ACM38U-Y3 provides a solution for secured access control by employing the globally recognized ACR38 core. It comes in module form to enable easy implementation of smart card-based solutions in embedded systems. ACM38U-Y3 utilizes the latest microchip technology, bringing you high security for your confidential files in a convenient and easy way.

ACM38U-Y3 may easily be integrated into any embedded system environment with its support for USB, smart card, and LED signal extension. It is also easy to install, and use with various desktop environments. Being PC/SC and CCID compliant, its drivers are compatible with Windows®, Linux®, and Mac operating systems. In addition, ACM38U-Y3 may now be used with mobile devices running the Android™ platform with versions 3.1 and above.

Upon request, ACM38U-Y3 comes with a Class A, ISO 7816-compliant Secure Access Module (SAM) slot.

PC-Linked USB Molex Connector 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 such as:
    • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards), with maximum 128 byte-page 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) 75.0 mm (L) x 70.0 mm (W) x 10.1 mm (H)
Weight (g) 32.0 g
USB Interface
Protocol USB CCID
Power Source From USB port
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
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
Other Features
Other Features Extendable signals via jumpers
Certifications/Compliance
Certifications/Compliance EN 60950/IEC 60950
ISO 7816
USB Full Speed
PC/SC
CCID
EMV Level 1 (Contact)
VCCI (Japan)
CE
FCC
RoHS 2
REACH
Microsoft® WHQL
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®
Linux®
MAC OS®
Android™

ACM38U-Y3 is end-of-life already. To inquire about a suitable replacement or pending orders, please contact [email protected].

Drivers for ACM38U-Y3
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  2 MB
Version 1.1.6
30-Oct-2018
Linux ®
PC/SC Driver Installer  256 KB
Version 1.1.6.3
11-Apr-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
PC/SC Drivers  457 KB
Version 1.1.6
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 ACM38U-Y3
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACM38U-Y3 Reader Module

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACM38U-Y3 Reader Module

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACM38U-Y3 Reader Module

User Manual

User Manual of ACM38U-Y Reader Module