I Have Pass With Warning Executing the CA144 Test of the EMVCo PICC Analog

Updated Oct 15, 2021

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  • Micropross Accessories

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SW: EMVCo PICC Analog test suite version 3.0.5 (And later)

HW: CTSII

Issue Details

I have executed the test CA144.200 with EMVCo PICC analog test suite, and the result of the test is
Passed with warning:

 

What is the reason for this warning?

Solution

The EMVCo PICC analog test suite is checking that the Card Under Test (CUT) is compliant with the EMVCo Contactless specification from an analog standpoint.

The specification mentions that the transaction will be considered successful when the CUT answers all transaction sequences with each Response APDU containing a status word equal to 0x 9000.
From an analog standpoint, the tests passed.

By the way, the test suite indicates that the Frame Waiting Integer (FWI) used by the CUT is greater than seven.
From a digital standpoint, a CUT shall use an FWI minor or equal to seven.
The analog test suite returns a warning due to this.

Additional Information

The EMVCo specification defines that a FWI > 7 is out of specification.
This requirement is checked in the digital test suite (test cases CA001, CB001).

However NI considers that checking the FWI is not an acceptance criteria in the analog test tool, therefore no FAIL verdict is given.
The verdict "pass with warning" informs the operator of an irregularity of the CUT.

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