Impinj RS1000 RAIN RFID Reader Module



Impinj RS1000 RAIN RFID Reader Module

The Impinj RS1000 is a turnkey embedded RAIN RFID reader module based on the market-leading Impinj R2000 reader chip. This reader module requires no external components, is fully tested, and meets regulatory requirements. It comes in a surface mount package designed to work as a SMT (surface mount technology) compatible component in a standard PCB manufacturing process, which eliminates costly mechanical hardware, RF cables, and human assembly that are typically required with embedded readers on the market today. The Impinj RS1000 is ideal for embedded applications requiring vicinity reads of moderate tag populations, enabling a diverse range of connectivity devices such as POS terminals, handheld readers, tablets, smart kiosks, and shelf readers.

NOTE: This product is a reader module – NOT a finished RFID reader – and is meant for OEM and developers to embed into products or to be used in the creation of a new finished reader. If you are interested in an existing finished reader product, check out our line of finished Impinj readers.

Product Overview  Impinj RS1000 RAIN RFID Reader Module


Data Sheet  Impinj RS1000 RAIN RFID Reader Module


What's included?

  • Impinj RS1000 RAIN RFID Reader Module Unit

Why buy this module?

The Impinj RS1000 is a completely integrated RAIN RFID reader module that can easily be added to an embedded system, requiring only connections to a power source, digital communication with a host, and an antenna. The Impinj RS1000 builds on the Impinj RS500 capabilities with increased read/write performance in the same small package. Existing Impinj RS500 users will be able to quickly offer higher performance with their existing hardware due to Impinj RS1000's drop-in compatibility. 


  • Turnkey RAIN RFID reader solution for easy development.
  • Up to 6 meter read range for moderate tag populations.
  • Single mono-static RF port.
  • UART host interface with IRI (Impinj Radio Interface) API.
  • Pin-for-pin compatibility with Impinj RS500 module.
  • FCC and Canada certified and tested.

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
RAIN RFID (EPCglobal UHF Class 1 Gen 2 / ISO 18000-63) – supports dense reader mode (DRM)
Operating Frequency:
902-928 MHz (see data sheet for regional support)
Transmit Power:
+10 to +27 dBm
Max Receive Sensitivity:
-75 dBm
Max Read Distance:
Up to 6 m (19.7 ft)
Max Read Rate:
230 tags per second
Data Interface:
UART configurable up to 921.6 kbaud
Four bidirectional ports
Power Source:
DC, 3.6 to 5.25 volts
Antenna Ports:
Single mono-static RF port
29 x 32 mm (1.1 x 1.3 in)
0.012 kg (0.026 lb)
IP Rating:
Not published
Operating Temperature:
-20 to +70 °C (-4° to +158°F)
Host API:
IRI (Impinj Radio Interface) API
Demo Software:
Impinj Tool Kit and sample code