nfc-forumThe ACR1252U USB NFC Reader III is an NFC Forum-certified PC-linked reader, developed based on 13.56Mhz contactless technology. It has a SAM (Secure Access Module) slot which can be used together with a SAM card for key diversification and mutual authentication, providing high-level security in contactless transactions. Post-deployment firmware upgrade is also supported, eliminating the need for additional hardware modification.

ACR1252U is capable of the three modes of NFC, namely: card reader/writer, card emulation and peer-to-peer communication. It supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE®, FeliCa, and ISO 18092–compliant NFC tags. It also supports other NFC devices with an access speed of up to 424 Kbps and proximity operating distance of up to 50mm (depending on tag type used).

Compliant with both CCID and PC/SC, this plug-and-play USB NFC device allows interoperability with different devices and applications. It is thus ideal for unconventional marketing and advertising applications like smart posters.

The ACR1252U comes with an optional stand to hold the smart card reader at an optimal angle, so that users can tap contactless cards or NFC-enabled devices onto the ACR1252U with ease.

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PC-Linked USB Contactless Reader NFC Reader SAM Slot(s) Firmware Upgradeable
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface    
  • CCID Compliance    
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability    
  • Smart Card Reader:    
    • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps    
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)    
    • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags    
    • Supports MIFARE 7-byte UID, MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESfire    
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)    
    • One ISO 7816–compliant SAM slot (Class A)    
    • NFC Support:    
      • NFC Reader/Writer Mode    
      • Peer-to-Peer Mode    
      • Card Emulation Mode    
  • Application Programming Interface:    
    • Supports PC/SC    
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)    
  • Peripherals:    
    • User-controllable bi-color LED    
    • User-controllable buzzer    
    • SAM Slot
Dimensions 98.0 mm (L) x 65.0 mm (W) x 12.8 mm (H)
Weight 81.0 g
Compliance / Certifications
  • ISO 18092, ISO 14443, ISO 7816,  NFC Forum, FeliCa Performance Certification, PC/SC, CCID, LASCOM, EN60950/IEC 60950, CE, FCC, VCCI, MIC, KC, RoHS 2, USB Full Speed, Microsoft® WHQL
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current Max. 200mA
Operating Temperature 0-50 °C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO 14443 Type A & B
  • MIFARE
  • FeliCa
  • 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags
Operating System Support
  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™ 3.1 and above
Drivers for ACR1252 OS Support
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.2.0
26-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
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  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 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
PC/SC Drivers  874 KB
Version 4.2.2.0
26-Jan-2017
Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2003 R2, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2 
Android EVK  472 KB
Version 1.1.3
31-Mar-2016
Android 3.1 and above



Manuals & Datasheets for ACR1252
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader

Application Programming Interface

API Driver Manual of ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified Reader