QuasarMF HF Reader/Writer for ISO14443

  • Ethernet Interface
  • Mifare Classic/Ultralight compatible
  • Reads and writes NFC type 2 tags

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The QuasarMF is an industrial RFID Reader for transponders that communicate using the ISO14443A and the MIFARE® protocols MIFARE Classic®, MIFARE Ultralight®. It is one of a few readers worldwide using MIFARE technology that has a single-ended antenna output which allows using any HF RFID antenna instead of specially designed MIFARE antennas. This makes it even possible to connect the reader to a multiplexer and read tags from several antennas sequentially.

The communication options include USB as well as Ethernet. To facilitate its integration into machines and to allow ease of control via PLCs the device offers optically isolated 24 V IOs.

For easy and fast testing of the product, there is a free Windows Demo Software to test all features of the device. If you need to integrate the reader into your own software, there is also a Java SDK, a .NET Library, and a Python lib for accessing the device on all operating systems.


Operating PrincipleIndustrial Mifare RFID Reader/Writer
Operating Frequency13.56 MHz (worldwide)
Supported ProtocolsISO14443-A (ID only), Mifare Classic, Mifare Ultralight
Output Powermax. 200 mW (23 dBm)
Read Rangeup to 10 cm
Antenna ConnectorBNC, 50 Ohm
Operating Voltage24V DC (± 10%)
Power Consumptionup to 270 mA
ConnectivityEthernet, USB (Type B)
Inputs/Outputs4 24V outputs, 2 optically isolated inputs
Temperature Range-20 °C to +70 °C
Dimensions130 x 106 x 45 mm
Certificationsconforms with CE, e.g. ETSI 300 330

Documents and software

Product Brief PDF N/AN/A
Datasheet QuasarMF 1.5205.05 KB
Metratec Mifare Protocol Guide 2.3483.75 KB
Reader Control MF Demo Tool (Windows) 1.314.27 KB