RFID NFC A1-B1 Baseboard

The A1-B1 Baseboard is a low cost and powerful evaluation/development platform for both the RFID-A1 and RFID-B1 modules. The user can switch between which module to connect to and can switch between the onboard PCB antenna or an external antenna such as our RFID-ANT1356 family. Connection to a PC is via a Micro USB B connector and the device driver for the Microchip chipset on board appears as a virtual COM port in Windows operating systems. There are connectors for development of applications using the A1 and B1 I/O lines including peripherals such as ADC, DAC and PWM, and useful components to connect such as LEDs, Buzzer, a potentiometer and a switch. The board does not come with either A1 or B1 modules fitted, in order to keep the cost as low as possible and allow the user to choose either or both modules to fit.

Our minimum order value is £200 but for small orders it  may be cheaper to buy this product from our distributor partner: here (RS Components)

New price £17.95 while stocks last.


44 in stock

The A1-B1 Baseboard is a demonstration board for the A1 and B1 modules. The User can test all features of both modules, check tag detection ranges, or install the Baseboard on their own systems to verify compatibility. The Baseboard is a complete reader and tag acceptance solution for passive RF transponders. The modules are designed with embedded applications in mind. These products are an ideal design choice if the user wishes to add RFID capability to their design quickly and without requiring extensive RFID and embedded software expertise and time. The on board low power ARM microcontroller handles the RFID configuration setup and provides the User with a powerful yet simple command interface to facilitate fast and easy read/write access to the memory and features of the various transponders supported by these modules. The modules simply require a single power and GND connection from the user PCB as well as two connections to an antenna. Eccel Technology Ltd (IB Technology) provide a wide range of suitable antennas designed to be used with these modules. The A1-B1 Baseboard provides these connections to the modules for the user to evaluate and develop their application on either the RFID-A1 or RFID-B1 module.

The board is powered by the USB connection. The Baseboard also has the SPI and I2C interfaces. With the User addition of a RFID-A1 module and/or RFID-B1 module, the board is a fully featured RFID/NFC read/write system for MIFARE Classic® 1K, MIFARE Classic® 4K, NTAG2xx® and MIFARE Ultralight® passive tags and cards.
Additionally a buzzer, two LED’s (blue and yellow) and a switch are on board, that by using jumpers, are easily connected to the module IO lines for the rapid ability to drive them (buzzer and LED’s) or read them (switch).

The board does NOT come with any RFID-A1 or RFID-B1 module fitted. The user must purchase these separately and attach the desired module(s) to the A1/B1 Baseboard by soldering.






Supply voltage



Button, Buzzer, LEDs


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