Built with the unique “Bridge Desktop” casing, ACR38U-H1 allows for upright insertion of smart cards. It belongs to the ACR38 family of high-speed smart card readers/writers, which has been proven to support highly demanding smart card applications. Low-cost but high-quality, the ACR38U-H1 creates lasting customer value and offers viable and user-friendly solutions for various smart card applications.

Housing the ACR38 core, ACR38U-H1 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, Physical and Logical Access Control, Digital Signature and Online Banking.

ACR38U-H1 is easy to install, use, and integrate in a computer-based environment. It is PC/SC and CCID compliant, and its drivers are compatible with Windows®, Linux® and Mac OS®. In addition, ACR38U-H1 may now be used on mobile devices running the Android™ platform with versions 3.1 and above.

With its various features, ACR38U-H1 can be used in numerous operations for e-Banking and e-Payment, Access Control, Transportation, and e-Government applications.

  • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) card
  • Supports CAC (Common Access 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
  • e-Healthcare
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
Dimensions 71.5mm (L) x 80.0mm (W) x 80.0mm (H)
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V 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 )
  • 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),VCCI (Japan), KC (Korea)
  • Microsoft® WHQL
 
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™
 

Drivers for ACR38U-H1

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-H1

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR38 Smart Card Reader (ACR38U-H1)

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers (CCID)