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ThingMagic Micro-LTE (M6e-Micro) - 2-Port UHF RFID Module

World-Class UHF RFID Engine

ThingMagic Micro-LTE (M6e-Micro) - 2-Port UHF RFID Module
Key Features
2-Port UHF RFID Module
Multiprotocol support
Up to 30 dBm RF power
Support for full 860 to 960 MHz UHF RFID
Max tag read rate of 50 tags per second
Maximum tag read distance of over 30 feet (9 m)
-20 C to +60 C temperature operation

Introduction

The Micro-LTE is designed to meet the demands of high performance RFID handheld, mobile, and stationary readers and is optimized for applications that require reading small tag populations. This embedded UHF RFID Reader offers two antenna ports and supports the ability to transmit up to +30 dBm for demanding applications. The edge connections for signals, power, and RF allow the module to be soldered directly to a motherboard as a standard component. The on-board connectors allow the module to be mated to a motherboard as an add-on option.

MERCURY Dev Kit

The Mercury DevKit for ThingMagic UHF RFID modules contains all the components necessary to begin reading and writing RFID tags and developing RFID-enabled applications. A powerful application programming interface (MercuryAPI) provides code examples, a graphical read-write demo program, and delivers a consistent programmatic interface for development with all ThingMagic fixed and embedded reader products

Development Kits are module specific. Individual DevKits must be purchased for each ThingMagic module type. A single module is included with each DevKit purchase.

Specification

RFID Specifications

RFID Protocol SupportEPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) with DRM
ISO 18000-6B (optional)
IP-X (optional)
Max Tag Read Rate50 tags/second
Max Tag Read DistanceOver 30 feet (9 m) with 6 dBi antenna (36 dBm EIRP)
Antenna ConnectorTwo 50 Ohm connections (board-edge or U.FL) supporting two monostatic antennas
RF Power OutputSeparate read and write levels, commanded adjustable from -5 dBm to 30 dBm in 0.5 dB steps, accurate to +/- 1 dBm3
Regulatory/FrequencyPre-configured for the following regions:
FCC (NA, SA), ETSI (EU, India)
TRAI (India)
KCC (Korea)
ACMA (Australia)
SRPC-MII (P.R. China)
MIC (Japan)
‘Open’ (Customizable) 865-868 MHz and 902-928 MHz
Connector28 board-edge connections or Molex low profile connector (53748-0208) providing DC power, communication, control and GPIO signals
SignalingUART with 3.3/5V logic levels from 9600 to 921,600 bps; USB 2.0 full speed device port (up to 12 Mbps)
GPIO Sensors and IndicatorsTwo 3.3V bidirectional ports configurable as input (sensor) ports or output (indicator) ports
API SupportC, C# (.NET), Java

General

ElectricalDC Voltage: 3.5 to 5.25 V
DC power consumption @ RF level:
• 5.5 W @ +30 dBm
• 3.5 W @ +27 dBm
• 2.5 W @ +23 dBm
• 2.0 W @ 0 dBm

Idle DC power consumption:
• 0.25 W in fast-response idle mode
• 0.07 W in ready mode
• 0.05 W in standby mode
Mechanical46 mm L x 26 mm W x 4.0 mm H (1.8 in L x 1.0 in W x 0.16 in H)
SoftwareRefer to the ThingMagic Mercury API page for further information
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -20C to +60C
Temperature range (storage): -40C to +85C
VibrationSurvives 1 meter drop during handling
ShockSurvives 1 meter drop during handling
Warranty1 Year
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardM6E-MICRO Micro-LTE (M6E-MICRO) - North America, Europe, Mainland China
AccessoriesM6E-MICRO-DEVKIT Micro-LTE (M6E-MICRO) - Development Kit (North/South America, EU, IN, KR, PRC)

Antennas (Cables are not included unless noted)
ANT-NA-2CO Bi-Static Indoor/Outdoor 902-928Mhz (FCC)
ANT-NA-A5 Astra External Antenna - Wideband (contains 6 ft cable)
ANT-WB-12-2043 12" Monostatic Wideband (RTNC) RoHS
ANT-WB-6-2025 7.5" Monostatic Wideband (RTNC) RoHS
ANT-NB-7-2031 7.5" TLNK, Monostatic 902-928MHZ, (FCC)
ANT-NA-9025 Cushcraft S-9025 Antenna 902-928MHZ (FCC)

Cables:
CBL-P6 6' RTNC to RTNC Cable
CBL-P12 12' RTNC to RTNC Cable
CBL-P20 20' RTNC to RTNC Cable
CBL-P20-PL 20' RTNC to RTNC Plenum Cable
CBL-P25 25' RTNC to RTNC Cable
CBL-A20-PL 20' Astra Antenna Extension Cable (Male-to-Female RTNC, Plenum Rated)
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