500mW RAIN RFID Ultra Compact Module


  • Compact size
  • Low power consumption
  • Multi-regional Support

  • USB

  • Serial

  • RAIN (UHF EPC C1 G2, ISO 18000-63) Compliant
  • Multi-regional Support
  • Ultra Compact Size
  • UART serial port and USB interface
  • SW programmable output power up to 500mW (27dBm) conducted
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Handheld Devices
  • Multiregional Label Printers and Applicators
  • Point of Sales Devices
  • Voice Operated Gloves

The Quarkup (Model R1270C), an embedded reader of the easy2read© product line, is a multiregional ultra compact reader for low power, high performance RAIN RFID applications.
With programmable output power in 18 steps from 10dBm to 27dBm, the reader can detect tags at more than 3 mt of distance (depending on antenna and tag dimensions).
Due to its low power consumption, the module is specifically designed to be easily integrated in battery powered devices.
The radio frequency core of the module permits to achieve fast reading and to be used in dense reader and dense tag environments for top-class rated performances.
The compactness of the device and the board-to-board connector allow to embed the R1270 inside the new small form factor industrial handhelds, smartphone accessories and other compact form factor devices.
The R1270C complies with and can operate in both European and US regulatory environments and due to its multiregional capabilities, it’s ideal for integration in devices requiring compliance to different geographical regions.

Frequency Range

865.600÷867.600 (ETSI EN 302 208 v3.1.1)
902÷928 MHz (FCC part 15.247)

RF Power

Programmable in 18 levels (1dB step) from 10dBm to 27dBm (from 10mW to 500mW) conducted

Output Power Accuracy

+/- 1dB

Antenna Connector

Nr. 1 U.FL type

Frequency Tolerance

±10 ppm over the entire temperature range

Number of Channels

4 channels (compliant to ETSI EN 302 208 v3.1.1)
50 hopping channels (compliant to FCC part 15.247)

Standard Compliance

EPC C1 G2 / ISO18000-63

Digital I/O

4 I/O lines (3.3V level; Iout=3mA max)


USB interface:
One USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mbit/s) device port

UART Serial Port:
– Baudrate: up to 115200
– Databits: 8
– Stopbits: 1
– Parity: none
– Flow control: none
– 3.3 V I/O Voltage Level


(W)25 x (L)25 x (H)6 mm3
(1.0 x 1.0 x 0.2 inch3)

Power Consumption

2.7W @ RF out = 27dBm
1.6W @ RF out = 23dBm
0.15W in idle mode

DC Power

5.0 VDC+/-5%

Operating Temperature

-10 °C to +55 °C



R1270C QuarkUp Firmware
Revision : 1.7.0
R1270C - Ultra Compact Embedded UHF RFID Reader
QuarkUp - Dev Kit with evaluation board, ETSI antenna and tags (reader not included)
QuarkUp - Dev Kit with evaluation board, FCC antenna and tags (reader not included)
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