ACS ACR1252U NFC Forum-Certified USB NFC Reader

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ACR1252u is the first ever reader to be certified by the NFC Forum. This is the ideal desktop reader for any application with both read and write capabilities. The ACR1252u adheres to the standards of all NFC Forum documentation and supports the 3 modes of NFC communication out of the box: Read/Write Mode, Card Emulation Mode, Peer to Peer Mode. It also contains a SAM slot for added encryption if desired.


The ACR1252U-A1 is an NFC Forum‚Äďcertified PC-linked reader, developed based on 13.56Mhz contactless technology. It is equipped with a SAM (Secure Access Module), which can be used for key diversification and mutual authentication, providing high-level security in contactless transactions. Post-deployment firmware upgrade is also supported, eliminating the need for additional hardware modification.

ACR1252U-A1 is capable of the three modes of NFC, namely, card reader/writer, card emulation and peer-to-peer communication. It supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, and MIFARE¬ģ, FeliCa, and ISO 18092‚Äďcompliant NFC tags. It also supports other NFC devices with an access speed of up to 424 Kbps and proximity operating distance of up to 50mm (depending on tag type used).

Compliant with both CCID and PC/SC, this plug-and-play USB NFC device allows interoperability with different devices and applications. It is thus ideal for unconventional marketing and advertising applications like smart posters.


  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Interface¬†¬† ¬†
  • CCID Compliance¬†¬† ¬†
  • USB Firmware Upgradeability¬†¬† ¬†
  • Smart Card Reader:¬†¬† ¬†
    • Read/write speed up to 424 kbps¬†¬† ¬†
    • Built-in antenna for contactless tag access, with card reading distance of up to 50 mm (depending on tag type)¬†¬† ¬†
    • Supports ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, MIFARE, FeliCa, and all 4 types of NFC (ISO/IEC 18092) tags¬†¬† ¬†
    • Supports MIFARE 7-byte UID, MIFARE Plus and MIFARE DESfire¬†¬† ¬†
    • Built-in anti-collision feature (only 1 tag is accessed at any time)¬†¬† ¬†
    • One ISO 7816‚Äďcompliant SAM slot (Class A)¬†¬† ¬†
    • NFC Support:¬†¬† ¬†
      • NFC Reader/Writer Mode¬†¬† ¬†
      • Peer-to-Peer Mode¬†¬† ¬†
      • Card Emulation Mode¬†¬† ¬†
  • Application Programming Interface:¬†¬† ¬†
    • Supports PC/SC¬†¬† ¬†
    • Supports CT-API (through wrapper on top of PC/SC)¬†¬† ¬†
  • Peripherals:¬†¬† ¬†
    • User-controllable bi-color LED¬†¬† ¬†
    • User-controllable buzzer¬†¬† ¬†
    • SAM Slot


Download ACR1252U Data Sheet 
ACS Unified PC/SC Driver Installer for Mac OSX ver

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