Documentation, Firmware & Software Tools

 

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MercuryAPI SDK

 C   Java   Dot Net

Documentation Description Release Date Size
Mercury API v1.27.3 Programmers Guide Programmers Guide for v.1.27.3 of the MercuryAPI. UPDATE IN PROGRESS March 2016 600 kB
Autonomous Configuration Tool v1.2 User Guide. User Guide for the Autonomous Configuration Tool. A utility to enable autonomous operation on M6e, Micro, and Nano modules. UPDATE IN PROGRESS March 2016 403 kB

 

Software Description Release Date Size
Mercury API SDK v1.29.2 Cross-product software development kit. Supports application development in C, .NET and Java for all ThingMagic products. Nov 2016 91 MB
MercuryAPI v1.29.2 Release Notes Release notes for v.1.29.2 of the MercuryAPI. Nov 2016 385 kB
Autonomous Configuration Tool SDK v1.2.1 from API 1.29.2 Software package containing the Autonomous Configuration Tool and sample code for handling streaming tag data. Please read the Autonomous Configuration Tool User Guide before using. Nov 2016 12.7 MB
LLRP Extensions for LLRP Commander v4.19.2 Software package containing the extensions needed to fully control an M6, Astra-EX, or Sargas reader via the LLRP protocol, with documentation. Nov 2016 433 kB

 

Universal Reader Assistant Utility

 URA 

Documentation Description Release Date Size

Universal Reader Assistant 2.8 User Guide.

User Guide for v.2.8 of the Universal Reader Assistant. UPDATE IN PROGRESS March 2016 1.1 MB

 

Software Description Release Date Size
Universal Reader Assistant 3.2.1 from API 1.29.2
32-bit Installer
Cross-product demo tool. Built using the MercuryAPI. Source code is included in the MercuryAPI SDK. For 32-bit Windows. Nov 2016 4.4 MB
Universal Reader Assistant 3.2.1 from API 1.29.2
64-bit Installer
Cross-product demo tool. Built using the MercuryAPI. Source code is included in the MercuryAPI SDK. For 64-bit Windows Nov 2016 4.7 MB

 

Accessories

 URA 

Documentation Description Release Date Size

Table of Antenna Specifications

Table of Antenna Specifications v3 Sept 2016 27 kB

 

  

 

Mercury xPRESS Development Platform

 xPress Platform 

DocumentationDescriptionRelease DateSize
Mercury xPRESS Platform v1.7 Guide User Guide for xPRESS Platform v1.7 June 2015 11 MB

 

Hardware & Software FilesDescriptionRelease DateSize

Mercury xPRESS Platform SDK v1.7.1 

xPRESS software development kit including hardware drivers, sample application firmware projects and binaries. Requires password to download. Sept 2014 70 MB
xPRESS Platform v1.7.1 Release Notes Release Notes for v1.7 of the xPRESS Platform Sept 2014 137 kB
Mercury xPRESS Platform HW Distribution xPRESS hardware package containing schematics, layout files, gerber files, BOM, etc. for xPRESS development board. Requires password to download. Dec 2013 1.5 MB

   

 

ThingMagic Nano Module

 Nano 

 Documentation Description Release Date Size
ThingMagic Nano Design Guide ThingMagic Nano hardware, devkit and integration guide. UPDATE IN PROGRESS April 2016 6.5 MB
Addendum to ThingMagic Nano Design Guide Critical considerations when integrating the Nano module into a design. July 2016 453 kB

 

 Carrier Board Documentation Description Release Date Size
ThingMagic Nano Carrier PCB Design Files ThingMagic Nano example PCB design files: schematic, BOM, Fab spec, GERBER, etc. June 2015 1 MB
Advice for Carrier Board Layout Critical considerations when laying out landing pads for a Nano module. Oct 2016 610 kB
Advice for RF trace tuning Critical considerations when tuning RF waveguide traces on carrier boards. Oct 2016 436 kB

 

 Software Description Release Date Size
ThingMagic Nano Firmware v1.7.0 Current firmware release for the ThingMagic Nano modules Nov 2016 98 kB
ThingMagic Nano Firmware Release Notes for version 1.7.0 Release notes for v.1.7.0 of the ThingMagic Nano firmware. SUMMARY ONLY; UPDATE IN PROGRESS Nov 2016 206 kB

 

 

Micro and Micro-LTE Modules

 Micro 

 Documentation Description Release Date Size
Micro Hardware Guide Micro hardware, devkit and integration guide. UPDATE IN PROGRESS Mar 2016 5.9 MB

 

 Carrier Board Documentation Description Release Date Size
ThingMagic Micro Carrier PCB Design Files ThingMagic Micro example Solder-down PCB design files: schematic, BOM, Fab spec, GERBER, etc. August 2016 690 kB
Advice for RF trace tuning Critical considerations when tuning RF waveguide traces on carrier boards. Oct 2016 436 kB

 

