USB NFC Reader


  • FeliCa / Type A / Type B
  • Conforms to PC/SC 2.0

The RC-S380/S is an NFC capable reader which can be connected to a PC via USB port.
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.

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 / UK / Korea / Hong Kong / Vietnam / Thailand / Malaysia / Singapore / Philippines / Indonesia /
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 (optional)

Supports application development for ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B cards, as well as FeliCa cards / FeliCa-compatible devices.

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 (optional)

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 cards and FeliCa-compatible devices.

Product Specifications

Regulation requirements
  • Japan : No.: AC-12005
  • USA : FCC ID: AK8RCS380
  • Europe : CE RE(2014/53/EU)
  • UK : S.I. 2017 No.1206 (RE)
For details of other regulation requirements, please contact us.
Communication method Conforms to ISO/IEC 18092 (212 kbps / 424 kbps Passive communication mode)
Conforms to ISO/IEC 14443 (Type A / Type B)
Communication distance*1 Approx. 20 mm (distance from the external surface of the device)*2
Carrier frequency 13.56 MHz
Communication speed
(per card and device)
106 kbps*3, 212 kbps, 424 kbps*4
Compatible cards / devices*5
  • FeliCa Standard
  • FeliCa Lite
  • FeliCa Lite-S
  • FeliCa Link
  • FeliCa Plug/NFC Dynamic Tag
  • Smartphones incorporating a Mobile FeliCa IC chip
  • ISO/IEC 14443 Type A, ISO/IEC 14443 Type B
  • MIFARE Classic
  • MIFARE Ultralight / Ultralight C
  • MIFARE DESFire / DESFire EV1
  • MIFARE Plus
  • SmartMX
  • Jewel / Topaz
API PC/SC Ver. 2.0, FeliCa library
External interface USB (full-speed)
Operating temperature*6 / humidity
(no condensation or frost)
5 ºC to 35 ºC / 10%RH to 90%RH
Storage temperature / humidity
(no condensation or frost)
-20 ºC to +60 ºC / 10%RH to 80%RH
Mass Approx. 36 g (excluding USB cable)
External dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 60 mm x 11 mm x 100 mm
Operating voltage, Consumption current DC5 V / MAX.200 mA during operation
Supplied accessories Instruction manual, WEEE mark instructions*7, cardholder, dedicated stand, USB cable (approx. 1 m long)

*1 The communication distance depends on the peripheral environment. Under ideal conditions, this value is unaffectedby electromagneticwavesor metallic substances.
*2 When the center points of both the card and this product are aligned.
*3 When using ISO/IEC 14443 Type A / Type B cards.
*4 The card and device being used must correspond to 424 kbps communication.
*5 Successful operation is not guaranteed with all compatible cards and devices.
*6 The ideal temperature for successful operation.
*7 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 package [Free-of-charge] NFC Port Software

(Ver. / 46MB / February 21, 2024)


Operational Environments

  • 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)
  • 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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