M.O.S.T. Card® C-Series Microprocessor Smart Cards

M.O.S.T. Card® C-Series Feature Comparison Chart

Click inside any cell under C5, C6, or C7 for more information on that series.
M.O.S.T. Card C-Series C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10
Interface Contact
Authentication SHA-1
Data Integrity Sha-256 HMAC
Encryption 3DES
Injectable AES Keys
File Support Long File Name APP ID
EF (Transparent)
EF (Large Size)
EF (Cyclical & Linear)
Card Security Global Password / PIN-PUK
Admin Password
Transport Key
Forensic Data Logging
Communication Protocols T=0
MIFARE Blocks  
EEPROM Options
(User Memory)
4k Bytes    
8k Bytes
16k Bytes
32k Bytes
68k Bytes
80k Bytes
128k Bytes
144k Bytes

Microprocessor Smart Card Features

  • Security Enhanced Symmetric Key Cards
  • AES Encryption, HMAC, SHA-256 Authentication & Transport Keys
  • Available in Contact, Contactless, or Dual Interfaces
  • ISO 7816 and ISO 14443 A & B
  • Up to 144k bytes of User Memory
  • Linear, Cyclical, and Purse File Types
M.O.S.T. Card security layers (click to enlarge).

The M.O.S.T. Card® is a microprocessor-based smart card family designed for multi-function and/or high-security applications. Sophisticated and easy to use SDKs, such as M.O.S.T. Toolz™ Smart Card Configuration Utility and Winplex® Middleware, allow you to design a smart card system that grows with your needs, supporting multiple functions, applications, and readers-all while maintaining high security. With advanced security features and ample user memory at competitive prices, it's no wonder millions of users around the world are using the CardLogix M.O.S.T. Card® for diverse applications from national healthcare records, physical access cards and national IDs to player tracking, key cards and cashless payment in casinos.

Standard M.O.S.T. Card Features:

  • Operating voltage range: 1.62V to 5.5V (ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C)
  • CRC16 and CRC32 engines are compliant with ISO/IEC 3309
  • Global unique card identifier system is compliant with ASN.1
  • Object Identifier components (ITU-T Rec. X.667 | ISO/IEC 9834-8, and with IETF RFC 4122)
  • AES encryption fully conforms to FIPS 197
  • Authentication mechanisms are fully compliant to Secure Hash Standard (SHS) FIPS PUB 180-4
  • Conforms to (HDLC) procedures ISO/IEC 13239:2002
  • Programmable passwords for all access modes: read, write, update, invalidate and rehabilitate
  • Data retention > 10 years
  • Endurance: maximum of 16.5 million programming cycles at 25 °C
  • Electrostatic discharge protection > 6,000

The M.O.S.T. Card® runs on the M.O.S.T Card Operating System which a variety of security measures, including SHA-1 and SHA-256 bi-directional / mutual authentication, AES, DES, 3DES and HMAC encryption, PIN/passwords, and internal random number generation for unique e-signatures and transaction sessions. The CardLogix M.O.S.T. OS is built with error detection code and security self-tests. The EAL certified silicon provides continuous encryption of all data and the virtualization of the data across the non-volatile memory. The M.O.S.T. OS also features three built-in anti-tearing mechanisms to support heavy transactional environments. M.O.S.T. cards are future-proofed, working on multiple silicon vendors' devices so your projects are always supported. All cards manufactured by CardLogix conform to ISO 7816-1, -2, -3, and -4 standards for physical and electrical characteristics. Additionally, all of our smart cards exceed 6000V ESD input, and all cards exceed 250,000 read/write cycles. High security features, diverse capabilities, rapid development, and affordability are just some of the reasons for which leading companies and countries around the world have chosen CardLogix M.O.S.T. Card® smart cards for National Health Insurance ID cards, Civil IDs, National IDs, gaming applications, biometric credentials, physical access (PACS) cards, key cards and stored value cards. With a M.O.S.T Card®, the possibilities for smart card applications are endless.

All microprocessor cards need a logical data model (card file system) or applet in the card that corresponds to the external application that will talk to the card. To develop this you will need a smart card development kit (SDK). For M.O.S.T. Cards® you will need M.O.S.T. Toolz™ to provide us with a file to put in your cards before we can ship you a card in volume. If you need your cards customized, consider a desktop card printer with personalization functions. If your project is of a high volume nature or needs lithographic printing, please use our Card Quote System and tell us about your requirements. We also offer card design services ranging from simple projects to ultra-high security printing and holographic programs. Please review our Smart Card Product Selection Guide for our complete card offerings, including Magnetic Stripe (Magstripe), Memory, and Contactless smart cards. If you need something out of the ordinary please contact us to discuss your program. CardLogix can provide a full custom silicon solution if you require it. Our standard product is shipped in white commercial grade PVC substrate with a mirror-mirror finish for use with desktop printers. CardLogix M.O.S.T. cards are fully supported by our development kits and software tools, such as M.O.S.T. Toolz™, CardAppz®, and Winplex® API; as well as conforming to and working with all WinSCard and PC/SC readers.