QuarkUp – R1270

500mW UHF RFID Ultra Compact Module

  • Multi-regional Support
  • EPC C1 G2, ISO 18000-6C Compliant
  • 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 Quark-Up (Model R1270), OEM reader of the easy2read© Family, is an UHF multiregional ultra compact reader for low power, high performances UHF 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 R1270 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

902÷928 MHz (FCC part 15)
865.600÷867.600 (ETSI EN 302 208)

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 v1.3.1)
50 hopping channels (compliant to FCC part 15.247)

Standard Compliance

EPC C1 G2 / ISO18000-6C

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



R1270 QuarkUp Firmware - Size: 207.74 kB
Revision : 1.4.0
Easy Controller Software Technical Information Manual - Size: 1.43 MB
Revision : 4
easy2read Protocol Technical Information Manual - Size: 920.95 kB
Revision : 16
R1270 Quark Up Technical Information Manual - Size: 2.27 MB
Revision : 1
CAEN RFID API Reference Manual - Size: 1.74 MB
Revision : 12
CAEN RFID API User Manual - Size: 622.86 kB
Revision : 5
CAEN RFID Catalog - Size: 6.32 MB
EASY Controller Windows version - Size: 8.38 MB
Enviroment : .Net
OS-Version : 10/7/8
Revision : 1.6.0
EASY Controller Android version - Size: 340.62 kB
Enviroment : Java
OS-Version : 2.3.3+
Revision : 1.5.0
CAEN RFID SDK - Size: 1.98 MB
Enviroment : .Net,Android,C,C++,Java
OS-Version : 10/7/8/Vista/x64bit 7/x64bit Vista/x64bit XP/XP
Revision : 4.7.0
R1270C USB Upgrade Tool - Size: 1.64 MB
Enviroment :
OS-Version : 10/7/8/Vista/x64bit 7/x64bit Vista/x64bit XP/XP
Revision : 1.0.0
R1270C VCP Windows Driver - Size: 4.62 kB
Enviroment :
OS-Version : 10/7/8/Vista/XP
Revision : 1.0.0
R1270 Quark Up Data Sheet - Size: 513.59 kB
R1270 Quark Up CE Test Report - Size: 13.90 MB
R1270 Quark Up CE Declaration of Conformity - Size: 431.02 kB
R1270 Quark Up FCC Grant - Size: 605.29 kB
R1270 Quark Up FCC Test Report - Size: 7.91 MB
R1270 Quark Up Technical Drawings - Size: 1.24 MB
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