ThingMagic M1-Mini Shielded (HF) Embedded RFID Reader Module



ThingMagic M1-Mini Shielded (HF) Embedded RFID Reader Module

The ThingMagic® M1-Mini Embedded HF RFID Reader for OEM designers is the world’s smallest, self-contained embedded HF RFID reader. This reader enables the capability of any industrial or medical portable device to read and write to ISO 15693 tags. The M1-Mini’s transponder reads at a high-frequency, 13.56 MHz, with an effective range of 3.5 to 5.0 cm with the option to extend its read range by attaching to a 50-ohm external antenna. Further, the module has a customizable power scheme to improve power efficiency in battery-operated devices, controlled by configuring the on-board power regulator between 3.2 and 6 V, and by using the Start-Up command and Sleep Mode, which sets current as low as 50 μA. Three host interfaces are available for maximum flexibility: UART (TTL) adjustable baud rate of 4800–57600 bps, I2C ranged up to 400 kHz, and SPI ranged up to 3 MHz. 

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 ThingMagic readers.

Data Sheet ThingMagic M1-Mini Shielded (HF) Embedded RFID Reader Module 


What's included?

  • ThingMagic M1-Mini Shielded (HF) Embedded RFID Reader Module Unit

Why buy this module?

Boasting a tiny form factor, the ThingMagic M1-Mini Shielded (HF) Embedded RFID Reader is the smallest RFID reader module on the market. This reader is designed to enable any device with RFID reader technology at a power efficient, high-performance frequency for OEM. 


  • Smallest HF reader on the market.
  • Designed for rapid, seamless integration. 
  • Easy to embed in devices for fast integration.
  • Expanded range with attachable antenna.
  • Configurable power scheme.
  • Low power consumption. 
  • Reads wide variety of tags. 
  • Software adjustable host interfaces: UART (TTL), SPI, I2C.
  • Simple and intuitive API.
  • Common applications:
    • Medical equipment for healthcare & pharmaceutical industries
    • Industrial equipment
    • Kiosks and vending machines
    • Mobile devices, including printers, handhelds, and sensor networks

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
ISO 15693
Operating Frequency:
13.56 MHz
Transmit Power:
Minimum 20 mw, Maximum 63 mw
Max Receive Sensitivity:
Not published
Max Read Distance:
Up to 5 cm
Max Read Rate:
Not Published
Data Interface:
Not Published
Power Source:
3.2 to 6 V
Antenna Ports:
Internal or External 50 ohm Port
25.4 mm x 3 mm (1 x 0.11 in)
0.0015 kg (0.0033 lbs)
IP Rating:
Not published
Operating Temperature:
-10 ºC to +70 ºC (-14 ºF to +158 ºF)
Host API:
SkyeWare API C, C #, .NET
Demo Software:
SkyeWare Demo Software (Downloadable)