qualification of products in the following areas and for the following standards: