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ACR1552U USB NFC Reader IV

ACR1552U USB NFC Reader IV


o Read/Write ISO 14443A & B speed of up to 848 kbps
o Read/Write ISO 15693 speed of up to 53 kbps

Support various NFC features
o Card Reader/Writer Mode
o Card Emulation Mode
o Keyboard Emulation Mode

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One of the feature highlights of the ACR1552U is extensive support for various types of smart cards, including ISO 14443 Type A and B Contactless Cards, MIFARE® Cards, FeliCa, ISO 18092 NFC, and ISO 15693 Cards. The reader has USB firmware upgradability and extended APDU support, making it versatile and cost-effective hardware for various industries, such as finance, healthcare, and government.


The ACR1552U USB NFC Reader IV is a CCID & PC/SC compliant smart card reader, developed based on 13.56MHz contactless technology. This plug-and-play NFC reader is equipped with a high-speed communication capability of up to 848 kbps and a built-in SAM slot, providing key diversification and mutual authentication to enhance the security of contactless transactions.

It also offers intelligent support for three modes of NFC including,

  • Smart Card reader/writer mode
  • Card emulation mode
  • Keyboard emulation mode (Configured by this tool)

NFC technology not only supports payment functions but can also be used for a variety of applications such as access control systems, transportation ticketing, loyalty programs, etc. The flexibility of NFC readers allows for a wide range of potential applications and benefits.

Compatible with major operating systems such as Windows®, Linux®, macOS and Android™, the ACR1552U USB NFC Reader IV is powerful and adaptable. It is equipped with a wide range of advanced features and functionality to meet smart card applications that demand high levels of security and reliability.


  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface
  • CCID Compliance
  • Contactless Smart Card Reader:
    • Read/Write speed up to 848 kbps
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 70 mm (depending on tag type)
    • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, ISO 15693 Cards  and ISO18092 NFC
    • Supports MIFARE® (T=CL), FeliCa, NFC tags, SRI/SRIX, CTS, Innovatron, Picopass, Topaz Card
    • Built-in anti-collision feature
    • Supports extended APDU (max. 64 kbytes)
    • One ISO7816-compliant SAM slot (Class A)
    • NFC Support
      •    Smart Card Reader/Writer Mode
      •    Card Emulation Mode
      •    Keyboard Emulation Mode
  • Application Programming Interface:
    • Supports PC/SC
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)
  • Peripherals:
    • User-controllable bi-color LED (Blue & Green)
    • User-controllable buzzer (Monotone)
    • One SAM slot
  • USB Firmware Upgradability

Tech Specs

Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (mm) Main Body: 98 x 65 x 12.8 mm
Antenna size: 50 x 40 mm
Weight (g) 89 g
USB Interface
Protocol USB CCID
Connector Type USB Type-A (ACR1552U-M1), USB Type-C (ACR1552U-MF)
Power Source From USB port
Speed USB Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Cable Length 1m, Non-detachable
Contactless Smart Card Interface
Standard ISO/IEC 18092 NFC, ISO 14443 Type A & B, ISO 15693, MIFARE®, FeliCa
Protocol ISO 14443-4 Compliant Card, T=CL
MIFARE® Classic Card, T=CL
ISO 15693
ISO 18092 NFC Tags
SAM Card Interface
Number of Slots 1 Standard SIM-sized Card Slot
Standard ISO 7816 Class A (5V)
Protocol T=0; T=1
Built-in Peripherals
LED 1 bi-color: Blue and Green
Buzzer Yes
Other Features
Other Features Supported Card Types:

  • ISO 14443 Type A & B Parts 1-4, ISO 15693, ISO 18092 NFC, MIFARE®, FeliCa, SRI/SRIX, CTS, Innovatron, Picopass, Topaz Card

NFC Features:

  • Smart Card Reader/Writer, Keyboard Emulation, Card Emulation
Firmware Upgrade Supported
Certifications/Compliance Certifications:

  • IEC/EN 62368, CE, UKCA, FCC, VCCI, KC, J-LIS, RoHS, REACH, WEEE, Microsoft® WHQL


Device Driver Operating System Support
Device Driver Operating System Support Windows®, Linux®, macOS, Android™, iOS/iPadOS (16 or above)