SIMtrace2 - an incremental update to SIMtrace
2018-10-19, 10:00–10:20, Conference Venue

In 2018, after 6+ years of SIMtrace, we finally released SIMtrace2. This talk introduces the what, how and why.


SIMtrace2 is an incremental step to SIMtrace. On the outset, it looks like a minimal change: Simply replace the SAM7S with a SAM3S microcontroller. However, due to the completely different CPU core architecture, the firmware was re-written from scratch. SAM3S supports more USB endpoints, so we can finally have a proper way of talking to card-reader and phone in parallel, paving the ground for card-emulation and man-in-the-middle.

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Kevin Redon has been part of Osmocom for many years. He did - among many other things - the Osmocom logo and the original SIMtrace hardware design.

His day job was an IT security researcher for many years, with Osmocom merely a pet / spare time activity. In 2018 he started to work on Osmocom projects as a dayjob, with the initial focus at SIMtrace2 firmware development.