ACR38U-N1 PocketMate is a smart card reader that has more to it than meets the eye. No larger than a standard USB token, it transforms into a smart card reader for full-sized contact smart cards with just a single swivel motion. It is capable of supporting demanding smart card applications, balancing functionality and design aesthetics to meet your security needs in applications like e-Banking, e-Payment, Physical and Logical Access and e-Government.

Housing the ACR38 core, ACR38U-N1 PocketMate supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C smart cards (5 V, 3 V, and 1.8 V), microprocessor cards with the T=0, and T=1 protocols. In addition, it supports a wide variety of memory cards in the market, including the Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC). This makes it ideal for a broad range of solutions, such as PIV Application and Digital Signature.

The highly compact ACR38U-N1 PocketMate is designed to be used anytime, anywhere. Being a PC/SC and CCID compliant device, ACR38U PocketMate can easily be integrated into a PC environment, with drivers that are compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. Also, ACR38U-N1 PocketMate may now be used on mobile devices running on Android™ platform versions 3.1 and above.

With its various features, this FIPS 201-certified smart card reader is the perfect device for your smart card solution.

  • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) card
  • Supports CAC (Common Access Card) 
  • Supports PIV (Personal Identity Verification) Card
  • 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
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
Dimensions 58.0 mm (L) x 20.0 mm (W) x 13.7 mm (H)
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5 V DC
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-50⁰ C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V ), T=0 and T=1
  • CAC & PIV Smart Cards
Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, USB Full Speed, EMV™ Level 1 (Contact), PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS 2, REACH, FIPS 201 (USA), TAA (USA), J-LIS (Japan), VCCI (Japan)
  • Microsoft® WHQL
 
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™

Drivers for ACR38U-N1

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
USB Interface
24-Aug-2015 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver (32-bit) Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, Win10 , Win Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2008 4.0.7.1 3 MB
24-Aug-2015 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver (64-bit) Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1 x64, Win10 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 4.0.7.1 2 MB
14-Nov-2014 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver (32-bit) Win 7 (for users who did not install SP1 and KB3033929) 4.0.6.0 3 MB
14-Nov-2014 MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver (64-bit) Win 7 x64 (for users who did not install SP1 and KB3033929) 4.0.6.0 2 MB
20-Aug-2015 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 10, Win 10 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 4.0.0.7 842 KB
23-Nov-2015 PC/SC Drivers Win CE 5.0 2.0.1.0 62 KB
23-Nov-2015 PC/SC Drivers Win CE 6.0 2.0.1.0 105 KB
23-Nov-2015 PC/SC Drivers Win CE 7.0 2.0.1.0 196 KB
18-Feb-2016 PC/SC Drivers Linux, Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11 1.1.2 434 KB
19-Feb-2016 PC/SC Driver Package Linux 1.1.2 2 MB
18-Feb-2016 PC/SC Driver Installer Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11 1.1.2 248 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
31-Mar-2016 Android EVK Android 3.1 and above 1.1.3 472 KB

Manuals / Datasheets for ACR38U-N1

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of the ACR38U-N1 PocketMate Smart Card Reader

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers (CCID)