USB NFC Reader


  • FeliCa / Type A / Type B
  • Compatible with Windows® Embedded
  • Conforms to PC/SC 2.0

The RC-S380/S product is capable of communicating both with devices that conform to the NFC Forum specifications and with various contactless IC cards, including FeliCa™ and ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B.
This product can be used in Windows® thin client terminals and fat client terminals.


Available for various contactless IC Cards

Read/Write capability with FeliCa card / FeliCa-compatible devices and ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B cards.

Compatible with Windows® Embedded

Compatible with Windows® Embedded Standard 7 SP1, Windows® Embedded POS Ready 7, and Windows® Embedded 8.1 Industry.

Conforms to PC/SC 2.0 specification

PC/SC interface for applications is provided to access FeliCa cards and ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B cards.

Supports major virtualization systems for secure thin client environments

Suitable for terminal login authentication, etc., using IC cards in major virtualization systems to realize secure thin client environments.
For details of environments, refer to the thin client environments.

Compliant with various countries’ / areas’ radio law

RC-S380/S is compliant with radio law in the following countries and areas:
USA / Canada / EU / Korea / Taiwan / Hong Kong / Vietnam / Thailand / Malaysia / Singapore / Philippines / Indonesia /
Saudi Arabia / Brazil / China (China model only) / Japan.

Application Development Environments

The following Software Development Kit (SDK) lineup supports the development of application software for various operating systems to control the reader:

"SDK for NFC Lite" for Windows OS

Supports application development for ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B cards, as well as FeliCa cards / FeliCa-compatible devices and Mobile Wallet Phones (Osaifu-Keitai) .

"SDK for NFC Starter Kit" for Windows OS

This free of charge SDK for browsing and evaluation provides a part of function of "SDK for NFC Lite"

"SDK for NFC <Reference Implementation>" for embedded devices

For other widely-adopted operating systems, such as Linux, reference source code with transplantable C language is provided to develop applications for ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B cards, as well as FeliCa card / FeliCa-compatible devices and Mobile Wallet Phones.

Product Specifications

Regulation requirements ・Japan : No.: AC-12005
・Canada : IC Certification No.: 409B-RCS380
・Europe : CE R&TTE(1999/5/EC)
For details of other regulation requirements, please contact us.
Communication method Compliant with ISO/IEC 18092 (212 kbps / 424 kbps Passive communication mode)
Compliant with ISO/IEC 14443 (Type A / Type B)
Communication distance*1 Approx. 5 mm (distance from the external surface of the device)
Carrier frequency
(per card/device)
13.56 MHz
Communication speed
(per card and device)
106 kbps*2, 212 kbps, 424 kbps*3
Compatible cards / devices*4 ・FeliCa Standard
・FeliCa Lite
・FeliCa Lite-S
・FeliCa Link
・NFC Dynamic Tag (FeliCa Plug)
・Mobile FeliCa IC mobile phone
・ISO/IEC 14443 Type A, MIFARE, Type B
・MIFARE Classic
・MIFARE Ultralight / Ultralight C
・Jewel / Topaz
API PC/SC Ver. 2.0, FeliCa library
External interface USB (full-speed)
Operating temperature*5 / humidity
(no condensation or frost)
5 ºC to 35 ºC / 10% to 90%
Storage temperature / humidity
(no condensation or frost)
-20 ºC to +60 ºC / 10% to 80%
Mass Approx. 36 g (excluding USB cable)
External dimensions (W x H x D) in mm Approx. 60 x 11 x 100
Operation voltage, Consumption current DC 5V Max. 200 mA during operation
Supplied accessories Instruction manual, WEEE mark instructions*6, cardholder, dedicated stand, USB cable (approx. 1 m long)

*1 Typical value. The communications distance depends on the peripheral environment. Under ideal conditions, this value is unaffected by electromagnetic waves or metallic substances.
*2 If ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B cards are used.
*3 The card and device being used must correspond to 424 kbps communication.
*4 Successful operation is not guaranteed with all compatible cards and devices.
*5 The ideal temperature for successful operation.
*6 Not included in the Chinese model.

Note: Before purchasing this product, please make sure it complies with technical standards, regulations, etc. regarding safety standards of Electricity Act, etc. in your country and region.

Driver Software

Driver software for RC-S380/S (Free-of-charge)

Driver software package NFC Port Software

(Version. / 33MB / July. 20. 2016)


Utility Software

Utility software for NFC Tags (Free of charge)

Application to record URL data in the device that conforms to NFC Forum Type 2, 3, 4 Tag format.

NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) Writer

(Version. / 470KB / May. 31. 2013)


・ This is a sample application, and not covered by our support service.
・ Adobe AIR Runtime must be installed to execute this application.
Please download latest version of Adobe AIR Runtime from Adobe website below.

Operational Environments

Operating system ・Windows® 10 Home 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 10 Pro 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 10 Enterprise 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 10 Education 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 8.1 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 8.1 Pro 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 8.1 Enterprise 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 7 Starter SP1 32 bit (x86)
・Windows® 7 Home Basic SP1 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 7 Professional SP1 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 7 Enterprise SP1 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows Vista® Home Basic SP2 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows Vista® Home Premium SP2 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows Vista® Business SP2 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows Vista® Enterprise SP2 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows Vista® Ultimate SP2 32 bit (x86) / 64 bit (x64)
・Windows® Embedded Standard 7 SP1
・Windows® Embedded POS Ready 7
・Windows® Embedded 8.1 Industry

・Please use the latest version of Internet Explorer that is compatible with the operating systems listed above as your web browser.
・If using a 64-bit operating system, this product is usable only with the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer.
・Successful operation is not guaranteed in all PCs using the recommended operating systems.
・The performance of this product depends on the specific combination of hardware and software used, even if the conditions in the previous table are satisfied.

If this product is placed on a metal surface, there is a chance that it operates improperly, such as being unable to communicate with the card.
Therefore, it is recommended to use the device while remaining at least a few centimeters away from metal items such as desks and cabinets and,
preferably, using the dedicated stand included with this product.

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