Our Products
ACR 38 Smart Card Reader
The ACR38 Smart Card Reader/Writer is a full speed USB device designed for use in the PC environment today. This reader combines a modern design with the latest technology, and makes it a suitable solution for ambitious users. The ACR38 has an optional built-in Security AccessModule (SAM) slot that supports various high security applications. It is ideal for use in network security, electronic payment systems, electronic identifications as well as other advanced smart card applications. The ACR 38 is available in two different casing designs (Spaceship- and Bridge) as well as modul without housing.

Typical applications

  • Home banking and home shopping
  • E-commerce
  • Checking the balance of electronic purses
  • Network access control
  • Software locking
  • Digital signature
  • Loyalty and promotions
  • Stored value
  • Identification
  • Ticketing
  • Parking and toll collection
  • Online gaming


  • Full speed PC interface with simple command structure
  • CCID support optional
  • Read and write all microprocessor cards witht T=0, T=1 protocols
  • Support most of the popular memory card types in the market:
    Cards following the I2C bus protocol standard such as:
    Atmel: AT24C01 / 02 / 04 / 08 / 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 / 1024
    SGS-Thomson: ST14C02C, ST14C04C
    Gemplus: GFM1K, GFM2K, GFM4K, GFM8K
    SLE4432/4442 intelligent 256 bytes EEPROM (with write protect function): SLE4432, SLE4442
    SLE4418/4428 intelligent 1K bytes EEPROM (with write protect function): SLE4418, SLE4428
    Secure Memory Cards such as: AT88SC153, AT88SC1608
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Certificate of confirmance: EN 60950/IEC 60950, ISO-7816, PC/SC, CE, FCC, Microsoft WHQL, EMV 2000 Level 1 certified
  • Supports ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V ) cards
Interface Full Speed USB
Supply voltage 5V DC (regulated)
Supply current max. 50mA
Operating temp. 0-50°C
Standards/Certifications EN 60950/IEC 60950, ISO-7816 Class A,B und C (5V, 3V, 1,8V), PC/SC, CE, FCC, Microsoft WHQL 2K, XP, EMV 2000 Level 1
Operating Systems support Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Mac, Linux
Order information
Description Part number
Smart Card reader , external, iPOD housing ACR38U-I1

(Technical details are subject to change without prior notice)