Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ACR38U PocketMate Smart Card Reader

The ACR38U PocketMate is a smart card reader that is more than what meets the eye. As lustrous and elegant as it is, this smart card reader is reliable that it operates full sized cards with its small frame.  With the latest technology combined with fresh look, the ACR38U PocketMate is designed to meet your security needs in using it in different applications, such as in E-Banking, E-Payment, Transportation, and E-Government. 

The ACR38U PocketMate supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C smart cards (5V, 3V, and 1.8V). It also supports microprocessor cards with the T=0, T=1 protocol and most memory cards in the market today. The ACR38U PocketMate has a USB full speed interface and a smart card read/write speed of 344 Kbps.

The ACR38U PocketMate is designed to be brought anywhere as it comes in a very compact size. You just need to swivel the outer casing to be able to use it. This small device proves to be a powerful smart card reader as it houses the ACR38 core, which has been proven to support highly demanding smart card applications. 

Being PC/SC and CCID compliant device, the ACR38U PocketMate is easy to install and use as it is specifically designed to be integrated in a PC environment. Its drivers are compatible with Windows operating systems as well as Linux and Mac OS.


  • 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, AT88SC1003Supports
  • Support PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Certificate of conformance: EN 60950/IEC 60950, ISO-7816, PC/SC, CE, FCC, CCID, Microsoft WHQL, EMV 2000 Level 1, RoHS
  • e-Government
  • e-Banking  and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Loyalty Program

Technical Specs:
Dimensions58.0 mm (L) x 20 mm (W) x 13.7 mm (H)
InterfaceUSB 2.0 full speed
Supply VoltageRegulated 5V DC
Supply Currentmax. 50mA
Operating Temperature0-50⁰ C
CLK Frequency4 MHz
MTBF500,00 hrs
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V ), T=0 and T=1
  • EN 60950/IEC 60950, ISO-7816, EMV 2000 Level 1, PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Operating System Support
  • Win98, Win ME, Win NT 4.0, Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7
  • Win 2003 x64, Win 2003 R2 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64
  • Mac
  • Linux