M5e-Compact

The M5e-Compact is the smallest ThingMagic Mercury embedded UHF RFID reader - about the same size as a compact flash card. This RFID reader module is ideal for adding UHF RFID read/write capabilities to battery-powered mobile printers and hand-held readers, where small size and low power consumption are essential and where the higher RF power and advanced anti-jamming capabilities of the Mercury5e module are not required.

Features of the Mercury5e-Compact RFID reader module include:

  • Support for EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) tag protocol with anti-collision, and DRM capabilities
  • One antenna port supporting a monostatic antenna
  • Independently settable read and write transmit level, adjustable from 10 dBm to 23 dBm with an accuracy of +/- 1 dBm
  • Support for full 860 to 960 MHz UHF RFID carrier frequency range to accommodate worldwide regulations
  • Certifiable for operation in countries adopting FCC, ETSI and Korean regulatory specifications (others pending)
  • TTL level asynchronous data interface supporting speeds up to 921.6 kbps
  • Operating temperature range of -20 C to +60 C
  • Maximum tag read rate of over 200 tags per second
  • Maximum tag read distance of over 20 feet (6 m) with 12 dBi antenna
  • 4 GPIO lines controlled through data interface

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