ThingMagic M6E UHF RAIN

High Performance, Multi-Protocol, 4-Port, Embedded UHF RAIN® RFID Module

Manufacturer: JADAK
ThingMagic M6E UHF RAIN

ThingMagic UHF RAIN RFID Module Series offers powerful embeddable RFID technology intended for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) designing for a broad range of applications in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries, Point of Sale Devices, Security Access Points, Mobile Devices, Kiosks, Vending Machines, and Tag Commissioning Stations.

The ThingMagic M6e (UHF) RAIN RFID Module is JADAK’s full-sized 4-port reader solution designed to fulfil a compact embeddable form intended for surface-mount technology (SMT) manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEM). ThingMagic M6e is well suited for applications with the most demanding challenges requiring the greatest power and flexibility while offering improved development time-to-market advantages.

The M6e supports four 50 Ω MMCX antenna ports with a powerful read range of 30 ft (9 m), a wide command adjustable RF output range of 5 dBm to +31.5 dBm (0.01 dB steps), two separate read and write levels and reads at a rate up to 750 tags/sec.

Supporting the EPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) standard, the M6e is globally compatible utilizing full access to the 860–960 MHz RFID Carrier Frequency Range, with optional RFID protocol support for AEI ATA, ISO 18000-6B, and IP-X.

The M6e interfaces with the host using USB 2.0 and UART and supports board-to-board and board-to-host connectivity.

Features and Benefits

  • Supports full 860–960 MHz ultra high-frequency bandwidth
  • Exceptional range for size, 9 meters
  • High-capacity read rate, up to 750 tags/sec
  • Supports EPC Gen2V2 and ISO 18000-63 standard with an optional license for IPX and ISO 18K-6B protocols (Gen2 standard)
  • Configured for multiple regions, such as FCC (North & South America), ETSI (European Union) and other regions including India, China, Korea, Australia and Japan

Product Specific Applications

  • Inventory management: automatically track mobile assets in the healthcare facility
  • Surgical tools tracking: track tools at the cart, tray or item level, ensure kits are filled out properly, and maintain sterilization records for tools



RFID Protocol SupportEPCglobal Gen 2 (ISO 18000-6C) with DRM
ISO 18000-6B (optional)
IP-X (optional)
RFID ProcessorIndy R2000
User-accessible Flash Memory16 kB
Tag BufferOver 1000 tags under normal conditions
Max Tag Read RateUp to 750 tags/second
Max Tag Read DistanceOver 30 feet (9 m) with 6 dBi antenna (36 dBm EIRP)
Antenna ConnectorFour 50 Ohm MMCX connectors supporting four monostatic antennas.
RF Power OutputSeparate read and write levels, command adjustable from 5 dBm to 31.5 dBm* (1.4W) with +/-0.5 dBm accuracy above +15 dBm
* Maximum power may have to be reduced to meet regulatory limits, which specify the combined effect of the module, antenna, cable, and enclosure shielding of the integrated product
Regulatory/FrequencyPre-configured for the following regions:
FCC 902-928 MHz (Americas)
ETSI 865.6-867.6 MHz (EU)
KCC 917-920.8 MHz (Korea)
TRAI 865-867 MHz (India)
ACMA 920-926 MHz (Australia)
'Open' (Customizable) 865-869 MHz, 902-928 MHz
Connector15-pin low-profile connector providing power, communications signals, and GPIOs
SignallingUART with 3.3/5V logic levels; from 9600 to 921,600 bps
USB 2.0 full speed device port (up to 12 Mbps)
GPIO Sensors and IndicatorsFour 3.3/5V serial input configurable as input (sensor) ports or output (indicator) ports
API SupportC, C# (.NET), Java


ElectricalDC Voltage: 5.0 VDC +/- 5%
DC power:
• 6.5 W @ 31.5 dBm
• < 4W @ power levels under + 17 dBm
• 0.25 W in fast-response idle mode
• 0.07 W in ready mode
• 0.05 W in standby mode
Mechanical69 mm L x 43 mm W x 7.5 mm H (2.7 in L by 1.7 in W by 0.3 inches H)
SoftwareRefer to the ThingMagic Mercury API page for further information
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -40C to +60C
Temperature range (storage): -40C to +85C
VibrationDesigned to be installed in host devices which are required to survive 5-foot drops to concrete
ShockDesigned to be installed in host devices which are required to survive 5-foot drops to concrete
Safety/CertificationFCC 47 CFR Ch. 1 Part 15
Industrie Canada RSS-21 0
ETSI EN 302 208
ETSI EN 300 220
Warranty1 Year


Ordering Details

BoardM6E M6e - Embedded (+30 dBm in North America, +31.5 dBm in Europe)
M6E-A M6e-A - Embedded (+31.5 dBm in all regions, requires contract)
AccessoriesM6E-DEVKIT M6e Development Kit (North/South America, EU, IN, KR)

With the devkit, you will receive the following components:
• The M6e module and power/interface developers board
• One USB cable
• One antenna
• One coax cable
• One 9V power supply
• International power adapter kit
• Sample tags
• One paper insert: QuickStart Guide - Details on which documents and software to download to get
up and running quickly, along with details on how to register for and contact support


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