 Software Description Release Date Size
Micro Firmware v1.9.0 Current firmware release for the Micro and Micro LTE modules and the USBPro reader.  Nov 2016 186 kB
Micro Firmware Release Notes v1.9.0 Release notes for v.1.9.0 of the Micro firmware. SUMMARY ONLY; UPDATE IN PROGRESS Nov 2016 206 kB
Micro USB Driver Signed Micro Native USB Driver for Windows. Also used for USBPro reader. March 2016 6 kB

 

 

Mercury6e Modules

 M6e 

DocumentationDescriptionRelease DateSize
M6e Module Family Hardware Guide Mercury6e hardware, devkit and integration guide.UPDATE IN PROGRESS March 2016 3.3 MB

 

SoftwareDescriptionRelease DateSize
M6e Firmware v1.21.1 Current firmware release for M6e modules Nov 2016 184 kB
M6e Firmware Release Notes v1.21.1 Release notes for v.1.21.1 of the M6e firmware. SUMMARY ONLY; UPDATE IN PROGRESS Nov 2016 206 kB
M6e USB Driver Signed M6e Native USB Driver for Windows March 2016 6 kB

 

 

Mercury5e & 5e-Compact Modules

 M5e   M5e-C 

DocumentationDescriptionRelease DateSize
M5e-Family Developers Guide M5e-Family hardware and low level serial protocol developer’s guide. Jan 2012 1.6 MB
M5e Accessory Hardware Guide User Guide for M5e power/interface and multiplexer accessory boards. Oct 2009 1.4 MB

 

SoftwareDescriptionRelease DateSize
M5e-Family Firmware v1.7.2 Current firmware release for M5e family modules and USB Plus+ and Vega Readers. Nov 2014 100 kB
Mercury5e Family Release Notes v1.7.2 Release notes for v.1.7.2 of the M5e firmware. Nov 2014 218 kB
Arbser Utility and Source Code M5e serial protocol command line tool and its source code. May 2009 59 kB

 

 

Sargas Reader

 Sargas 

DocumentationDescriptionRelease DateSize
Sargas User Guide Sargas hardware installation and user guide, Rev F. Nov 2016 1.1 MB
Sargas Getting Started Guide Sargas getting started guide (included with reader). July 2016 328 kB
Schematic Diagram for Sargas GPIO Circuitry Internal schematic for circuitry that connects to GPIO interface. Oct 2016 320 kB
Application Note for Sargas On-reader Programming Instructions for preparing Sargas for on-reader Programming, setting up the development environment, and transferring completed application to other readers. (Version 2) Aug 2016 377 kB

 

SoftwareDescriptionRelease DateSize
Sargas Firmware v5.1.3 Current firmware release for Sargas finished readers. Nov 2016 19 MB
Sargas Release Notes v5.1.3 Release notes for version 5.1.3 Sargas firmware. Includes upgrade instructions and summary of differences between Sargas and M6 reader operation. Nov 2016 317 kB
Linux Upgrade Files for Sargas Upgrade files necessary for Sargas to support on-reader programming - now incorporated into firmware release 5.1.3. See On-reader Programming App Note. Aug 2016 350 kB

 

 

Mercury6 and Astra-EX Readers

 Mercury 6   Astra-EX 

DocumentationDescriptionRelease DateSize
M6 and Astra-EX User Guide Mercury6 and Astra-EX hardware installation and user guide. Nov 2013 1 MB
Schematic Diagram for M6 and Astra-EX GPIO Circuitry Internal schematic for circuitry that connects to GPIO interface. Oct 2016 650 kB

 

SoftwareDescriptionRelease DateSize
M6 and Astra-EX Firmware v4.19.3 Current firmware release for M6 and Astra-EX finished readers. Mar 2015 12 MB
M6 and Astra-EX Release Notes v4.19.3 Release notes for v.4.19.3 of the M6 and Astra-EX firmware. Mar 2015 92 kB
M6 OnReader Cross-Compiler Cross compiler toolchain required to build MercuryAPI C applications for on-reader operation. Nov 2011 57 MB

 

 

USBPro and USB Plus+ and Vega Readers

 USB-Pro  &nbspUSB-Plus   Vega

DocumentationDescriptionRelease DateSize
USB Pro Reader Guide USB Pro Reader installation and user guide. Uses Micro firmware and Micro USB Driver. Feb 2016 1.6 MB
USB Plus+ Reader Guide USB Plus+ Reader installation and user guide. Uses M5e firmware and USB Driver from FTDI. July 2013 822 kB
Vega User Guide Vega Reader installation and user guide. Uses M5e firmware. Jan 2012 316 kB

  

 

Nomad RFID Reader Accessory

 Nomad Accy 

DocumentationDescriptionRelease DateSize
Nomad RFID Reader Setup Guide  Nomad RFID accessory installation and user guide. Aug 2012 14 MB
Nomad RFID Reader Design Guide  Nomad RFID application developer design guide. Aug 2012 132 kB
RFID Tag Sample Kit Reference Guide  Description of tags included in Nomad tag sample kit. July 2012 100 kB

 

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