Smart Card Reader ACR38U-I1
Pubtime2018-10-08 14:20:58




  1. Due to the rising demand of e-working methods (remote office, home office...) and the increasing risk of unauthorized access to private network,
  2. it is time to properly secure access to PCs, desktops, and the Intranet and Extranet networks. ACR38 offers solutions based on smart card readers (connected to PCs) for access control.
  3. The ACR38 smart card reader/writer is a USB full speed device which the interface is for communication between a computer and a smart card. It is designed for the PC environment and is the ultimate smart card peripheral for a PC.
  4. ACR38 is a key partner of the PC as smart card is becoming an essential component in network security and electronic payment system.
  5. Providing secured network environment by its data encryption function, the SDK package allows users to develop their own application easily to meet their specific system needs.
  6. ACR38 is a low cost, yet reliable and effective smart card to PC interface with design focusing on convenient use and harmony with other PC peripherals in shape and color.
  7. It provides the solution where the security of a smart card is required. It can be used as access control to a computer or network (intranet, extranet ...), authentication for e- commerce (B to B, B to C) ...
  8. It is very simple to use and install. It is ideal for electronic commerce, home banking or e-purse facilities, secure computer access or any of a multitude of other applications.


  1. USB full speed interface to PC with simple command structure
  2. Read and write all microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocols
  3. Support SLE 4418/28/32/42 memory cards
  4. Support most common memory-based smart cards, including I2C bus protocol cards (from 1k bits up to 1024k bits) and secure memory cards (Atmel AT88SC153 and AT88SC1608) 
  5. Support 1.8V, 3V and 5V MCU cards
  6. Short Circuit Protection
  7. Certificate of conformance: ISO 7816-1/2/3, PC/SC, CE, FCC, Microsoft WHQL, EMV certified
  8. ISO7816-1/2/3 compatible smart card interface
  9. Support PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection) with 1743 – 307200 bps in reading and writing smart cards
  10. 768 bytes RAM size and 16K bytes ROM size
  11. Extra SAM slot is optional


Universal Serial Bus Interface
Type USB full speed, four lines: +5V, GND, D+ and D-
Power source From USB
Speed 12 Mbps
Smart Card Interface
Standard ISO 7816 1/2/3, T=0 and T=1
Supply current Max. 50mA
Smart card read / write speed 1743 – 307200 bps
Short circuit protection +5V / GND on all pins
The presence of the smart card power supply voltage is indicated through a green LED on the reader
CLK frequency 4 MHz
Card connector Contact mode
Card insertion cycles min. 100,000
(Optional) SAM Card Interface
Card connector Landing
Location Under the removable dark lid
Dimensions 97mm (L) x 72mm (B) x 18.5mm (H)
Color White
Temperature 0 - 50° C
Humidity 40% - 80%
Standard/Certificate EMV Level 1, ISO7816-1/2/3, PC/SC, CE, FCC, Microsoft WHQL ME, 2K, XP
Operating System Windows 98, ME, 2K, XP
OEM Possible OEM-Logo, customer-specific colors, casing, and card connector

The SDK CD-ROM includes
  1. Demo Programs – Casino Application, School Application, ACOS Screen Saver and SIMmate. These demo programs can show the wide range of applications that ACR38 can be used in, e.g. e-purse, physical and logical access control, etc
  2. Documentation – ACOS2 Reference Manual, ACR38 Memory Card Access, ACR38 OCF, ACR38 Reference Manual, ACR38 Technical Specifications, FAQ, PC/SC Specifications
  3. Sample Codes – C#, Delphi, VB.NET, Visual Basic, Visual C++
  4. Tools & Utilities – Card Tool, PC/SC Learning Tool, Quick View, Script Commander PC/SC
  5. SDK User’s Guide
  1. Home Banking and Home Shopping
  2. E-Commerce
  3. Check the balance of account of re-loading an e-purses
  4. Network access control
  5. S/W locking
  6. Digital signature
  7. Loyalty and promotions
  8. Stored value
  9. Identification
  10. Ticketing
  11. Parking and toll collection
  12. Online gaming

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