Bluetooth Smart Card Reader - ACR3901U-S1
Pubtime2017-02-22 10:50:16

ACR3901U-S1 Bluetooth Smart Card Reader combines the latest technology in the world of smart card readers with Bluetooth connectivity. This compact and wireless smart card reader brings together sophisticated technology with fresh design to meet different requirements in various smart card-based applications using Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smart phones and tablets.
1.1. Smart Card Reader
ACR3901U-S1 supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C smart cards (5 V, 3 V, and 1.8 V) and most memory cards in the market, including microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocol. The ACR3901U-S1 has both USB Full Speed and Bluetooth interface for smart card read/write speed up to 600 Kbps.
1.2. Compact Design
With the ACR3901U-S1’s powerful smart card feature, it comes in a compact design that is intended to be brought and used anytime, anywhere. With its rechargeable Lithium-ion battery as its power supply, it allows the ACR3901U-S1 to be integrated seamlessly into any smartphone or tablet available in the market.
1.3. Firmware Upgradeable Feature
ACR3901U-S1 offers in-field firmware upgrade to allow the user to cope with the ever fast changing technology that is being utilized by different applications on various scenarios. With this feature, the stakeholders will be able to save valuable cost and time and provide utmost convenience to its users.
1.4. Bluetooth Connectivity
ACR3901U-S1 uses Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 4.0 technology which allows easy integration without employing any physical connection to any terminal running Android 4.3 and above, iOS 5.0 and above, and Windows 8 and above platforms.
1.5. Ease of Integration
ACR3901U-S1 is PC/SC and CCID compliant making it easy to install and use with any PC environment. Its drivers are compatible with Windows® operating system, as well as Linux® and Mac OS®. With its numerous features, the ACR3901U-S1 is the perfect smart card reader for your smart card solution. ACR3901U-S1 – Technical Specification Version 1.00
· USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
· Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 4.0 Interface
· Plug and Play – CCID support brings utmost mobility*
· USB Firmware Upgradeability
· Smart Card Reader:
o Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) cards
o Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
o Supports memory cards
o Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
o Features Short Circuit Protection
· Application Programming Interface:
o Supports PC/SC*
o Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
· Compliant with the following standards:
o EN60950/IEC 60950
o ISO7816
o CE
o EMV 2000 Level 1
o Bluetooth QDL
o Microsoft® WHQL
o RoHS
ACR3901U-S1 – Technical Specification Version 1.00
Supported Card Types
3.1. MCU Cards
ACR3901U-S1 operates with MCU cards following either T=0 or T=1 protocol.
3.2. Memory-based Smart Cards
ACR3901U-S1 works with several memory-based smart cards such as:
· Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards) with maximum 128 bytes page with capability, including:
o Atmel: AT24C01/02/04/08/16/32/64/128/256/512/1024
o SGS-Thomson: ST14C02C, ST14C04C
o Gemplus: GFM1K, GFM2K, GFM4K, GFM8K
· Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication, including:
o Atmel: AT88SC153 and AT88SC1608
· Cards with intelligent 1k bytes EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
o Infineon: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518 and SLE5528
· Cards with intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
o Infineon: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532 and SLE5542
· Cards with ‘104’ type EEPROM non-reloadable token counter cards, including:
o Infineon: SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536 and SLE6636
· Cards with Intelligent 416-Bit EEPROM with internal PIN check, including:
o Infineon: SLE4404
· Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone(s), including:
o Atmel: AT88SC101, AT88SC102 and AT88SC1003 S1 –Technical Specification Version 1.
Typical Applications
· e-Government
· e-Banking and e-Payment
· e-Healthcare
· Public Key Infrastructure
· Network Security
· Access Control
· Loyalty Program
1U-S1 – Technical Specification Version 1.00 
Technical Specifications

Universal Serial Bus Interface Type USB Full Speed, four lines: +5 V, GND, D+ and D-
Power Source From USB
Speed 12 Mbps
Firmware Upgradeable through USB interface
Bluetooth Interface BType Interface Bluetooth Smart 4.0
Power Source From battery
Speed 1 Mbps (on-air data rate)
Smart Card Interface Standard ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V), T=0 and T=1
Supply Current Max. 50 mA
Smart Card Read/Write Speed Max. 600,000 bps
Short Circuit Protection +5 V/GND on all pins
CLK Frequency 4.8 MHz
Card Connector Contact
Card Insertion Cycles Min. 100,000
Physical Specifications Dimensions 94.0 mm (L) x 60.0 mm (W) x 12.0 mm (H)
Color Gray, White
Weight 30.5 g (± 5 g allowance for cable)
Cable length, cord, connector 1.5 meters, Fixed (detachable), USB A
Operating Conditions Temperature 0 – 50 °C
Humidity 10% - 90%
MTBF 500000 hrs.
Application Programming Interface PC/SC
CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
Certifications/Compliance EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, CE, FCC, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, EMV 2000 Level 1, RoHS, REACH, USB Full Speed, Bluetooth Smart Microsoft® WHQL Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows® CE, Windows® 98, Windows® ME, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista ®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2003 R2, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2 Linux®, Mac OS®, Android™*
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