|M-SIM cards for mobile phones|
Ilse Jurriën : February 24th 2006 - 19:10 CET
M-SIM MegaSIM cards for mobile market : M-Systems, a leader in smart personal storage, and its subsidiary smart card company, Microelectronica, today announced their expanded 2006 M-SIM product roadmap including the M.MAR series of 2G and 3G SIM cards and the MegaSIM series of high-density SIM cards. As the first part of the new offering, the companies further announced today the planned availability of 512 megabytes M-SIM MegaSIM series SIM cards for pilots with mobile network operators (MNOs) in Q2 2006 and planned commercial availability in Q3 2006. 1 gigabyte M-SIM MegaSIM series SIM cards are planned for rollout by the end of 2006.|
M-Mystems M-SIM cards |
This new product roadmap, the first issued since M-Systems' acquisition of Microelectronica in November 2005, includes products which integrate Microelectronica's M.MAR SIM software and operating system with M-Systems' flash management technology as part of the MegaSIM platform. M-Systems has been at the forefront of promoting high-density SIM cards in the mobile market. The new M-SIM MegaSIM series will enable MNOs to offer subscribers a secured product with advanced capa-bilities, enabling smarter mobile services.
M-SIM MegaSIM series SIM cards 2006
"The deployment of our MegaSIM series SIM cards in 2006 represents a major step forward for the SIM card market and reinforces our commitment to making mobile services smarter. In addition, this roadmap demonstrates the value of bringing Microelectronica's secured manufacturing capabilities into the M-Systems family," said Simone Cavallo, general manager of M-Systems' MNO division. "Our ongoing collaboration with major market players as represented by our announcement earlier today with Orange, Oberthur Card Systems and LG Electronics, demonstrates that key players in the mobile network ecosystem see the value and promise of secure, high-density SIM cards. We believe that the additional functionality of our M-SIM MegaSIM series may provide our partners with new, smarter ways to drive revenue."
M-Mystems MegaSIM series SIM cards
Leveraging M-Systems' flash expertise with its field-proven M-Safe crypto core technology, globally trusted in millions of smart cards, the MegaSIM platform, incorporating M-Systems' TrueFFS flash file management, combines high-density flash storage (64 megabytes to 1 gigabyte), processing power, high-speed data protocols and crypto functionality. M-Systems' MegaSIM platform far enhances typical SIM architecture while maintaining full compatibility with legacy industry standards. SIM cards powered by M-Systems' MegaSIM platform, such as M-Systems' M-SIM MegaSIM series, will provide MNOs with an intuitive, ubiquitous interface and a high-density, high-speed platform. By deploying these SIM cards, MNOs can increase revenue streams, while at the same time offer a new sales channel for software developers and, last but not least, a smarter mobile usage experience for subscribers.
M-SIM product series includes:
• M-SIM M.MAR series; 2G and 3G SIM cards available with EEPROM memory from 32 kilobytes to 1 megabyte complying with 3GPP Release 5 and Release 6 specifications. M-SIM M.MAR SIM cards have full support for standard OTA/BIP, STK, Java functionality, micro-browsing, BIP, crypto and both 2G and 3G versions.
• M-SIM MegaSIM series; high-density SIM cards with flash memory densities ranging from 64 megabytes to 1 gigabyte.
M-SIM MegaSIM series - Specifications
• Full UICC, (U)SIM functionality for 2G and 3G
• 64 megabytes (MB), 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 gigabyte of flash memory
• High speed interface support
• 32-bit ARM SC100 CPU
• 448 kilobytes of ROM, 64 or 128 kilobytes of EEPROM, 16 kilobytes of SRAM
• Java interoperable functionality
• Enhanced M-Safe crypto engine with PKI, 3DES and on-the-fly AES support
• Support for 3rd party mobile software applications
• USAT interpreter
• WIB 1.3 and BIP
M-Systems has been transforming raw flash material into smarter storage solutions since 1989. From embedded flash drives deployed in millions of mobile handsets to U3 USB smart drives designed for leading global brands, M-Systems creates, develops, manufactures and markets smart personal storage solutions for a myriad of applications targeting high growth markets.