Built with the unique “Bridge Desktop” casing, ACR38U-H1 allows for upright insertion of smart cards. It belongs to the ACR38 family of high-speed smart card readers/writers, which has been proven to support highly demanding smart card applications. Low-cost but high-quality, the ACR38U-H1 creates lasting customer value and offers viable and user-friendly solutions for various smart card applications.

Housing the ACR38 core, ACR38U-H1 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, Physical and Logical Access Control, Digital Signature and Online Banking.

ACR38U-H1 is easy to install, use, and integrate in a computer-based environment. It is PC/SC and CCID compliant, and its drivers are compatible with Windows®, Linux® and Mac OS®. In addition, ACR38U-H1 may now be used on mobile devices running the Android™ platform with versions 3.1 and above.

With its various features, ACR38U-H1 can be used in numerous operations for e-Banking and e-Payment, Access Control, Transportation, and e-Government 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 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 71.5mm (L) x 80.0mm (W) x 80.0mm (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),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 & PIV Smart Cards
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™
  • Solaris
 
Drivers for ACR38U-H1 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 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
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 Package 
Version 1.0.8
16-Feb-2017
Solaris 10 , 11 and above
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-H1
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR38 Smart Card Reader (ACR38U-H1)

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers (CCID)