ACR-38U-N1 Pocketmate Smart Card Reader



PocketMate is a smart card reader that has more to it than meets the eye. No larger than a standard USB token, it transforms into a smart card reader for full-sized contact smart cards with just a single swivel motion. It is capable of supporting demanding smart card applications, balancing functionality and design aesthetics to meet your security needs in applications like e-Banking, e-Payment, Physical and Logical Access and e-Government.

ACR-38U-N1 Features:

  • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) card
  • Supports CAC (Common Access Card)
  • Supports PIV (Personal Identity Verification) Card
  • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 or T=1 protocol
  • Supports memory cards
  • Supports PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection)
  • Features Short Circuit Protection

Spectification  ACR-38U-N1


  • 58.0 mm (L) x 20.0 mm (W) x 13.7 mm (H)

Compliance / Certifications

  • EN60950/IEC 60950, ISO 7816, USB Full Speed, EMV™ Level 1 (Contact), PC/SC, CCID, CE, FCC, WEEE. RoHS 2, REACH, FIPS 201 (USA), TAA (USA),VCCI (Japan), KC (Korea)
  • Microsoft® WHQL


  • USB 2.0 Full Speed

Supply Voltage

  • Regulated 5V DC

Supply Current

  • Max. 50mA

Operating Temperature

  • 0-60°C

CLK Frequency

  • 4 MHz

Smart Card Interface Support

  • ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V )
  • CAC & PIV Smart Cards

Operating System Support

  • Windows®
  • Linux®
  • Mac OS®
  • Android™
  • Solaris


Driver for ACR-38U-N1

USB Interface OS Support
Driver for Windows
Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® Server 2003, Windows® Server 2008, Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012, Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows® Server 2016

Driver for Linux
Version 1.1.5
Linux ®

Driver for Mac
Version 1.1.5
Mac 10.5, Mac 10.6, Mac 10.7, Mac 10.8, Mac 10.9, Mac 10.10, Mac 10.11, Mac 10.12. Mac 10.13

Android EVK
Version 1.1.4
Android 3.1 and above


Manual for ACR-38U-N1

Technical Specification
Technical Specification of ACR-38U-N1 Smart Card ReaderReference Manual
Reference Manual of ACR-38U-N1 Smart Card Reader

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