Specifically designed to cater to the US market, ACR3801 is a FIPS 201-compliant contact smart card reader utilizing the latest technology. With an elegant design and the capability to support high speed transactions, ACR3801 is ideal for a broad range of smart card solutions, including Public Identity Verification (PIV), Physical and Logical Access Control, Digital Signature, and Online Banking.

ACR3801 supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) smart cards and microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocol. It also supports a wide variety of memory cards in the market, including the Common Access Card (CAC), a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) smart card issued as standard identification for active DoD personnel and other non-DoD government employees.

A reader that does not compromise looks for performance, ACR3801 is a heavy-duty reader built for demanding smart card operations.

PC-Linked USB Single Contact Card Slot
  • Supports Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Supports PIV (Personal Identity Verification) Card
  • Supports ISO-7816 Class A, B and C (5V, 3V, 1.8V) 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)
Dimensions 73.0 mm (L) x 95.0 mm (W) x 19.9 mm (H)
Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, FIPS201, TAA, CE, FCC, PC/SC, CCID, RoHS 2, REACH, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft® WHQL
 
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
MTBF 500,000 hrs
Smart Card Interface Support
  • CAC & PIV Smart Cards
  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™
Drivers for ACR3801 OS Support  
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.5.0
03-Jul-2017
Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.0.6.0
14-Nov-2014
Windows® 7 (for users who did not install required Microsoft Windows Updates and get driver signature error (Code 52))
PC/SC Drivers  921 KB
Version 4.2.5.0
30-Jun-2017
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2
PC/SC Driver Package  2 MB
Version 1.1.4
07-Dec-2016
Linux
PC/SC Driver Installer  247 KB
Version 1.1.4
07-Dec-2016
Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12
PC/SC Driver Installer 
Version 1.0.8
16-Feb-2017
Solaris 10, 11 and above
PC/SC Drivers  436 KB
Version 1.1.4
16-Dec-2016
Linux, Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12
CT-API Library  2 MB
Version 1.0.1.1
23-Jan-2017
Windows® XP, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Vista, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® 10
CT-API Library  261 KB
Version 1.0.1
23-Jan-2017
Linux®, Mac OS® X 10.5, Mac OS® X10.6, Mac OS® X10.7, Mac OS® X10.8, Mac OS® X10.9
Android EVK  472 KB
Version 1.1.3
31-Mar-2016
Android 3.1 and above



Manuals & Datasheets for ACR3801
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of the ACR3801 Smart Card Reader

Technical Data Sheet

Technical specification of the ACR3801 Smart Card Reader

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of the ACR3801 Smart Card Reader