The M5e-Compact®, from ThingMagic, is an embeddable RFID engine for printers, handheld readers, and other portable RFID applications. ThingMagic’s M5e-Compact was specifically designed for mobile, portable, and handheld RFID applications. The M5e-Compact is ideal for applications that require economy of power and space. Utilizing ThingMagic’s Mercury OS software and providing a transmit power of +23dBm (200mW), the M5e-Compact provides state of the art performance. The M5e-Compact is EPCglobal Generation 2 DRM compliant, and is optimized for Generation 2 RFID tags. The embedded reader also combines multi-region capability into a single module, enabling immediate, locally compliant deployment of any M5e-Compact in North America, South America (countries adopting the FCC frequency plan), Europe (including TG34), South Korea, Japan and China.
Based on the Mercury5e embedded reader module, the ThingMagic M5e-Compact consumes one third of the power and is half the size (56 mm L x 36 mm W x 5 mm H) of the Mercury5e, enabling a variety of RFID applications for asset tracking, warehouse and inventory management, location awareness, and other use-cases that require a powerful, customizable, yet very small RFID reader solution. The M5e-Compact utilizes the Intel RFID Transceiver R1000 chip, which integrates multiple components into an integrated RFID circuit, and enables digital signal processing and analog data processing on the same chip.
The ThingMagic M5e-Compact is available with a development kit that enables customers to quickly create testing and use environments for Generation 2 RFID tags (samples provided). This allows PCs to read and write RFID tag data, enables users to monitor the operation of the M5e-Compact control utility, and permits developers to reuse code contained in the utility, to optimize specific applications.
ThingMagic M5e-Compact modules and development kits are available now on an OEM basis to manufacturers of label makers, print and apply machines, and other embedded, mobile and handheld RFID devices.