SC8in1 Interface

Combined Multimedia - Devices are becoming moore an moore popular. They do provide various usage possibilities like:

HTPC (Home Theater PC) for Reproduction of DVD, VCD, SVCD, DIVX, MP3

Digital Video Recorder

Sat & TV Receiver

Internet Surf box

Internet WebRadio und Web TV

Games - Console

ISDN Monitor

Newsticker

Email Monitor

and much moore...

Typical examples are the Siemens-Fujitsu Multitainer and the Activy300, which are based on Intel PC architecture. Also other devices like the popular dbox2 can be rebuilt to a multimedia terminal. After Linux installation on the dbox2, it is possible to use the dbox2 for the above mentioned multimedia - tasks.

The Linux Projekt is available under GPL and open source. The complete Linux CDK for developement is available at http://www.tuxbox.org. A good website concerning the usage of smartcards under Linux is M.U.S.C.L.E. (Movement for the use of Smart Cards in a Linux Environment) http://www.linuxnet.com/smartcard/software.html

The smartcard in multimedia - devices can also be used for:

Password Card for Access Control

Homebanking

Digital Signature

Storage and Exchange of TV Chanels and other Data

Children-Securuty for Internet Pages or TV

Threatment of Telefonebooks and SMS on GSM Cards

and orher ...

As the multimedia-devices do combine several devices with various application possibility, it may be necessary to use moore then one smartcard at the same time. Herefore we did develope the SC8in1 interface - it enables the connection and control of up to 8 smartcard units on devices, which do posses a serial port.

The SC8in1 interface is distributed without sofware. As delivered and without using drivers, the SC8in1 Interface is Smartmouse / Phoenix compatible. In such a case, the first inserted smartcard will be used. With additional control through the serial port, it is possible to recognize in which smartcard - units, smartcards are present and to select a desired card. The control of SC8in1 can be performed with code in "C" as shown in this example, using Windows or Linux. When switching from one to another smartcard, the power supply, the reset-line and the clock are not interrupted and reinitialization of the separate cards is not necessary. Each of the 8 smartcard units posses its own oscilator, so unlimited combinations of oscilators are possible.

The SC8in1 interface can be built in internal into a Nokia dbox2, Philips dbox2 or Sagem dbox2

Einbau in Nokia dbox2

Einbau in Sagem dbox2

Einbau in Philips dbox2

Inside a Nokia dbox2 it is possible to integrate in total 6 smartcard - units. The number of smartcard units, which can be in total built in a Sagem dbox2 or Philips dbox2 is two. As the SC8in1 interface is capable to control up to 8 smartcard units, the rest number of smartcard units can be integrated in a external housing and connected to the SC8in1 interface.

Information about the installation procedure of the SC8in1 - Nokia dbox2 Set, the installation of the SC8in1 in Nokia dbox2, Sagem dbox2 and Philips dbox2 are available in the Support menu.

Alternatively, the SC8in1 interface can also be used outside the housing of the device, using a extension cord and be placed together with up to 8 smartcard - units in a external housing.

External connection with Dreambox

External connection with Multitaner or other PC

Using a RS232 TTL converter, the SC8in1 interface can be connected to any device, which does posses a serial port. The required 5V voltage can usually be taken from the device.

Due to the variaty of possible combinations, the SC8in1 interface is offered as follows:




SC8in1 - PCB

This article includes only the PCB of SC8in1, the programmed Atmel MCU and the assembly list of the needed parts. This PCB can be used with Nokia dbox2, Sagem dbox 2 and Philips dbox 2 and using the RS232-TTL converter also with other devices, which do posses a serial port (Dreambox, PC, xbox, etc). The additional necessary electronic parts are not included and have to be purchased separately according to the assembly list.

01100Art. 01100
15.00 EUR
22.50 USD
Only PCB, programmed MCU and assembly plan for Nokia / Sagem and Philips dbox2
Pcs.

 




SC8in1 - Module Assembled for 2 smartcard - units

The ready made assembled modules, available for Nokia / Sagem dbox2 or Philips dbox2, are configuredfor 2 smartcard units and do contain one 3.579 MHz and one 6.000 Mhz crystal.

Module for Nokia / Sagem dbox2

Module for Philips dbox2

Back side of the Philips Module



01150Art. 01150
74.00 EUR
111.00 USD
Assembled SC8in1 module for 2 smartcard units for Nokia / Sagem dbox2, incl. crystals of 3.579 MHz and 6.000 Mhz
Pcs.

 

01152Art. 01152
74.00 EUR
111.00 USD
Assembled SC8in1 module for 2 smartcard units for Philips, incl. crystals of 3.579 MHz and 6.000 Mhz
Pcs.

 


The modules for two smartcard units can be expanded, using following article. Included are sind 3 pcs. DG411DJ, 6 pcs. HA7210, 4 cristals 3,579 MHz and 2 crystals 6,000 MHz. All parts are placed on the present sockets of the PCB - no soldering is required.

01154Art. 01154
36.00 EUR
54.00 USD
ICs for extension of SC8in1: 3 x DG411DJ, 6 x HA7210, 4 x crystal 3.579 MHz, 2 x crystal 6.000 MHz. This article is at present out of stock.
 

