Tuesday, December 06, 2011

ACR38U-IPC smart card reader and writer

The ACR38 Smart Card Reader is compliant with ISO-7816 and EMV Level 1 specifications. It supports ISO-7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V and 1.8V) cards, including all microprocessor cards with T=0, T=1, protocols, as well as most of the popular memory cards in the market.

Being compliant with the CCID specification, the ACR38 Series offers a plug-and-play solution that eliminates the need for driver installation and driver-system compatibility assessment. Its USB interface facilitates communication between a computer and a smart card very easily, allowing for a seamless implementation of smart-card based applications in a PC environment.


  • Supports ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V ) cards
  • Performs read and write operations on all microprocessor cards with T=0, T=1 protocols
  • Supports most of the popular memory card types in the market:
  • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards) such as:
  • Atmel: AT24C01 / 02 / 04 / 08 / 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 / 1024
  • SGS-Thomson: ST14C02C, ST14C04C
  • Gemplus: GFM1K, GFM2K, GFM4K, GFM8K
  • Cards with intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM and write protect function: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532, SLE5542
  • Cards with intelligent 1K bytes EEPROM and write-protect function: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518, SLE5528
  • Cards with '104' type of EEPROM (non-reloadable token counter cards): SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536, SLE6636
  • Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication: AT88SC153, AT88SC1608
  • Cards with Intelligent 416-Bit EEPROM with internal PIN check: SLE4404
  • Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone: AT88SC101, AT88SC102, AT88SC1003
  • Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Certificate of conformance: EN 60950/IEC 60950, ISO-7816, PC/SC, CE, FCC, VCCI, CCID, Microsoft WHQL, EMV 2000 Level 1


  • e-Government
  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Loyalty Program

Technical Specs:

DimensionsBridge Casing : 80.0mm (L) x 71.5mm (W) x 80.0mm (H)
InterfaceUSB 2.0 full speed
Supply VoltageRegulated 5V DC
Supply Currentmax. 50mA
Operating Temperature0-50°C
CLK Frequency4 MHz
MTBF500,000 hours
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
  • EN 60950/IEC 60950, EMV 2000 Level 1, PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, VCCI, RoHS Compliant, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, 7
Operating System Support
  • Win98, Win ME, Win 2000, Win 2003, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7
  • Win 2003 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64
  • Mac
  • Linux