ThingMagic Nano Embedded RFID Reader Module Developer Kit



ThingMagic Nano Embedded RFID Module Developer Kit

The ThingMagic Nano Developer Kit allows you to utilize the wide RF output range (0 dBm to +27 dBm) of the Nano, a feature that is important for the read/write requirements for RFID-enabled printers and tag commissioning stations. It features a surface mount package designed for the efficiency of SMT manufacturing, driving down the total cost for embedding RFID in volume applications, including handheld devices, consumables authentication, device configuration and access control. This developer kit is the perfect way to make the most of your M6e-Nano reader module.

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 Nano Embedded RFID Module Developer Kit


Module Comparison  ThingMagic Nano Embedded RFID Module Developer Kit


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What's included?

  • M6e-Nano Embedded RFID Module Unit
  • Test Chassis Unit
  • 6 ft RP-TNC to RP-TNC Antenna Cable
  • USB Cable
  • 9V AC Power Adapter + Plug Adapter Kit (US, UK, EU, AU)
  • Antenna Unit (7.5 in 7 dBiC patch antenna)
  • Packet of Sample Tags
  • Mercury API
  • Full Schematics

Why buy this module?

The ThingMagic Nano embedded RFID module saves space, battery power, and money; it is small enough to fit just about anywhere, has low power consumption, and features a surface mount package to drive down the total embedding cost. It does all of this without sacrificing any flexibility or power as it is extremely portable, has a wide RF output range, and is designed to be used in high volume applications. When you need to build a reader with a tiny, effective module, look no further.

The associated reader module enables you to build a reader with serial and USB interfaces to support both board-to-board and board-to-host connectivity. The module development kit gives you everything you need to connect to a PC and start reading tags. The Mercury API is loaded on your host processor so you can write software to control the module in the DevKit chassis. The Mercury API supports the entire line of ThingMagic finished readers and embedded RFID modules.

Full schematics of the DevKit are available to support building of your own application-specific reader. The Universal Reader Assistant reduces complexity for novice users but still allows for low-level control for advanced developers by enabling testing and tuning of reader settings, antennas, and tags for your workflow.


  • Can support a monostatic antenna through board-edge connection
  • Small size, barely larger than a quarter
  • Separate read and write levels, command adjustable
  • High tag read rate

Product Details

Air Interface Protocol:
EPCglobal Gen 2 (18000-6C)
Operating Frequency:
Global (see data sheet for more info)
Transmit Power:
0 to +27 dBm
Max Receive Sensitivity:
Not Published
Max Receive Distance:
Over 3 m (10 ft)
Max Read Rate:
Up to 200 tags/second
Data Interface:
Four 3.3V bidirectional ports
Power Source:
DC 3.3 to 5.25 V
Antenna Ports:
1 RP-TNC Female (on chassis)
22 x 26 x 3.0 mm (0.87 x 1.02 x 0.118 in)
0.454 kg (1 lb)
IP Rating:
Not Published
Operating Temperature:
-20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)
Host API:
C#/.NET, Java, C
Demo Software:
Not Published