The ACS Smart Card Reader ACR30 is an interface for the communication between a computer (for example, a PC) and a smart card. Different types of smart cards have different commands and different communication protocols. This prevents in most cases the direct communication between a smart card and a computer.
The ACR30 Reader establishes a uniform interface from the computer to the smart card for a wide variety of cards. By taking care of the card specific particulars, it releases the computer software programmer of getting involved with the technical details of the smart card operation, which are in many cases not relevant for the implementation of a smart card system.
The ACR30 Smart Card Reader/Writer is connected to the computer through a serial asynchronous interface (RS-232) or USB interface. The reader accepts commands from the computer, carries out the specified function at the smart card and returns the requested data or status information. The ACR30 is a compact, very cost-effective, single chip reader which supports all MCUbased cards with T=0 or T=1 protocols as well as the popular memory cards in the market today. It is ISO 7816-1/2/3 compliant, EMV and Microsoft PC/SC certified, and supports all major PC platforms.
• ISO 7816-1/2/3 and PC/SC Compliant
• Certified by CE, FCC, EMV and Microsoft WHQL
• Read and write ALL microcontroller cards with T=0 and T=1 protocols
• Read and write the popular memory card types in the market:
o Siemens: SLE4406, SLE4418, SLE4428,SLE4432, SLE4442
o Atmel: AT88SC06, AT24C01-16
o 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
• Interface library for efficient PC application software development
o 32-bit DLL files for Windows 95, 98,Me, NT and 2000
o PC/SC compliant IFD handler
Interface: RS-232 (Serial) or USB
Supply Voltage: Regulated 5V DC
Supply Current: <100mA (without smart card)
Operating Temperature: 0 – 50 °C
CLK Frequency: 3.68 / 4 MHz
Standards / Certifications: ISO 7816-1/2/3, PC/SC, CE, FCC
Operating System Support: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP, Linux