ACR39U Smart Card Reader ushers in new and modern technology to the world of smart card readers. This compact smart card reader brings together sophisticated technology and modern design to meet rigorous requirements of smart card–based applications.

It also features a USB Full Speed interface and a smart card read/write speed of up to 600 Kbps. Highly durable, ACR39U can last for 100,000 card insertion cycles. ACR39U also has various certifications, such as EMV 2000 Level 1 and PBOC, making it the ideal smart card reader for your e-Banking and e-Payment application needs

It is fully compliant with PC/SC and CCID specifications, and supports various operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Mac. Additionally, ACR39U may be used on mobile devices running on the Android™ platform versions 3.1 and above.

With its sleek, stylish design and powerful core, the ACR39U is the ideal peripheral for your smart card applications.

  • 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 such as:
    • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards) with maximum 128 bytes page with capability, 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 1k bytes EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518 and SLE5528
    • Cards with intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532 and SLE5542
  • 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 72.2 mm (L) x 69.0 mm (W) x 14.0 mm (H)
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5 V DC
Supply Current Max. 50 mA
Operating Temperature 0-50 °C
CLK Frequency 4.8 MHz
MTBF 500,000 hrs
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, USB Full Speed, EMV™ Level 1 (Contact),  PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, RoHS 2, REACH, TAA (USA), J-LIS (Japan), VCCI (Japan), PBOC (China)
  • Microsoft® WHQL
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™

Drivers for ACR39U

Release Date Drivers OS Support Version File Size Notes
USB Interface
23-Nov-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 4.1.2.0 3 MB
23-Nov-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 4.1.2.0 2 MB
17-Nov-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,  Win10, Win10 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 4.1.2.0 847 KB
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
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 ACR39U

Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR39U Smart Card Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR39U Smart Card Reader

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR39U Smart Card Reader