Modular RFID Readers/Writers from IB Technology

Here at Trossen Robotics, we like modularity.  It's been part of our philosophy from day 1.  So needless to say, when we first discovered IB Technology's series of modular RFID reader/writer boards, we knew we had to have them.  IB Technology is a British company, with limited distribution and relatively little promotion  in North America.  We'd like to change that, so we are proud to announce that we are now carrying this fine line of RFID products!

What's so special about IB Technology?

  • Modularity:  Start with the "Universal Socket Board," which has built-in antennas for both 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz, and add whichever reader/writer module is necessary for the protocol(s) you'll be using.  You can also add external antennas if you need to increase range or reliability.
  • Affordability: IB Technology's RFID products are affordable, fitting in to the same price range as the rest of the RFID readers we sell.
  • Flexibility/Versatility: The ability to use one base board and swap out reader modules is great for prototyping, when you may have to evaluate a number of different formats to decide which is best for the system you're designing. 

After the fold: A rundown of the available hardware, and what it can do.


Universal Socket Board
This board provides power, serial interface, and antenna for your reader.  Additional antennas can be added.  Also, we will be offering a USB module for this board in the near future.
125 kHz RWD Quad Tag Module
Supports Hitag 1, Hitag S, Hitag 2, EM4102, and Microchip MCRF200/123 tags
125 kHz RWD EM4102 Module
Supports EM4100 series tags (4100, 4101, 4102).  Costs a few bucks less than the Quad module, so it's good if you only need to read EM tags.
13.56 MHz RWD ICODE / Mifare Module
Supports ICode and Mifare tags.
13.56 MHz Mifare Module
Supports Mifare 1k (S50), Mifare 4k (S70) and Mifare Ultralight tags.  Saves you a few bucks if you only need Mifare compatibility.
125 kHz Antenna
(Coming Soon) External antenna for extending 125 kHz range.
13.56 MHz Antenna
(Coming Soon) External antenna for extending 13.56 MHz range.


So there you have it.  Check out the individual product links for more info, manuals, spec sheets, etc.  Also check out the main IB Technology category to see all of the readers and accessories.

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