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  • Place of Origin: Guangdong, China (Mainland)
  • Brand Name: ACS
  • Model Number: ACR38U-I1
  • Power source: From USB
  • CLK frequency: 4 MHz
  • Interface: USB Full Speed
  • Dimensions: 97mm (L) x 72mm (B) x 18.5mm (H)
  • Supply current: Max. 50mA
  • Name: USB Smart Chip Card Reader/Writer Contact--ACR38

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Packaging Details: USB Smart Chip Card Reader/Writer Contact--ACR38
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USB Smart Chip Card Reader/Writer Contact--ACR38



  • Due to the rising demand of e-working methods (remote office, home office...) and the increasing risk of unauthorized access to private network, 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.
  • The ACR38smart card reader/writer is a USB full speeddevice whichthe interface is for communication between a computer and a smart card. It is designed for the PC environmentand is the ultimate smart card peripheral for a PC.
  • ACR38 is a key partner of the PC as smart card is becoming an essential component in network security and electronic payment system. Providing secured networkenvironment by its data encryption function, the SDK package allows users to develop their own application easily to meet their specific system needs.
  • ACR38 is a low cost, yet reliable and effective smart card toPC interface with design focusing on convenient use and harmony with other PC peripherals in shape and color. 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) ... 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.



  • USB full speed interface to PC with simple command structure
  • Read and write all microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocols
  • Support SLE 4418/28/32/42 memory cards
  • 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) 
  • Support 1.8V, 3V and 5V MCU cards
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Certificate of conformance: ISO 7816-1/2/3, PC/SC, CE, FCC, Microsoft WHQL, EMV certified
  • ISO7816-1/2/3 compatible smart card interface
  • Support PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection) with 1743 – 307200 bps in reading and writing smart cards
  • 768 bytes RAM size and 16K bytes ROM size
  • Extra SAM slot is optional




Universal Serial Bus Interface


USB full speed, four lines: +5V, GND, D+ and D-

Power source

From USB


12 Mbps

Smart Card Interface


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



Under the removable dark lid



97mm (L) x 72mm (B) x 18.5mm (H)





0 - 50° C


40% - 80%


EMV Level 1, ISO7816-1/2/3, PC/SC, CE, FCC, Microsoft WHQL ME, 2K, XP

Operating System

Windows 98, ME, 2K, XP


Possible OEM-Logo, customer-specific colors, casing, and card connector





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