Portable and lightweight, the ACR38U PocketMate Smart Card Reader is a USB-sized device that transforms into a smart card reader for full-sized contact smart cards with just a single swivel motion.

With its MicroUSB OTG interface, it supports most smartphones and tablets, and can be easily integrated with any mobile device running on the Android™ platform versions 3.1 and above. Additionally, it may be used with Windows, Linux, or Mac operating systems, because of its PC/SC and CCID compliance.

It can run applications that use full-sized contact smart cards and meets security requirements in various fields, including m-Commerce.

ACR38U PocketMate supports ISO 7816 Classes A, B, and C smart cards (5V, 3V, and 1.8V), microprocessor cards with the T=0, T=1 protocol, and common memory cards. It has a smart card read/write speed of up to 344 Kbps.

This small device proves to be a powerful smart card reader, as it houses the ACR38 core, which has been proven to support highly demanding smart card applications. Built with a modern and functional design, the ACR38U PocketMate II is a smart card reader that is particularly recommended for frequent travelers who need to complete transactions securely on the road.

Mobile Micro USB Single Contact Card Slot
  • 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:
    • 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, FIPS 201, TAA, CE, FCC, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, EMV 2000 Level 1, RoHS, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012
Interface MicroUSB (OTG) Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 7816 Class A, B and C ( 5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V )
Operating System Support
  • Win98, Win ME, Win NT 4.0, Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7, Win 8
  • Win 2003 x64, Win 2003 R2 x64, Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 2008 x64, Win 2008 R2 x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x 64, Win 2012 x64
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android™ 3.1 and above
Drivers for ACR38U-ND 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  35 KB
Version 1.0.0
12-Sep-2011
Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9
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-ND
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38U PocketMate

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR38U PocketMate

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38U PocketMate