The ACR1251U USB NFC Reader II supports ISO 14443 Type A and B, MIFARE®, and FeliCa cards, all four types of NFC tags, and other NFC-enabled devices. It is on-the-field firmware upgradeable and has a SAM (Secure Access Module) slot that enables key diversification and mutual authentication.

Comprehensive SDK—The ACR1251U Comprehensive USB NFC SDK is a collection of PC/SC–compliant sample codes, for device and contactless card programming for Java, MS Visual Basic 6.0, MS Visual Basic .NET 2008, MS Visual C# .NET 2008, MS Visual C++ 6.0, and MS Visual C++ .NET. This SDK is designed to help software developers create PC-linked contactless applications, like smart posters for most NFC-enabled mobile phones.

Peer-to-Peer Capability—The Smart Card and Reader Tool in this SDK includes NFC and NDEF tools to demonstrate the NFC capability of the ACR1251U. The peer-to-peer function enables the ACR1251U to communicate with other NFC-enabled devices.

The development kit is priced at only US$149.

Smart Card Reader(s)
  • 1 x ACR1251U USB NFC Reader II
Test Card(s)/ Token(s)
  • 5 x Mifare 1K Contactless Smart Cards
  • 5 x ACOS3 Contactless Smart Cards
  • 1 x ACOS6-SAM Cards
CD-ROM
  • Smart Card and Reader Tools
    • Includes NFC and NDEF Tool for Peer-to-Peer Mode
  • Sample codes
    • Demonstrates basic commands used to communicate with the cards and readers
    • Available in the following programming languages:
      • Java
      • MS Visual Basic 6.0
      • MS Visual Basic .NET 2008
      • MS Visual C# .NET 2008
      • MS Visual C++ 6.0
      • MS Visual C++ .NET
  • Reference Manual(s)
SDK Operating System Support
  • Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1