ThingMagic M2 (HF) RFID Reader Module Evaluation Kit



*Formerly sold under the brand SkyeTek. This is the same great reader module development kit - just with a new name.*

ThingMagic M2 (HF) RFID Reader Module Evaluation Kit

The ThingMagic M2 (HF) RFID Reader Module Evaluation Kit is for customers who are just starting to test integration of RFID as a feature in their products. The ThingMagic M2 evaluation kit provides all the hardware and software components needed to get started.

The ThingMagic M2 is the industry’s most secure multi-protocol embedded HF RFID reader module for OEMs and was designed specifically for encrypted authentication across a range of vertical markets. Based on the same security standards used by the U.S. Department of Defense and financial sector, the ThingMagic M2 provides rich HF tag/protocol support and optimal performance for RFID embedded applications.

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 M2 (HF) RFID Reader Module Evaluation Kit


What's included?

  • ThingMagic M2 (HF) RFID Reader Module (MH Form Factor)
  • SkyeWare 4 Demo Software available via Download
  • SkyePlus HF Antenna for M2
  • Power Supply, 6V, 18W
  • 12" SMA to MMCX Cable
  • Serial Cable
  • USB Cable A-B Male 1M 2.0 Version
  • SkyePlus Interface Board - High Power
  • M2 Tag Kit

Why buy this evaluation kit?

The ThingMagic M2 (HF) RFID Reader Module Evaluation Kit was created specifically for several applications that share common requirements for tag support, protocol, performance, and security. The M2 is an optimal solution for product authentication and anti-counterfeiting, handheld reading/encoding, inventory management, patron management, asset tracking, and printing/encoding applications.


  • Minuscule footprint – 49% smaller than a business card.
  • Greatest tag compatibility with Tagnostic and TagIQ.
  • Minimal power consumption and maximum read range.
  • Software adjustable host interfaces: UART (TTL), SPI, USB, I2C.
  • 7 general purpose I/O pins.
  • Peripheral devices for encryption algorithms and key storage.
  • Simple and intuitive API.
  • Cost-effective and highly scalable.

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
ISO 14443 A/B (parts 2-4), ISO 15693
Operating Frequency:
13.56 MHz
Transmit Power:
200 mw
Max Receive Sensitivity:
Not published
Max Read Distance:
Up to 8 cm (proximity), Up to 16 cm (vicinity)
Max Read Rate:
Not published
Data Interface:
7 inputs/outputs
Power Source:
DC: 3.5 to 5.5 V
Antenna Ports:
Single 50 Ohm connection
70 x 53 x 9 mm (2.75 x 2.08 x 0.35 in)
0.01 kg (0.02 lbs)
IP Rating:
Not published
Operating Temperature:
-10° to 70°C (14° to 158°F)
Host API:
SkyeTek API C, C #, .NET
Demo Software:
SkyeWare 4 Demo Software (Downloadable)