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USB EM4100 RFID Card Reader Module (without tags)

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PARALLAX INC.
Jameco Part no. 2109464
Manufacturer PARALLAX INC.
Manufacturer no. 28340
  RoHS compliant
   NCNR (Non-Cancelable, Non Returnable)
Catalog 121 , page 178
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USB EM4100 RFID Card Reader Module (without tags)

The RFID Reader Module USB can be used in a wide variety of hobbyist and commercial applications, including access control, automatic identification, navigation, inventory tracking and payment systems.

There are a variety of transponder tags that come in different packages. Each tag has a specific range that is within 10% of the given distance for each type of tag. The reason for the 10% is due to environmental conditions and RFID modules. (This item is the module only and does not include RFID tags, see compatible tags below. The Serial RFID Card Reader Module with 4 Tag sampler pack is also available.)

Features

  • Low-cost method for reading passive RFID EM4100 family transponder tags
  • 2400 baud serial interface through USB virtual COM port
  • Enable input allows module to be enabled/disabled by software
  • Bi-color LED for visual indication of status
  • Easy USB connection to PC
  • Powered by USB (no external power required)

    Application Ideas

  • Access Control
  • Inventory Control
  • Navigation

    Notes:

  • No tags are included with the RFID Reader Module USB.
  • Note: A USB-A to Mini-B cable is required for connection to the PC.
  • There are a variety of transponder tags that come in different packages. Each tag has a specific range that is within 10% of the given distance for each type of tag. The reason for the 10% is due to environmental conditions and RFID modules.

    Specifications

  • Reads 125 kHz Tags, EM41000 Family
  • Power requirements: 5 VDC (powered by USB port)
  • Communication: 2400 bps serial through virtual COM port
  • Dimensions: 2.45" W x 3.25" H (62.2mm W x 82.5mm)
  • Operating temp range: +32°F to +158°F (0°C to +70°C)

    Compatible with the following tags:

  • 54x85mm Rectangle Tag (#28141) ISO Card: 6.3cm (2.5") ±10%
  • 30mm Round Epoxy Disc RFID Tag (#28448)
  • RFID Blue Eye Key Fob Tag - (#28161) (Range: ~5 cm)

    Downloads & Resources

  • Open Communication - RFID (Nuts & Volts Article)
  • RFID Card Reader Documentation
  • EDN Article: RFID in Embedded Designs: You Move
  • RFID and Text-to-Speech Modules Video Podcast
  • RFID Reader Software for Windows (by SavageCircuits)
  • C# Test Application for the USB RFID Reader [by wb9coy]



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