ACS ACR39U-U1 Smart Card Reader

A small, black USB-connected smart card device that supports reading MCU and memory-based smart cards. Supports select Infineon® cards as well as Defense Common Access and SIPRNET cards. The device is PC/SC and CCID compliant, Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible, allowing read/write speeds up to 600 Kbps.
  • Quantity Unit Price
  • 1000+
  • 600 $14.22
  • 300 $14.54
  • 150 $15.30
  • 1 $16.60

The ACR39U-U1 hails new and modern technology in the world of smart card readers. It is a compact and stylish smart card reader that brings together sophisticated technology with modern design to meet rigorous requirements in various smart card-based applications.

The ACR39U-U1 supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C smart cards (5 V, 3 V, and 1.8 V) and microprocessor cards with T=0 and T=1 protocol. In addition, it supports a wide variety of memory cards in the market, including the Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) and SIPRNET Card. This makes it ideal for a broad range of solutions such as PIV application, physical and logical access control, digital signature, and online banking.

It also features a USB Full Speed interface and a smart card read/write speed of up to 600 Kbps. Highly durable, ACR39U-U1 can last for 200,000 card insertion cycles. ACR39U-U1 also has various certifications such as EMV™ Level 1 (Contact) and People’s Bank of China (PBOC), making it the ideal smart card reader for your e-Banking and e-Payment application needs.

The modern design of the ACR39U-U1, with its matte casing, makes it stand out from ordinary smart card readers. It houses a powerful core that can support demanding applications and can be used anytime, anywhere.

The ACR39U-U1 is PC/SC and CCID-compliant, making it easy to install and use, as it is specifically designed to be integrated into any computer-based environment. Its drivers are compatible with operating systems such as Windows®, Linux®, Mac OS®, and Solaris. In addition, the ACR39U-U1 may now be used on mobile devices running the Android™ platform with versions 3.1 and later.


  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
  • USB Type A Connector
  • CCID Compliance
  • Smart Card Reader:
    • Supports ISO 7816 Class A, B, and C (5 V, 3 V, 1.8 V) cards
    • Supports CAC (Common Access Card)
    • Supports SIPRNET Card
    • Supports J-LIS Card
    • Supports microprocessor cards with T=0 and 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 Android™ 3.1 and later
  • Compliant with the following standards:
    • EN 62368/IEC 62368
    • CE
    • FCC
    • RoHS
    • REACH
    • EMV™ Level 1 (Contact)
    • BIS
    • J-LIS
    • KCC
    • PBOC
    • TAA (USA)
    • UKCA
    • UL
    • VCCI
    • WEEE
    • ISO 7816
    • PC/SC
    • CCID
    • Microsoft® WHQL

Supported Card Types

  • MCU cards
  • The ACR39U-U1 operates with MCU cards following either the T=0 or T=1 protocol. It also works with SIPRNET and CAC cards, making it ideal for US PIV and PKI applications./p>

  • Memory-based Smart Cards

      The ACR39U-U1 works with several memory-based smart cards such as:

    • Cards with intelligent 1 KB EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4418, SLE4428, SLE5518 and SLE5528
    • Cards with intelligent 256-byte EEPROM with write-protect function, including:
      • Infineon®: SLE4432, SLE4442, SLE5532 and SLE5542
More Information
ManufacturerAdvanced Card Systems
Manufacturer SkuACR39U-U1
Country of ManufactureHong Kong SAR China
Shipment OriginUnited States, Hong Kong SAR China
Harmonized Tariff Code8471.60.90 (Input or Output Unit)
AvailabilitySpecial Order
Lead Time2 Weeks
Minimum Order Quantity1
Dimensions72.2 mm (L) x 69.0 mm (W) x 14.5 mm (H)
Tag TechnologyContact Card
ComplianceCE, FCC, REACH, RoHS
ConnectionUSB 2.0 (Type A)
FeaturesContact Card Reader
Operating SystemAndroid, Linux, Windows
Weight (kg)0.065000

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