The ACR1252U NFC Forum–Certified Reader runs on 13.56 MHz contactless technology. It supports ISO 14443 Type A and B, MIFARE®, and FeliCa cards, ISO 18092–compliant NFC tags, and other NFC devices. ACR1252U is capable of the three modes of NFC, namely: card reader/writer, card emulation, and peer-to-peer communication. It also has a SAM (Secure Access Module) which can be used for key diversification and mutual authentication, providing high-level security in contactless transactions.

Comprehensive SDK—The ACR1252U Comprehensive USB NFC SDK is a collection of PC/SC–compliant sample codes, for device and contactless card programming. The SDK is designed to help software developers create PC-linked contactless applications, like smart posters for advertising and marketing.

Peer-to-Peer and Card Emulation Capability—The Smart Card and Reader Tool in this SDK includes NFC and NDEF tools to demonstrate the NFC capability of the ACR1252U. The peer-to-peer function enables the ACR1252U to communicate with other NFC-enabled devices. The card emulation function makes the NFC device capable of behaving exactly like a standard contactless card.

The development kit is priced at only US$149.

Smart Card Reader(s)
  • 1 x ACR1252U NFC Forum Certified Reader
Test Card(s)/ Token(s)
  • 5 x Mifare 1K Cards
  • 5 x ACOS3 Contactless  Smart Cards
  • 1 x ACOS6-SAM Secure Access Module Card
Software Installer
  • Reference Manual(s)     
  • Tools and Utilities:        
    • PCSC Learning Tool      
    • QuickView        
    • Script Tool 5     
    • Smart Card and Reader Tool      
  • Sample Codes: 
    • Demonstrates basic commands used to communicate with the cards and readers  
    • Available in the following programming languages:
      • Java
      • MS Visual Basic.NET 2013
      • MS Visual C#.NET 2013
      • MS Visual C++.NET 2013
SDK Operating System Support
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 10