Sporting a new sleek case, the new ACR38T-D1 SIM-Sized Smart Card Reader is a small USB device that delivers more than what meets the eye. A powerful reader that packs a lot in feature despite its size, it has all the functionalities of a standard-sized ACR38 PC-Linked Reader, and supports ISO 7816 cards, MCU cards, memory cards, and GSM 11.11-compliant cards.

ACR38T-D1 has PC/SC and CCID compliance that make for its seamless interoperability and use across different platforms, particularly in PC environments. With its short circuit protection feature, it guarantees safe and durable usage all the time.

Weighing nothing more than your standard USB stick, ACR38T-D1 is a device you can bring anywhere to keep smart card technology right at your fingertips.

  • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) cards
  • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
  • Supports memory cards:
    • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards), including:
      • 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, including: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532, SLE5542
    • Cards with intelligent 1K bytes EEPROM and write-protect function, including: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518, SLE5528
    • Cards with '104' type of EEPROM non-reloadable token counter cards, including: SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536, SLE6636
    • Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication, including: AT88SC153, AT88SC1608
    • Cards with Intelligent 416-Bit EEPROM with internal PIN check, including: SLE4404
    • Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone, including: AT88SC101, AT88SC102, AT88SC1003
  • Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
  • Features Short Circuit Protection
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
  • e-Government
  • Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Network Security
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Access Control
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
Dimensions 67.6mm (L) x 23.0mm (W) x 8.0mm (H)
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5 V DC
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, CE, FCC, PC/SC CCID, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012
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 8
  • Win 2003 x64, Win 2003 R2 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 2012 x64
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android™ 3.1 and above

Drivers for ACR38T

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
USB Interface
26-Mar-2014 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, Win Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2008 4.0.2.0 3 MB
26-Mar-2014 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2003 R2 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win 2012 R2 x64 4.0.2.0 2 MB
25-Mar-2014 PC/SC Drivers Win 2000, Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win 8, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1, Win 8.1 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2003 R2 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win Server 2012 R2 x64 4.0.0.2 617 KB
11-Sep-2013 PC/SC Driver Package Linux 1.0.5 1 MB
11-Sep-2013 PC/SC Driver Installer Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9 1.0.5 416 KB
12-Sep-2011 CT-API Library Win 2000, Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win 8, Win 8 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2003 R2 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64 1.0.0.1 2 MB
12-Sep-2011 CT-API Library Linux 1.0.0 62 KB
12-Sep-2011 CT-API Library Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9 1.0.0 35 KB
12-Jul-2012 ANDROID Library Android 3.1 and above 1.1.1 394 KB

Manuals / Datasheets for ACR38T

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR38T Plug-in (SIM-sized) Card Reader

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers (CCID)