GAO Tek’s Durable Indoor/Outdoor UHF RFID Reader

This UHF RFID reader utilizes a local personal computer.





This UHF RFID reader is built around the award winning, high performance M5e UHF RFID reader module. It utilizes a local personal computer (not included) to provide command and control via its RS-232 serial interface. This RFID reader meets the harsh environments operating standards required for use in trucks and automobiles. It is ideal for deployment in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications.

Technical Specifications

Ordering Information
Reader SR-5E, SR-5E-EU
Development kit SR-5E-DEVKIT, SR-5E-EU-DEVKIT
Tag/Transponder Protocols
RFID protocol support EPC global Gen 2 (ISO 186000-6C) with anti-collision, DRM and advanced anti-jamming
Regional support Certification obtained, or in process for the following regions: North and South America, EU, Korea and other Asia-PAC countries
RF interface
Antenna connector Three reverse-TNC antenna ports supporting monostatic 50Ohm antenna (for best performance VSWR should be less than 1.5 : 1 in operating frequency range)
RF power output Separate read and write levels, command adjustable from 5dBm to 30 dBm (1 W), ±1.0 dBm accuracy
Data/control interface
Data/control 9-pin serial connector, supporting RS232 with asynchronous data rates up to 921.6kbps. DTR signal turns off reader completely to conserve power
GPIO sensors and controls 2 General purpose inputs and one output, accessible via Molex connector
Protocol Command-response protocol protected by length field and 16-bit CRC
AC/DC power required Reader alone: 10 to 16 V DC, 8 W maximum at 12 V when transmitting; reader with AC power adapter: 100 to 240 V DC, 50 to 60 Hz,10w maximum when transmitting
Idle power consumption 1.7w max. at idle (power management modes can be used to reduce this to as little as 0.1w)
Operating temp Reader: -40 °C to 75 °C; AC power adapter: 0 °C to 40 °C
Storage temp Reader: -40 °C to 85 °C; AC power adapter: -10 °C to 70 °C
Environmental standards Confirmed to meet in-vehicle standards for: powered thermal cycle; thermal shock resistance A and B; powered vibration endurance mechanical shock; humidity-temperature cycle water/fluids ingress connector/ harness pull-push voltage overstress electrostatic discharge
RFID ASIC Indy R1000
User-accessible flash memory 16 KB
Tag buffer 200 tags
Tag read rate Up to 190 tags/second
Tag read distance Over 30 ft (9 m) with 6dB antenna (36 dBm EIRP)
Dimensions 21.6 cm (L) × 13.3 cm (W) × 3.8 cm (H)


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