ThingMagic Micro Embedded RFID Reader Module

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ThingMagic Micro Embedded RFID Module

The Micro is designed to meet the demands of high performance RFID handheld, mobile, and stationary readers. This embedded UHF RFID Reader offers two antenna ports and supports the ability to transmit up to +30 dBm for demanding applications. The edge connections for signals, power, and RF allow the module to be soldered directly to a motherboard as a standard component. The on-board connectors allow the module to be mated to a motherboard as an add-on option.

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.

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What's included?

  • M6e-M Micro Embedded RFID Module Unit

Why buy this module?

This low cost reader module enables you to build a reader with the perfect balance between convenient size, flexibility of use, and raw RF power. This unit can be soldered directly onto a motherboard as well be used with on-board connectors to allow the module to be simply mated to a motherboard.


  • Support for two monostatic RF antennas.
  • 28 solder-down, board-edge connections or Molex low profile connector.
  • Separate read and write levels, command adjustable.
  • UART and USB 2.0 control/data interfaces.

Optional Supported Protocols

The protocols below can be added to each reader at an additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  • ISO18000-6B
  • IP-X 64, 128

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol - Standard:
EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) with DRM
Air Interface Protocol - Additional:
ISO18000-6B, IP-X 64, 128 & AEI ATA are available through additional license
Operating Frequency:
Global (see data sheet for more info)
Transmit Power:
-5 to +30 dBm
Max Receive Sensitivity:
Not Published
Max Read Distance:
Over 9 m (30 ft)
Max Read Rate:
Up to 750 tags/second
Data Interface:
UART 3.3/5V; USB 2.0
Two 3.3V bidirectional ports
Power Source:
DC: 3.5 to 5.25V
Antenna Ports:
Two 50 Ohm connections
46 x 26 x 4.0 mm (1.8 x 1.0 x 0.16 in)
0.008 kg (0.018 lbs)
IP Rating:
Not Published
Operating Temperature:
-20° to +60°C (-4° to +140°F)
Host API:
C#/.NET, Java, C
Demo Software:
Not Published