This is a downstream E-blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/CPLD architectures.
The E-blocks RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) board allows you to easily incorporate RFID tags into an electronics system. The board includes an RFID module that communicates to Mifare, Icode and Ultralight cards at a distance of up to 10cm, using the on-board antenna, at frequencies of 13.56MHz. The board is shipped with two Mifare cards and two Icode cards for experimentation. The board also can be configured for use with Hitag type cards operating at 125KHz (you must replace the 13.56MHz module with a 125KHz module, add a connector and supply a compatible antenna). This board only operates with a 5V supply. The board is supported by Flowcode macros for reading and writing data to and from cards and tags.
E-Blocks RFID Board Features
Note that this E-block is for 5V systems only.
- Mifare, Icode and Ultralight compatible
- On-board antenna
- 2 Mifare and 2 Icode cards supplied
- Flowcode macros available
E-Blocks Overview E-Blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-Blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-Block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-Blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-Blocks that need it.
Processing E-Blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers, Altera CPLDs, Arduino or Raspberry Pi control the whole E-Blocks system. Processing E-Blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-Blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.
E-Blocks RFID Board Resources