The RaspberryPi-B1 module is an expansion of the RFID B1 module – the second in an evolving family of 13.56MHz sub assemblies from Eccel Technology Ltd (IB Technology). The product is designed with both embedded applications and computing / PLC platforms in mind. This product is 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. An 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 this module. This device is designed to be compatible with the Raspberry Pi Hat standard.
The RaspberryPi-B1 is compliant with the RaspberryPi extension board standards. It provides full read/write capability for MIFARE Classic®, MIFARE Ultralight® and NTAG2xx® transponders. Additionally, one can read serial numbers from MIFARE Plus®, MIFARE® DESFire® and any transponder compatible with the ISO14443A standard.
Furthermore, a wide range of peripherals is available on the module, such as a comparator, DAC/PWM and digital IO. These can be configured and accessed by specific commands and control registers.
The RaspberryPi-B1 can function independently by setting the on-board jumpers to connect to the integral PCB track antenna. However, if desired, the user can modify the jumper setting to disconnect the integral PCB antenna and instead connect an external one. A connector is provided for this to push fit connect directly anyone of our RFID-ANT1356 range of antennas. 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).
From the system and functionality point of view, the RaspberryPi-B1 device gives the same features as the RFID B1 module, and the user should refer to the RFID B1 User Manual when working with the RaspberryPi-B1.