GAO Tek’s UHF RFID Interrogator PC Card

This UHF RFID reader PCMCIA card is a long-range (up to 100 meters) interrogator.





This UHF RFID reader PCMCIA card is a long-range (up to 100 meters) interrogator achieving extremely reliable performance in real time data collection in the identification, tracking, tracing, and locating of assets or people. PCMCIA card utilizes UHF radio frequency technology with an advanced anti-collision algorithm that provides for accurate read and write of information from literally thousands of RFID tags. It is designed for a laptop, handheld or mobile computer, and ships with development software for application development under Windows CE/9x/NT/ 2000/XP and Linux. The software also enables it to process data and update firmware from the PCMCIA or serial interface.

Key Features

  • Adjustable output power
  • 100 tag/s. identification rate
  • 2,000 tag simultaneous identification
  • Drivers for different operating systems
  • PCMCIA interface
  • Serial interface
  • Read/write range is tunable up to 100 m (300 ft)
  • Provides for reliable identification of fast-moving objects
  • Large numbers of tags can be identified simultaneously
  • Flexible, hardware-independent use
  • Integrates easily into existing handheld or mobile computers

Technical Specifications

Compatibility Active beacon tags from GAO
Read/write range (adjustable) Up to 100 m (300 ft)
Read rate – ID only 100 tags/s
Read rate – 128bit data 35 tags/s
Multiple tag handling Up to 2000 tags in the read zone
Operating Frequency 868MHz (EU) or 915MHz (NA) ISM Band
Certification EN 300 220 (EU); FCC part 15 (US); Industry Canada
Data rate (up-/download) 115.2 kbits/s
Date rate (upload to tag) 38.4 kbits/s
Data rate (download from tag) 115.2 kbits/s
Number of antennas 1
Output power ≤ 27dBm, digitally adjustable
Sensitivity -85 dBm/high sense, -55 dBm/low sense,digitally adjustable
Operating system Drivers for different operating systems (Windows CE/Win9x/NT/2000/XP and Linux)
Program memory 2 MB Flash
Parallel interface PCMCIA
Option serial interface RS-232, JTAG via PGM 15 connector
Number of status indications 3 LEDs (Host Tx Rx, RF Tx, RF Rx)
Input power 5 V DC ±5%
Power consumption ≤ 500 mW (100mA)
Standards/Safety CE and EN 300 220
Operating temperature -20 °C to 60 °C
Storage temperature -40 °C to 80 °C
Humidity 90% non-condensing
Dimensions Standard Type II PC Card (86 mm × 54 mm × 5 mm)
Enclosure Metal
Weight 32 g (1.13oz)


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