Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 10373-7-02 (adoption of ISO/IEC 10373-7:2001). At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 10373-7:2008 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
ISO/IEC 10373 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 card applications.
NOTE 1 Criteria for acceptability do not form part of ISO/IEC 10373, but will be found in the International Standards mentioned above.
NOTE 2 Test methods defined in ISO/IEC 10373 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 card (vicinity card) technology. ISO/IEC 10373-1 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 apply exclusively to vicinity cards defined in ISO/IEC 15693-1 and ISO/IEC 15693-2.