Published on 28 March, 2014
StarChip®, experts in designing, qualifying and industrialising Smart Card integrated circuits (IC), recently announced the release of its second generation of Smart Card development tools, the StarBox V2. StarBox V2 is the development platform supporting StarChip’s next SIM product family and Banking & ID products.
Based on Keolabs’ Raisonance brand hardware and integrated development environment solutions, the StarBox V2 includes all the tools necessary to develop high-quality software in a timely and cost effective manner. StarBox V2 offers advanced emulation features (Rkit), integrated development environment (Ride7) as well as the StarChip Toolchain which includes the latest compiler from Cortus to guarantee the portability of customers’ projects. Last but not least, StarBox V2 supports a wide range of communication protocols, including ISO14443 as well as SWP for upcoming NFC products.
“This new generation of StarBox has been designed as part of StarChip’s strategy to support all new products, from low-end SIM to high-end secure contactless chip. To that matter, StarBox V2 includes a set of innovative and intuitive functions that improves both the performance and the user experience.” said Frederick Bonnin, StarChip Application and Software Manager. “This new development tool allows us to address the growing demand for high security in the Smart Card Market and position StarChip as an active global IC provider that places security as a focus“.
Ultra-fast code loading, infinite breakpoints and enhanced look & feel are some of the major improvements proposed by the StarBox V2. While Ride7 and related kits are available on demand from the StarChip support team, developers will find on StarChip’s support site documentation and tutorial videos demonstrating how to make the best use of StarBox V2 with Ride7.