This International Standard defines test methods for characteristics of identification cards according to the definition given in ISO/IEC 7810. Each test method is cross-referenced to one or more base standards, which may be ISO/IEC 7810 or one or more of the supplementary standards that define the information storage technologies employed in identification cards applications.
Criteria for acceptability do not form part of this International Standard but will be found in the International Standards mentioned above.
Test methods described in this International Standard are intended to be performed separately. A given card is not required to pass through all the tests sequentially.
This part of ISO/IEC 10373 deals with test methods, which are specific to contactless integrated circuit(s) cards technology (vicinity cards). ISO/IEC 10373-1, General characteristics, deals with test methods which are common to one or more ICC technologies and other parts deal with other technology-specific tests.
Unless otherwise specified, the tests in this part of ISO/IEC 10373 shall be applied exclusively to Vicinity cards defined in ISO/IEC 15693-1 and ISO/IEC 15693-2.