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ACR 38 K
ACR 38 K

The ACR38K Multimedia Keyboard offers you with specialized keyboard setting, accessing every function in just one key-press, plus a classy multimedia controller. This package also comes with a card reader that enables you to easily implement smart card-based systems. The ACS smart card readers utilize the latest advancement of microchip technology, that brings you high security for your confidential files in a convenient and easy to carry microchip smart card. The software drivers and tools in this package will enable you to write files to your smart card and to read the contents.


You can also write protect the contents of your smart card so that nobody can erase or overwrite the files.


Combined with our versatile smart card reader/writer, using the ACR38 module, the keyboard is transformed into a highly powerful component for security, e-commerce, and other applications.

Order Information

Product Number: 1.1.U.AC.12
Price per unit: 65.95 US $
47.95 £
10 units and more: 54.95 US $
39.95 £
100 units and more: 43.94 US $
31.96 £
6 months
higher volumes up on request
ACR 38 K Alle Preise sind Netto-Preise. Verkauf nur an gewerbliche Abnehmer. Ask for project-pricing.

Product Information

ACR38K reader standard features:


* USB full speed interface to PC with simple command structure

* Read and write all microprocessor cards with T=0, T=1 protocols

* Support most of the popular memory card types in the market:

- Cards following the I2C bus protocol (free memory cards) 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

* RoHS Compliant

* Support ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V ) cards

* Support PPS (Protocol and Parameters Selection) with 1,743 C 250,000 bps in reading and writing

smart cards


Keyboard features:


* USB interface with 18 multimedia hot keys support (back, forward, stop, refresh, search, favorites,

home, mute, volume-, volume+, previous track, stop, play, next track, media, calculator, my computer)

* 4 programmable keys

* ACPI power management key support: power, sleep and wake up

* Fixed wrist rest


Typical applications:


* Home Banking and Home Shopping

* E-commerce

* Checking the balance of electronic purses

* Network access control

* S/W locking

* Digital signature

* Loyalty and promotions

* Stored value

* Identification

* Ticketing

* Parking and toll collection

* Online gaming


Standard Features

USB 2.0 full speed interface to PC with simple command structure 

Read and write all microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocols 

Supports 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) 



Read and write the popular memory card types in the market: 

Siemens: SLE4406, SLE4418, SLE4428,SLE4432, SLE4442 

Atmel: AT88SC06, AT24C01-16 

STMicroelectronics: ST1305, ST14C02C, ST14C04C 



Note: Card manufacturers using the above-mentioned chips may have different names for their cards. These cards are likewise supported by ACR30. 

Examples are: 

Gemplus: GPM103, GFM2K, GFM4K, GPM2K, GPM8K 

Schlumberger: Primeflex Store 2K/8K, Open 2K/4 

Support 1.8V. 3V and 5V MCU cards 

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 305200 bps in reading and writing smart cards 

768 bytes RAM size and 16K bytes ROM size 



Typical Applications: 

Home Banking and Home Shopping 

Electronic Commerce 

Checking the balance of account of re-loading an electronic purses 

Network access control 

S/W locking 

Digital signature 

Loyalty and promotions 

Stored value 



Technical Specifications


475mm (L) X 254mm (W) X 50mm (H) 


USB full speed 

Supply Voltage: 

Regulated 5V DC 

Multimedia Hot Key: 

max. 50mA 

Switch Mechanism: 


Key Numbers: 

108/109/113 (US/EU/JP) 

Operating Temperature: 



EN 60950/IEC 60950, EMV Level 1, ISO-7816 Class A, B and C ( 5V, 3V, 1.8V ) cards, PC/SC, CE, FCC, Microsoft WHQL 2K, XP 

Operating System Support: 

Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and 2003, Vista, Mac and Linux