Portable and lightweight, the ACR38U PocketMate II Smart Card Reader is a USB-sized device that transforms into a smart card reader for full-sized contact smart cards with just a single swivel motion.

With its MicroUSB OTG interface, it supports most smartphones and tablets, and can be easily integrated with any mobile device running on the Android™ platform versions 3.1 and above. Additionally, it may be used with Windows, Linux, or Mac operating systems, because of its PC/SC and CCID compliance.

It can run applications that use full-sized contact smart cards and meets security requirements in various fields, including m-Commerce.

ACR38U PocketMate II supports ISO 7816 Classes A, B, and C smart cards (5V, 3V, and 1.8V), microprocessor cards with the T=0, T=1 protocol, and common memory cards. It has a smart card read/write speed of up to 344 Kbps.

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. Built with a modern and functional design, the ACR38U PocketMate II is a smart card reader that is particularly recommended for frequent travelers who need to complete transactions securely on the road.

  • 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)
  • Mobile Banking & Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • e-Purse & Loyalty
Dimensions 58.0 mm (L) x 20.0 mm (W) x 13.7 mm (H)
Interface MicroUSB (OTG) 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 ( 5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V )
Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, FIPS 201, TAA, CE, FCC, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, EMV 2000 Level 1, 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 x 64, Win 2012 x64
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android™ 3.1 and above

Drivers for ACR38U-ND

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
USB Interface
15-May-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 4.0.3.0 3 MB
15-May-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 4.0.3.0 2 MB
14-May-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 4.0.0.3 616 KB
04-Jul-2014 PC/SC Driver Package Linux 1.0.8 2 MB
03-Jul-2014 PC/SC Driver Installer Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9 1.0.8 418 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
30-Jun-2014 ANDROID Library Android 3.1 and above 1.1.2 716 KB

Manuals / Datasheets for ACR38U-ND

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38U PocketMate II

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR38U PocketMate II

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38U PocketMate II