The Lepton7 (Model R7100C) from CAEN RFID is an ultra-compact reader for low power, high performance RAIN RFID applications. It has a programmable output power from 10 to 30 dBm and can detect tags at a range of more than 5 m. The module is based on the Impinj E710 chipset that provides a fast reading speed and enables application in the dense reader and dense tag environments. It has low-power consumption and is designed for easy integration in battery powered devices. The module requires a DC supply from 3 to 5.25 V, draws under 1.2 A of current in normal operation and 10 mA of current in idle mode.
The Lepton7 has UART serial ports for connectivity. It complies with the EPC Class 1 Gen 2 – ISO18000-63 and is available in versions for both European and US regulatory environments, making it ideal for integrating devices requiring compliance to different geographical regions. The module is available in a surface-mount 32-pin package that measures 32.0 x 29.0 x 3.8 mm and is suitable for use in handheld devices, multi-regional label printers and applicators, point of sale readers and voice operated gloves.