 

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SC8in1 - Module Full Assembled for 8 smartcard - units

This ready made, full assembled SC8in1 - module with 4 x 3.579 MHz, 2 x 3.686 MHz and 2 x 6.000MHz crystals is able to control up to 8 smartcard - units. It is recommended for the control of smartcard - units, which have been built into a external housing.

Using a RS232-TTL converter, it can be built into devices which do posses a RS232 port.

This module does not posses a connection-port for Philips dbox2 and also no RJ45 connector.

01160Art. 01160
109.00 EUR
163.50 USD
Assembled SC8in1 module for 8 smartcard units for Multitainer, Dreambox, PC or external housing. This article is at present out of stock.
 

 

Out of stock




SC8in1 - Dreambox / PC Set Full Assembled, 8 Smartcard Units and RS232-TTL converter

This Set includes all necessary components for connection of 8 smartcards to a Dreambox or a PC.

Inluded are articles: 1 x 01160, 1 x 01180 and 2 x 1210.

01161Art. 01161
187.00 EUR
280.50 USD
SC8in1 - Dreambox / PC Set, assembled for 8 smartcard units, incl. 8 smartcard units and RS232 TTL Konverter.. This article is at present out of stock.
 

 

Out of stock




SC8in1 - Nokia dbox2 Set

The SC8in1 - Nokia dbox2 Set has been developed for installation of SC8in1 inside Nokia dbox2. Included in this set are SC8in1, assembled for 6 smartcard - units, 4 smartcard - units with PCBs and pin rows, 1 m flat cable, 10 flat-cable connectors, front cover, four pcs. 3.579MHz and two pcs 6.000MHz crystals. The smartcard - unit already present in Nokia dbox2 (slot 2) will be used as a fifth smartcard - unit.

Nokia dbox2 before installation

Nokia dbox2 after installation



As the fifth smarcard-unit, the unit already present (Slot2) in Nokia dbox2 is used. The connections for a sixth smartcard unit can be lead through a 6pole RJ45 connector outside the housing. The Installation procedure of SC8in1 - Nokia dbox2 Set in Nokia dbox2, explains the steps which have to be performed.

01170Art. 01170
124.00 EUR
186.00 USD
SC8in1 - Nokia Set, assembled for 6 smartcard uits, incl. 4 smartcard units, cable, front cover, four 3.579 MHz and two 6.000 MHz crystals. This article is at present out of stock.
 

 

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The front cover for Nokia dbox2 can be also purchased separately.

01172Art. 01172
9.90 EUR
14.85 USD
Front Cover for Nokia dbox2
Pcs.

 




RS232 TTL Converter

The RS232 TTL converter, converts the RS232 signals TX, RX, RTS, CTS and DTR to TTL level and enables the connection of SC8in1 to the serial port of a PCs, Dreambox, xbox, dvb Receiver, etc.

The connection to the serial port is established through a D-SUB connector. In addition also a 10pole pin row is present, in case a internal connection to a PC is desired. The connection to the TTL connector is established through a 20 pole connector.

01180Art. 01180
19.00 EUR
28.50 USD
SC8in1 RS232 TTL Konverter.
Pcs.

 




SC8in1 - Philips / Sagem Adapter

Using the SC8in1 - Philips / Sagem Adapter, the SC8in1 can be connected to the smartcard unit of a Sagem (2 sockets) or Philips (1 socket) dbox2. On the PCB 10pole pin rows are present - for connection to SC8in1, and three connections for flat cable (2 for Sagem und 1 for Philips). For Nokia dbox2 this adapter is not necessary.

SC8in1 - Philips/Sagem Adapter

Installation in a Philips dbox2

Installation in a Sagem dbox2




01200Art. 01200
9.00 EUR
13.50 USD
SC8in1 Adapter for Philips / Sagem dbox2
Pcs.

 




SC8in1 Smartcard Connector

The smartcard connector consists of one ISO7816 smartcard unit, one connector and flat cable. The connectors are compatible with the connectors of the SC8in1 interface.

01209Art. 01209
4.90 EUR
7.35 USD
SC8in1 Smartcard Connector
Pcs.

 




SC8in1 Smartcard Connector Kit

The smartcard connectorkit consists of four ISO7816 smartcard units, four PCBs, four pcs. 10 pole pin rows, 8 connectors and 1m flat cable. The connectors are compatible with the connectors of the SC8in1 interface.

On the left and right side of the PCB pads are present, which do provide the opportunity to connect the PCBs in any desired distance and also displacement in steps of 2,54 mm - usefull if installation in a external hosuing is desired.

01210Art. 01210
33.00 EUR
49.50 USD
SC8in1 Smartcard Connector Kit. This article is at present out of stock.
 

 

Out of stock




SC8in1 Extension Cable

In a Nokia dbox2 it is possible to integrate in total 6 smartcard - units. The number of smartcard units, which can be in total built in a Sagem dbox2 or Philips dbox2 is two. As the SC8in1 interface is capable to control up to 8 smartcard units, the rest number of smartcard units can be integrated in a external housing and connected to the SC8in1 interface.

The connection of smartcard - units, placed in a external housing to the SC8in1 interface can be performed using the SC8in1 extension cable. All data- and power supply lines are present, so no external power supply is required.

01220Art. 01220
5.00 EUR
7.50 USD
SC8in1 extension cord forr Nokia/Sagem dbox2
Pcs.