Fanless RFID PC

This customer approached Diamond Point with a requirement for a boxed PC with an integrated RFID reader with a wealth of I/O for use in an automotive application.

The customer had a number of key requirements:

  • Boxed PC with modern CPU with long term availability
  • Integrated RFID reader with support for up to 4 external antennas
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet switch (connected to the host CPU)
  • GPS receiver builtin
  • OBDII (On-Board Diagnostics II) interface for connecting to vehicles
  • Bluetooth, WiFi and Mobile connectivity.
  • Fanless operation
  • Suitable filtering on PSU for vehicle usage

A Com Express solution was designed for the customer using a type 10 module from Kontron. A Gigabit Ethernet switch was integrated into the carrier. An RFID module from Jadak was chosen and connected to the COM Express module via USB. Mobile connectivity was realised via miniPCIe expansion.


  • RJ-45 for Ethernet
  • R-TNC for RFID antennas
  • SMA for GPS receiver
  • SMA and R-SMA for WiFi and mobile data antennas
  • DisplayPort, and USB for service
  • SMA/R-SMA for WiFi and mobile data
  • microSD slot