lightsmart - A cost-effective high performance
smart card platform for Javacard 2.1.1
London, December 11, 2000 - Digital Communication Technologies
(DCT) lightSmart, offers a cost effective, high-performance smart
card platform for JavaCard 2.1.1. Based on DCTs 32-bit lightfoot
microprocessor core, lightSmart offers unsurpassed code density,
a small system memory footprint, and ultra low power, making it the ideal
solution for this challenging environment where system resources, performance
and power consumption are key.
lightSmart, available under license from DCT, is a full JavaCard
2.1.1 solution at an unbeatable price/performance point. DCT delivers
the 32-bit lightfoot microprocessor core with a tailored real-time
run-time environment, plus compilers for both Java and C languages and
a full suite of development tools.
The processing capabilities required for smart cards have increased
with the advent of open platform, multi-application smart cards,
says Matt Kubiczek, Chief Architect, DCT. Costs are critical in
this market and lightSmart will allow our customers to make considerable
savings. In addition, lightSmart may be customized to
an individual companys exact requirements, allowing companies to
offer smart cards tailored exactly to their customers needs.
lightSmart also offers extremely tight security, making it particularly
relevant for smart money transactions, a market sector which
is expected to see rapid growth in the coming years as consumers move
increasingly toward smart card use at the point of payment or sales outlet.
DCT is dedicated to providing the worlds most efficient Java platforms
for consumer and embedded devices and offers a number of tailored products
based on the lightfoot architecture. lightfoot delivers near-native
Java and excellent C performance from an innovative architecture and is
extremely compact in terms of silicon area.
Smart card technology has the potential to revolutionize the way
in which people shop, purchase goods, and carry out financial transactions,
states Kubiczek. lightSmart is well positioned to become the
platform of choice for smart card developers, looking to deliver data
security and a customizable range of card uses, enabling them to meet
their customers exact needs.