Does EMVCo Requires the Device to Fully Support Type A and Type B Communication?

Updated Feb 12, 2021

Reported In


  • Micropross Accessories


  • EMVCo Analog Test Software
  • EMVCo Digital Test Software
  • Micropross Software


SW : EMVCo test suites

HW : MP500 TCL3

Issue Details

Can an EMVCo certified device supports only one communication protocol, Type A or Type B ?


According to the EMVCo specification, PCD device shall poll for Type A and Type B, and may poll for other technologies.

Additional Information

For more information, you can consult the Part 9 : PCD Processing / Section 2 : Polling in the EMV®Level 1 Specifications for Payment Systems –EMV Contactless Interface Specification v3.0. which is availble on the EMVCo document search webpage