RFID multiplexers: AdvanMux-4TM 

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AdvanMux-4 features:

  • 4 port multiplexer
  • high performance
  • expands by a factor 4 the number of antennas connected to the same reader
  • compatible with most RFID reader models in the market
  • can be directly connected to AdvanReader-50, AdvanReader-100 or AdvanReader-150 through a conventional Ethernet cable
  • easy selection of ports by sending proper commands to the reader
  • controlled both by standard +5 V and open collector digital outputs
  • powered from +5 V DC to + 48 V DC
  • 2 red LED diodes showing the digital-in status
  • 1 white LED showing the power on status

AdvanMux-4 benefits:

  • reduces the cost of RFID applications with many antennas
  • low insertion loss
  • compatible with most reader models
  • very fast and easy connection
  • easy control of several multiplexers by interconnecting them with standard Ethernet cables

Download AdvanMux-4 data sheet   

Specifications:

Operating frequency 860 MHz to 950 MHz
Number of ports 4
Insertion loss < 0.9 dB (0.7 dB typical)
Isolation > 35 dB
Return loss > 25 dB
Max input power 33 dBm
Switching time < 15 µs
RF connectors 1 input and 4 output SMA 50 ohm female connectors
Control and power connector 2 input/output RJ45 connectors (Table 1)
Power supply RJ45 IN connector pin 4 and/or pin 5: 5 V (-2 %) to 48 V (+5 %)
(regulated on board)
Current consumption < 12 mA
Digital inputs 0 V/5 V TTL/3 V TTL or open collector
Note: Reader outputs must sink 2 mA (maximum)
Connection to AdvanReader-50, AdvanReader-100 and AdvanReader-150 Requires only a conventional Ethernet cable
Connection to Impinj R220 and R420, and ThingMagic Mercury 6 Requires a cable adapter (available upon request) and a conventional Ethernet cable (UTP cable)
Connection to other readers Compatibility with most readers. Requirements:
– AdvanGPIO connection board (available upon request), and for some reader models PoE injector (available upon request)
Control connection between AdvanMux units Through standard Ethernet 8-wire UTP cables
Electrostatic discharge protection > 2kV ESD protection on all RF ports
> 8kV ESD protection on all data ports
Size with enclosure 75 mm x 92 mm x 25 mm (3 inches x 3.6 inches x 1 inch)
Size without enclosure 72 mm x 92 mm x 17 mm (2.8 inches x 3.6 inches x 0.7 inch )
Weight with enclosure 122 g (4.3 oz.)
Weight without enclosure 45 g (1.6 oz.)
Operating temperature -30 °C to 55 °C
Storage temperature -40 °C to 85 °C
EU Directives RoHS compliant (2002/95/EC), EMC (2004/108/EC)