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Contact Smart Card Reader supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C smart cards and microprocessor cards with the T=0 and T =1 protocol. Also, Contact Smart Card Reader supports a wide variety of memory cards in the market, including the Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC). This makes Contact Smart Card Reader perfect for a broad range of solutions, such as PIV Application, Physical and Logical Access Control, Digital Signature, and Online Banking.

Technical Specification

Universal Serial Bus Interface
Type USB Full Speed, four lines: + 5 V, GND, D + and D-
Power Source From USB
Speed 12Mbps
Smart Card Interface
Standard ISO 7818 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, 344.086bps
Short Circuit Protection +5 V/GND on all pins
CLK Frequency 4 Hhz
Card Connector Contact
Card Insertion Cycles min. 100.000
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 72.2mm (L) x 89.0mm (W) x 14.5 mm (H)
Color White
Weight 65g (+ g allowance for cable)
Cable length, cord, connector 1.5 meters, Fixed (non-detachable), USB A
Operating Conditions
Temperature 0-50oC
Humidity 10% -90%
MTBF 500, 000 hrs


  • Modern Design : The new sleek and stylish design of ACR38U-11 makes it stand out from ordinary smart card readers. This trendy device houses the poweful ACR38 core, which has been proven to support highly demanding smart card applications. It also features a USB Full Speed interface and a smart card R/W speed of 344 Kbps. Highly durable, ACR38U-11 can last for at least 100, 000 card insertion cycles.
  • Ease of Integration : ACR38U-11 is easy to install, use and integrate into a PC environment. It is PC/SC and CCID compliant, and its drivers are compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. In addition, ACR38U - 11 may now be used on mobile devices running the AndroidTM platform with versions 3.1 and above. With its various features, the FIPS 201 certified ACR38U - 11 is the perfect smart card reader for your smart card solution.

2.0. Features

  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
  • Plug and Play - CCID support brings utmost mobility
  • Smart Card Reader.
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3V, 1.8 V) cards
    • Supports CAC (Common Access Card)
    • Supports microprocessor cards with T = 0 or T = 1 protocol
    • Supports memory cards
    • Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
    • Features Short Circuit Protection
  • Application Programming Interface
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT - API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
    • Supports AndroidTM OS 3.1 and above
  • Compliant with the following standards
    • FIPS 201
    • TAA
    • EN60950/IEC 60950
    • ISO 7816
    • CE
    • FCC
    • UL
    • KC
    • VCCI
    • PC/SC
    • CCID
    • EMV 2000 Level 1
    • Microsoft WHQL
    • RoHS
    • REACH
    • ACR38U-11 - Technical Specifications
    • version 1.06
    • 3.0. Supported Card Types
    • 3.1. MCU Cards

3.2. Memory-based Smart Cards
ACR38U-11 works with several memory-based smart cards such as : 

  • Cards following the 12C bus protocol (free memory cards) with maximum 128 bytes page with capabilit, including
    • Atmel : At24C01/02/04/08/16/32/64/128/256/512/1024
    • SGS- Thomson : ST14C 0 2C, ST14C04C
    • Gemplus : GFM1K, GFM2K, GFM4K, GFM8K
  • Cards with secure memory IC with password and authentication, including
    • Atmel : AT88SC 153 and AT88SC1608
  • Cards with intelligent 1k bytes EEPROM with write-protect function, including
    • Infineon : SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518 and SLE5528
  • Cards with intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM with write-protect function, including
    • Infineon : SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532 and SLE5542
  • Cards with '104' type EEPROM non-reloadable token counter cards, including
    • Infineon : SLE4406, SLE4436, SLE5536 and SLE6636
  • Cards with Intelligent 416-Bit EEPROM with internal PIN check, including
    • Infineon : SLE4404
  • Cards with Security Logic with Application Zone (s), including
    • Atmel : AT88SC101, AT88SC102 and AT88SC1003

4.0. Typical Applications

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

Application Programming Interface

  • PC/SC
  • CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)


  • En60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, FIPS 201, TAA, CE, FCC, UL, KC, VCCI, PC/SC, CCID, EMV 2000 Level 1, RoHS USB Full Speed
  • Microsoft WhQZ 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012

Device Driver Operating System Support : Windows CE, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, Server 2008, Server 2008, R2, Server 2012 Linux , Max, android TM 3.1 and above

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