125kHz/134.2kHz & 13.56MHz Contactless Reader/Writer
Bottom View
Top View
Desktop Top View
Elatec’s TWN4 Family 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, MIFARE NXP, TI, HID, LEGIC,
etc. and ISO standards like ISO14443A/B including layer 4 (T=CL), ISO15693, ISO18092 / ECMA-340 (NFC).
The new generation is a direct enhancement to the successful TWN3 family as it comes in the same mechanical
dimensions (OEM PCB and Desktop Housing). Desktop supports host communication via USB or RS232.
Special Features:
Segment initialization function
High-level command library for cash / value handling, e.g. electronic purse
Powerful SDK for writing Apps which are executed directly on the reader
Infield Upgradeable
Direct chip-commands support
Two onboard SAM sockets (Secure Access Module)1)
CCID and PC/SC 2.011)
Additional interfaces for OEM PCB version
o I²C, SPI2), Clock/Data3), Wiegand3), CAN2)3)
o Dedicated expansion bus for connection of LCD, mass storage, etc.
o 8 GPIOs
Technical Data4)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
125kHz, 134.2kHz (LF) / 13.56MHz (HF)
Material ABS UL94-V0, colour black or white
Desktop Reader: 88mm x 56mm x 18mm / 3.5inch x 2.2inch x 0.7inch
OEM Board: 76mm x 49mm x 14mm / 3.0inch x 1.9inch x 0.6inch
Power Supply
4.3V..5.5V via USB or RS232; RS232 requires 5V external power supply; via connector CNB 3.3V +/- 5%
Current Consumption
RF field off: 20mA /
Cyclic Operation: tbd1)
RF field on: 140mA typically
Temperature Range
Operating: -25°C up to +80°C (-13°F up to +176°F)
Storage: -45°C up to +85°C (-49°F up to +185°F)
Up to 100mm / 4inch (depending on transponder)
USB, RS232, serial 5V CMOS TTL, I²C, SPI2), Clock/Data3), Wiegand3), CAN2)3)
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32-/64-bit), 8, Linux
Host : USB: Full speed (12Mbit) – RS232: up to 115.200baud
Air: up to 424kbit/s
Read- / Write Distance
HOST Interface
OS Support
Transmission Speed
Modes of Operation
Relative Humidity
Order Code
OEM Board
USB black / white
RS232 black / white
Power down Mode: tbd1)
USB key board emulation – USB virtual COM port – Transparent (direct chip-commands support)
CCID and PC/SC 2.011)
5% to 95% non-condensing
 125kHz / 134.2kHz: 4100, 4102, 42005), AWID, CASI-RUSCO, HITAG 16), HITAG 26), HITAG S6), Keri, Miro,
Pyramid, TIRIS/HDX, UNIQUE, FDX-B, Q5, TITAN (4x50), T55x7, ZOODIAC
Optionally, in consideration: 4305, Cardax, IDTECK,
 13.56MHz / LEGIC Advant
 13.56MHz / LEGIC Prime
 13.56MHz / ISO14443 A+B: compatible to part 4, MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE Plus7), MIFARE SmartMX7),
my-d move7), PayPass7) ,MIFARE Classic1), MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Ultralight C
 13.56MHz / ISO15693: EM40357), Tag-it, my-d vicinity7), ICODE SLI, M24LR16/64, PicoPass7), HID iCLASS5)
 13.56MHz / ISO18092 / NFC: NFCIP-1: NFC Forum Tag Type 2-4, Sony FeliCa6)
Version P
Standard + Cotag, G-Prox8), HID Prox, Honeywell NexWatch, Indala, ioProx
CE, R&TTE, RoHS-II compliant, FCC2)
500.000 hours
Approx. 20 g (without housing)
Version P
ART15345 / ART15346
ART15349 / ART15350
ART15347 / ART15348
ART15418 / ART15419
Preparation 2)On Request Only 3)External Interface Required 4)Target Specification 5)UID Only 6)Encryption Not Supported 7)UID/PUPI Only, Read/Write On Request
Value Only
Order Code
Order Code
Snap-in holder
ART13512 black,
ART15344 white
ART14712 Power Supply (EU)
ART14714 Power Supply (AU)
Bracket Holder
ART15203 black,
ART15235 white
ART14713 Power Supply (US)
ART14715 Power Supply (UK)
ART11493 USB cable 200cm/78.74inch
ART13488 USB cable 45cm/17.72inch
ART13829 USB cable 120cm/47.24inch
ART14269 USB cable mini 12cm/4.72inch
ART12240 RS232 cable 200cm/78.74inch
Drawing/Pin Out
Refer to document DS_TWN4 Reader Family Pinouts
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