With the rapid growth of technology comes increases in electronic data theft. This emphasizes the need to secure electronic data,and therefore the integration of smart card technology into current IT infrastructures. Following this trend, ACR38U-I1 Smart Card Reader Series combines sophisticated technology and modern design to meet stringent requirements in smart card-based applications, such as payment systems and electronic identification, where a high level of security is becoming more essential.

Being compliant with the CCID specification, ACR38U-I1 features plug-and-play readers to eliminate the need for driver installation and driver-system compatibility assessment. Its USB interface facilitates communication between a computer and a smart card very easily, allowing for seamless implementation of smart card-based applications in a PC environment.

ACR38U-I1 is compliant with ISO 7816 and EMV Level 1 specifications. It supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3 V and 1.8 V) cards, including all microprocessor cards with T=0, and T=1 protocols, as well as most of the popular memory cards in the market.

Also available as an option is ACR38U-SAM, where a Security Access Module (SAM) slot is built into the reader to reinforce various high-security applications.

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 72.2mm (L) x 69.0mm (W) x 14.5mm (H)
Compliance / Certifications
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, USB Full Speed, EMV™ Level 1 (Contact), PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, WEEE, UL, RoHS 2, REACH, FIPS 201 (USA), TAA (USA), J-LIS (Japan), VCCI (Japan), KC (Korea)
  • Microsoft® WHQL
 
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-60°C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
  • CAC Smart Cards
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™
  • Solaris
 
Drivers for ACR38U-I1 OS Support
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.6.1
11-Oct-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, Windows® Server 2016 R2
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 4.2.6.0
14-Sep-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, Windows® Server 2016 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 1.1.5
27-Oct-2017
Linux ®
PC/SC Driver Installer  251 KB
Version 1.1.5
23-Oct-2017
Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12. Mac 10.13
PC/SC Driver Installer 
Version 1.0.8
16-Feb-2017
Solaris 10, 11 and above
PC/SC Drivers  455 KB
Version 1.1.5
23-Oct-2017
Linux®, Mac OS® X
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-I1
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR38U Smart Card Reader (ACR38U-I1)

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers (CCID)