Category: Storage & Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
Operating System: Windows XP/ NT/ 2000/ 2003 Server
CCID USB Smart Card Driver is a generic USB type driver which is in compliance with CCID specification. CCID stands for Chip Card Interface Devices (CCID). Generic CCID USB Smart Card Reader is readily available for Windows based Operating Systems such as Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. CCID USB Smart Card Reader sprung from efforts and initiatives of various industry players to create a smart class driver that hopes to eliminate the need for device specific drivers. Another objective of creating a smart class driver was to be able to reduce the need for hardware vendors to create different drivers for different product lines. A result of such revolutionary goal resulted to creation of CCID USB Smart Card Reader. The generic CCID USB Smart Card Reader is very much compatible with all SKUs often associated with Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP. In its effort to integrate CCID USB Smart Card drivers in its Operating Systems and applications, Microsoft, made CCID USB Smart Driver available on Windows update and also through its windows update catalog.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The CCIP USB Smart specifications which are compatible with Microsoft CCID class driver can be achieved by clearly following the specified protocol that a host computer uses in its interaction with CCID class devices or interface. While neither of their mechanics is described in CCID specification, the CCID specification does however provide detailed data in relation to the USB related configurations and channels. To adhere to its goal of integrating CCID USB Card drivers in its Operating Systems and applications Microsoft has started implementing majority of the features defined in CCID USB specification. Microsoft class drivers also support items that are in compliant with USB CCID Class specification. Some of these features include the use of both T=0 and T=1 protocols, and adaption of all features in the features field, including character, TPDU, APDU, and extended APDU levels. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CCID USB Smart Card Reader errors before installing any driver updates.