Smart Card Reader

February 27, 2013

ACR-38U Smart Card Reader/Writer.


ACR38-IPC is the latest addition to the ACR 38 PC-Linked Smart Card Reader Series  Combining secure smart card reader technology functionalities with a sleek and modem design, ACR38 IPC is the perfect peripheral for your smart card applications.  ACR38-IPC supports ISO 7816 smart cards and works with memory cards and microprocessor cart, with the T=0 and  T= 1 protocol.
The new sleek and stylish design of ACR3MIPC makes it stand out from ordinary smart card readers. This trendy device houses the powerful ACR38 core, which has been proven to support highly demanding smart card applications. It also features a USB Full Speed interface and a smart can run on speed of 344Kbps. Highly durable, ACR38-IPC can last for at least 100,000 card insertion cycles. ACR38-IPC is easy to install, use, and integrate in a PC environment. It is PC/SC and CCID compliant and drivers are compatible with Windows Operating Systems, Linux and MAC. ACR38-IPC can be used in numerous operations for Banking and Payment, Physical and Logical Access Control, Transportation, and e-government applications.


  • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) cards.
  • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
  • Supports memory cards:
    • Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards), including:
      • Atmel: AT24C01 / 02 / 04 / 08 / 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 / 1024
      • SGS-Thomson: ST14C02C, ST14C04C
      • Gemplus: GFM1K, GFM2K, GFM4K, GFM8K
    • Cards with intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM and write protect function, including: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532, SLE5542
    • Cards with intelligent 1K bytes EEPROM and write-protect function, including: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518, SLE5528
    • Cards with ‘104’ type of EEPROM non-reloadable token counter cards, including: SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536, SLE6636
    • Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication, including: AT88SC153, AT88SC1608
    • Cards with Intelligent 416-Bit EEPROM with internal PIN check, including: SLE4404
    • Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone, including: AT88SC101, AT88SC102, AT88SC1003
  • Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Complaint following standards:

    •    PC/SC
    •    CCID
    •    CE
    •    ROHS
    •    FCC
    •    VCCI
    •    Microsoft WHQL
    •    EN60950/IEC6095

  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC).
    • USB 2.0 full speed interface.


Reader application

  • e-Government
  • e-Banking  and e-Payment
  • e-Healthcare
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Access Control
  • Loyalty Program

Technical Specifications

Dimensions ACR38U-I1: 72.2mm (L) x 69.0mm (W) x 14.5mm (H)
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Supply Voltage Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current Max. 50mA
Operating Temperature 0-50°C
CLK Frequency 4 MHz
MTBF 500,000 hrs
Smart Card Interface Support
  • ISO- 7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, CE, FCC, UL, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, EMV 2000 Level 1, RoHS, REACH, USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WHQL: Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, 7, 8, 2012
Operating System Support
  • Win98, Win ME, Win 2000, Win 2003, Win 2003 R2, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 2008, Win 7, Win 8.
  • Mac
  • Linux