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ThingMagic Mercury®xPRESS Platform - Embedded RFID Platform

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Introduction

The Mercury xPRESS Platform includes hardware, software and documentation to enable rapid development of low cost, high performance application specific RFID readers and embedded solutions based on the ThingMagic® Mercury6e Series of UHF RFID Modules. The platform combines ThingMagic’s embedded RFID technology with a microcontroller and wide range of transport interfaces. This hardware platform is supported by an SDK built on the ThingMagic Mercury C API. To support ongoing innovation, integrated development tools, device drivers, and application software will be enhanced with regular future releases that expand capabilities and enable development of a wider range of end products.

Specification

RFID Specifications

HardwareMicrocontroller based motherboard with integrated RFID module
Universal AC power adapter
Antenna adapter cable
USB cables (2)
Quickstart Guide: details links to access hardware and software reference design files
SignalingUSB Control/Data Interfaces:
• USB 2.0 Micro-B jack for debugging
• USB OTG Micro-AB jack for control and communication
• USB 2.0 Mini-B jack for direct access to module USB interface

MCU break-out Interfaces:
• 10-pin J-Tag connector for firmware upgrade and debug
• Two 51-pin Hirose DF9 series communication interface connectors
• 40-pin test connector

Power Interfaces:
• Co-axial 5V input jack
• Two-pin Li-ion jack - JST PH2 type
• Three-pin Li-ion jack - JST PH3 type

Standard Accessory Interfaces:
• Two 20-pin xBee connectors for transport interface modules
• Micro-SD card connector (future use)

Push-button Controls:
• On/Off switch
• Reset switch
• User-programmable switch
GPIO Sensors and IndicatorsLED Indicators:
• Power LED (Red)
• Battery Status LED (Green)
• User-programmable LEDs (Blue, Yellow, Green)
API SupportxPRESS SDK:
• Debug console for error logs and monitoring
• Built on Mercury C API with FreeRTOS
• Uses standard GCC tool chain
• Uses Atmel Software Framework
• Uses standard open source tools
• Supports M6e, Micro and Micro-LTE modules
• Includes sample applications with common use case
OtherOperating System: FreeRTOS
Processor: ATMEL AT91SAM3A8C

Software Development Tools (downloadable):
• xPRESS SDK
• Sample applications (Keyboard Wedge sample application is pre-loaded into memory

Hardware Development Tools (downloadable):
• Schmatic diagrams
• Layout files
• Gerber files
• Bills of material
• Component data sheets

General

Electrical5V powered
Mechanical114.3 mm L x 152.4 mm W x 25.4 mm H (4.5 in L x 6.0 in W x 1 in H)
SoftwareRefer to the ThingMagic Mercury API page for further information
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -20 °C to +60 °C
Temperature range (storage): -540°C to + 85°C
Warranty1 Year
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardXP6e xPRESS development platform with M6e RFID module
XP6e-M xPRESS development platform with Micro RFID module
XP6e-Micro xPRESS development platform with Micro-LTE RFID module
AccessoriesXP-BT xPRESS Platform plug-in Bluetooth interface module (optional)
XP-GPS xPRESS Platform plug-in GPS interface module (optional)
XP-WIFI xPRESS Platform plug-in WiFi interface module (optional)
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