Smart Card Reader

October 6, 2016

ACR1281-C2 Dualboost USB Reader/ Writer

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Written by: chipsilicon_wp


AC1281U-C2 a contactless card UID (Unique Identification Number) reader especially designed. get the UID of a. ISO 14443 Parts 1-4 Type and B compliant contactless card in an efficient way.
When a contactless card (e.g., Mifare, DESFire card) is tapped on to the AC1281U-C2, the reader retrieves the UID and automatically realms the UID to the computer. Since it is HID-compliant this device does not require any additional driver to be installed in the computer.However, its only function is to retrieve the cards U10 and display it directly in any text editor such as Notepad, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft& Word The ACl21231U-C2 also has an a.-collision feature that ensures only one cards accessed when multiple cards are present. at the same time.
ACR1281U-C2 . UID Header is HID (Human Interface Device)-compliant. It can also support Windows, Linux., Mac OS, and other embedded systems.


  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface.
  • USB HID keyboard class emulation
  • Contactless Smart Card Reader:
    • Read/write speed of up to 848 kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Part 4 Type A and B cards and Mifare series
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only one tag is accessed at any time)
  • USB Firmware Upgradability


Dimensions 120.5 mm (L) x 72.0 mm (W) x 20.4 mm (H)
Weight 140 g
Interface USB Full Speed
Operating Distance Up to 50 mm (depends on the tag type)
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current 200mA (operating); 50mA (standby)
Operating Temperature 0-50⁰ C
Operating Frequency 13.56 MHz
Smart Card Interface Support
  • Contactless
    • ISO 14443 Type A & B parts 1-4
    • Mifare
  • ISO 14443, CE,HID, FCC, RoHS, USB Full Speed
Operating System Support
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux







  • e-Government
  • e-Banking and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Loyalty Program