The ACM1252U-Y3 USB NFC Reader Module with Detachable Antenna Board is developed based on the 13.56 MHz contactless technology. This smart card reader module is designed for fast and easy integration into embedded systems.

This reader module supports the three NFC modes (card reader/writer, card emulation, and peer-to-peer communication) and supports various cards such as ISO 14443 Type A and B, MIFARE®, and FeliCa cards, and ISO 18092–compliant NFC tags. It also supports other NFC devices with access speeds of up to 424 Kbps and proximity operating distances of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type used).

The ACM1252U-Y3 comes with a detachable antenna and optional USB cable, which provide flexibility when integrating the module into embedded systems, such as kiosks and vending machines. It is the perfect front-end interface module to enable NFC transactions for applications involving integrated systems.

Upon request, ACM1251U-Y3 comes with a Class A, ISO 7816-compliant Secure Access Module (SAM) slot.

PC-Linked USB Molex Connector Contactless Reader NFC Reader Firmware Upgradeable
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface    
  • CCID Compliance    
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability    
  • Smart Card Reader:    
    • Contactless Interface:    
      • 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, MIFARE, and FeliCa cards, 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)    
      • 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   
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) Main Board: 55.0 mm (L) x 45.0 mm (W) x 5.1 mm (H)
Antenna Board: 91.0 mm (L) x 49.5 mm (W) x 5.1 mm (H)
Weight (g) 26.6 g
USB Interface
Protocol USB CCID
Connector Type Standard Type A
Power Source From USB port
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Cable Length 1.0 m, Detachable (Optional)
Contactless Smart Card Interface
Standard ISO/IEC 18092 NFC, ISO 14443 Type A & B, MIFARE, FeliCa
Protocol ISO14443-4 Compliant Cards, T=CL
MIFARE Classic Card Protocol, T=CL
ISO 18092, NFC Tags
FeliCa
Antenna 77 mm x 49.5 mm
SAM Card Interface
Number of Slots 1 (Optional)
Built-in Peripherals
LED 1 bi-color: Red and Green
Buzzer Monotone
Other Features
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Certifications/Compliance
Certifications/Compliance EN 60950/IEC 60950
ISO 7816 (SAM Slot)
ISO 14443
ISO 18092
USB Full Speed
PC/SC
CCID
VCCI (Japan)
CE
FCC
RoHS 2
REACH
Microsoft® WHQL
Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®
Linux®
MAC OS®
Solaris
Android™
Drivers for ACM1252U-Y3
USB Interface OS Support
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.8.0
20-Mar-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 R2
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  956 KB
Version 4.2.8.0
20-Mar-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 R2
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



Manuals & Datasheets for ACM1252U-Y3
Product Presentation

Product Presentation of ACM1252U-Y3 USB NFC Reader Module

Technical Specification

Technical Specification of ACM1252U-Y3 USB NFC Reader Module

Reference Manual

Reference Manual of ACM1252U-Y3 USB NFC Reader Module

User Manual

User Manual of ACM1252U-Y3 USB NFC Reader Module with Detachable Antenna Board