PX6 - Security Smart Card Reader

Standard PCI Express Mini Card

The PX6 is a Full-Mini PCI Express Mini Card with a smart card slot, designed for embedded devices which require secure communication (encryption/authentication).

It is build in a stacked structure, consisting of one PCI Express Mini Card to connect on a carrier board and one mezzanine card for another plug-on PCI Express Mini Card for, e.g., WLAN or Mobile (LTE) modem.

Enables Multiple Remote Tasks via Cloud

With the PX6, for example, any device can be easily integrated in a cloud environment. This may be required for maintenance, service or diagnostic purposes. In combination with a customer smart card plugged into the smart card slot, the PX6 provides secure authentication on the remote cloud server.

Secure Communication

The secure communication is realized with the mechanisms provided by VPN connection. Therefore, the smart card stores the certificate plus the private key used for authentication. In addition, the smart card is secured with a PIN before getting access to the private key.


  • Smart Card Interface for secure authentication to e.g. VPN server
  • Perfect extension for PCI Express Mini Cards with WLAN or Mobile (LTE) modem functionality
  • PCI Express Mini Card form factor
  • Compliant to ISO 7816 Smart Card Specification
  • Compatible with all PCI Express Mini Cards
  • -40 °C to +85 °C


Wireless Functionality
The following devices can be assembled:
  • One 2FF smart card
  • One PCI Express Mini Card, Full-Mini
Onboard Interfaces
  • Smart Card Slot
    • One 2FF smart card slot
    • For smart card according to ISO 7816
  • PCI Express Mini Card Slot
    • One PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • PCIe
    • USB 2.0
  • PCI Express Mini Card Interface
    • One PCI Express Mini Card interface
    • PCIe
    • USB 2.0
Electrical Specifications
  • Supply voltage
    • +1.5 V and +3.3 V
  • Power consumption
    • 0.5 W max.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • PCI Express Full-Mini Card
    • Height: 12 mm (with PCI Express Mini Card assembled)
  • Weight
    • 14 g (model 15PX06-00)
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -40° to +85°C
  • Temperature range (storage): -40° to +85°C
  • Cooling concept
    • Air-cooled, airflow 1.0 m/s min.
  • Relative humidity: EN 60068-2-30, EN 50155
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: EN 50155 (12.2.11) / EN 61373 category 1 class B body mounted
  • Vibration: EN 50155 (12.2.11) / EN 61373 category 1 class B body mounted
  • Conformal coating (optional)
MTBF: 500 000 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000)
Flammability (PCBs)
  • UL 94 V-0
  • EN 55022 (radio disturbance)
  • IEC 61000-4-3 (electromagnetic field immunity)
  • IEC 61000-4-4 (burst)
  • IEC 61000-4-5 (surge)
  • IEC 61000-4-6 (conducted disturbances)