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   
Dimensions 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 26.6 g
Compliance / Certifications
  • ISO 18092, ISO 14443, PC/SC, CCID, EN60950/IEC 60950, CE, FCC, RoHS 2, REACH, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012
Interface USB 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
  • Win 2000, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 8.1, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2008
  • Win XP x64, Win Vista x64, Win 7 x64, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1 x64, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win Server 2012 R2 x64
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™ 3.1 and above
 
Drivers for ACM1252U-Y3 OS Support  
USB Interface
MSI Installer for PC/SC Driver  5 MB
Version 4.2.0.0
15-Dec-2016
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® 10
PC/SC Drivers  816 KB
Version 4.2.0.0
28-Nov-2016
Win XP, Win XP x64, Win Vista, Win Vista x64, Win 7, Win 7 x64, Win 8, Win 8 x64, Win 8.1, Win 8.1 x64, Win10, Win10 x64, Win Server 2003, Win Server 2003 x64, Win Server 2003 R2, Win Server 2003 R2 x64, Win Server 2008, Win Server 2008 x64, Win Server 2008 R2 x64, Win Server 2012 x64, Win Server 2012 R2 x64
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 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
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
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  472 KB
Version 1.1.3
31-Mar-2016
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