ACR38K-E1 Smart Keyboard combines the functionalities of a smart card reader and a PC keyboard. ACS smart card readers utilize the latest microchip technology, bringing you high security for your confidential files in a convenient and easy way.

PC/SC and CCID-compliant, ACR38K-E1 Smart Keyboard is a plug-and-play solution that eliminates the need for driver installation and driver-system compatibility assessment. A powerful component for security, e-commerce and other smart card applications, it is perfect for easily implementing smart card-based systems in a PC environment.

PC-Linked USB Single Contact Card Slot
  • Keyboard features:
    • Has 104 keys
    • Supports 1 external USB port
  • 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 such as:
    • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards) with maximum 128 bytes page with capability, including:
      • Atmel®: AT24C01/02/04/08/16/32/64/128/256/512/1024
      • SGS-Thomson: ST14C02C, ST14C04C
      • Gemplus: GFM1K, GFM2K, GFM4K, GFM8K
    • Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication, including:
      • Atmel®: AT88SC153 and AT88SC1608
    • Cards with intelligent 1-kilobyte EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518 and SLE5528
    • Cards with intelligent 256-byte EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532 and SLE5542
    • Cards with '104' type EEPROM non-reloadable token counter cards, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536 and SLE6636
    • Cards with Intelligent 416-bit EEPROM with internal PIN check, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4404
    • Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone(s), including:
      • Atmel®: AT88SC101, AT88SC102 and 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)
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) 449.7 mm (L) x 138.5 mm (W) x 40.3 mm (H)
Weight (g) 540.0 g
USB Interface
Protocol USB CCID
Power Source From USB port
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Cable Length Standard Type A
Contact Smart Card Interface
Number of Slots 1 Full-sized Card Slot
Standard ISO 7816 Parts 1-3, Class A, B, C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V)
Protocol T=0; T=1; Memory Card Support
Others CAC, PIV Smart Cards
Certifications/Compliance
Certifications/Compliance EN 60950/IEC 60950
ISO 7816
USB Full Speed
PC/SC
CCID
EMV Level 1 (Contact)
TAA (US)
VCCI (Japan)
Microsoft® WHQL
CE
FCC
WEEE
RoHS 2
REACH
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows® CE
Windows®
Linux®
MAC OS®
Android™

ACR38K-E1 is end-of-life already. To inquire about a suitable replacement or pending orders, please contact [email protected].

Drivers for ACR38K-E1
USB Interface OS Support
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  6 MB
Version 4.2.9.0
25-Jun-2018
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
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  1 MB
Version 4.2.9.0
22-Jun-2018
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
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  3 MB
Version 1.1.7
25-Jul-2019
Linux ®
PC/SC Driver Installer  274 KB
Version 1.1.7
29-Jul-2019
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, Mac 10.14, Mac 10.15
PC/SC Drivers  458 KB
Version 1.1.7
29-Oct-2018
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  421 KB
Version 1.1.5
25-Jun-2019
Android™ 3.1 and above
PC/SC Driver Installer 
Version 1.0.8
16-Feb-2017
Solaris 10, 11 and above



Manuals & Datasheets for ACR38K-E1
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR38K-E1

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACR38 Series Smart Card Readers (CCID)