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.

PC-Linked USB Single Contact Card Slot
  • 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)
Dimensions 58.0 mm (L) x 20.0 mm (W) x 13.7 mm (H)
Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, USB Full Speed, EMV™ Level 1 (Contact), PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, WEEE, RoHS 2, REACH, FIPS 201 (USA), TAA (USA), J-LIS (Japan), VCCI (Japan)
  • Microsoft® WHQL
 
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5 V DC
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-60⁰ 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
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™
  • Solaris
Drivers for ACR38U-N1 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 Drivers  371 KB
Version 2.0.1.0
23-Nov-2015
Windows® CE 5.0, Windows® CE 6.0, Windows® CE 7.0
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 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)