125kHz/134.2kHz & 13.56MHz Contactless Reader/Writer
External Direct Matched Antenna
Version C0
Version C1
Elatec’s TWN4 family of transponder readers and writers allows users to read and write to almost any 125kHz /
134.2kHz and 13.56MHz tags and/or labels – it supports all major transponders from various suppliers like ATMEL,
EM, ST, NXP, TI, HID, LEGIC, etc. and ISO standards like ISO14443A/B (T=CL), ISO15693, ISO18092 / ECMA-340
The TWN4 MultiTech Nano is designed for integration into machines or other devices. It can be connected to an
external antenna through printed circuit board. The powerful hardware allows the extension of supported transponders
to meet your individual request.
Special Features:
Powerful SDK for writing apps which are executed directly on the reader
Infield updateable
Onboard 18kB flash storage, e.g. for storing user accessible non-volatile data
Edge plated pads for surface mounting (C0) allows easy and reliable PCB mounting & connector option (THT) (C1)
Compliance to EMV contactless protocol specification V2.32)
Direct chip-commands support
Supports multiple SAMs (Secure Access Modules)
CCID and PC/SC 2.01
USB, 2 x Serial (logic level), I²C, SPI2), Clock/Data3), Wiegand3), 1-Wire2), CAN2)
 8 GPIOs
 3D Model (STEP) on request
Technical Data4)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
Power Supply
Current Consumption
Temperature Range
125kHz, 134.2kHz (LF) / 13.56MHz (HF)
Read- / Write Distance
Up to 100mm / 4inch, depending on antenna and tag
USB, 2 x serial (logic level 3.3V,CMOS 5V tolerant), I2C, SPI2), Clock/Data3), Wiegand3), 1-Wire2)
CAN, RS232/422/485 require adapter board
Windows XP, Vista, Embedded CE2) , 7(32-/64-bit), 8, 8.1,10, Linux, Android, iOS2), MAC OS X2)
HOST Interface
OS Support
Transmission Speed
Modes of Operation
Relative Humidity
Externally, direct matched for 13.56MHz – 490µH ±5% for 125kHz/134.2kHz
31mm x 17.8mm x 2.5mm / 1.22inch x 0.7inch x 0.12inch
3.3V +/-5% (direct supply) or 4.3-5.5V (use of on-board voltage regulator)
Depending on antenna: RF field on: 120mA typ. / Sleep: 500µA typ. / Cyclic Operation: TBD
Operating: -40°C up to +80°C (-40°F up to +176°F)
Storage: -45°C up to +85°C (-49°F up to +185°F)
HOST: USB: Full speed (12Mbit)
AIR: up to 848Kbit/s
USB key board emulation – USB virtual COM port – Transparent – CCID mode / PC/SC 2.01
5% to 95% non-condensing
125kHz / 134.2kHz: 4100, 4102, 420010), 4050, 4150, 4450, 4550, AWID, CASI-RUSCO, HITAG 111), HITAG 211),
HITAG S11), Keri, Miro, Pyramid, TIRIS/HDX, UNIQUE, FDX-B, Q5, TITAN, T55x7, ZODIAC
Optionally, in consideration: 4305, Cardax, IDTECK
13.56MHz / ISO14443A: MIFARE Classic 1k & 4k EV17), Mini, DESFire EV1, Plus S&X, Pro X8), SmartMX8), Ultralight,
Ultralight EV17), Ultralight C, SLE44R35, SLE66Rxx (my-d move), LEGIC Advant5), PayPass8), NTAG2XX7)
 13.56MHz / ISO14443B: Calypso8) incl. Innovatron radio protocol 14443-B'6), CEPAS8), HID iCLASS5), Moneo8), PicoPass6),
 13.56MHz / ISO15693: EM4x338), EM4x358), HID iCLASS5), ICODE SLI, LEGIC Advant5), M24LR16/64, Tag-it,
SRF55Vxx (my-d vicinity)8), PicoPass6)
 13.56MHz / ISO18092 / NFC: NFCIP-1: Active and passive communication mode, Peer-to-Peer, NFC Forum
Tag Type 1-4, Sony FeliCa9)
Version P
Standard+Cotag,G-Prox12), HID (Prox,Prox II,Duo Prox II,ISO Prox II,Micro Prox,ProxKey),Honeywell NexWatch, Indala, ioProx
Version PI (requires external TWN4 SIO Card)
Version P + HID iCLASS, HID iCLASS SE/SR/SEOS (CSN and Facility Code/PAC)6)
RoHS-II compliant
Order Codes
500.000 hours
Approx. 7g
Standard: T4NM-FDC0
Version P: T4NM-FDC0-P
Version PI: T4NM-FDC0-PI
TWN4 MultiTech-P DevKit Nano
Preparation 2)On Request Only 3)External Interface Required 4)Target Specification 5)UID Only 6)UID Only, read/write On Request 7)r/w enhanced security features on request 8)r/w in direct chip command mode 9)UID + r/w public area
emulation of 4100,4102 11)Without encryption mode 12)Hash Value Only
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