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Date:      Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:05:30 -0700
From:      Waitman Gobble <>
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Subject:   RFID tag read/write on FreeBSD
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If you are wanting to read and write RFID tags (for like tracking people,
and stuff) on FreeBSD I am working on software based on the Impinj R2000
chipset. The SDK/demos are in c# / .NET, which runs in 'mono' but the mono
people have apparently omitted the code for serial port callback functions
so it basically sits there.. which is useless IMHO. So it looked to me like
more work to make the code do what i need it to, at least in my
application, instead of starting from scratch.

Anyhow at the moment it's performing basic functions and reading tags..
writing tags soon.


# ./rfid
Connected to /dev/cuaU0 at 115200 baud.
RFID read/write tags
Control-C or Q<enter> to quit,
R<enter> to Read Tag

Received Command: 72
Firmware Version: 1.9
Received Command: 81
Tag: [pc 30 0] [epc e2 0 57 76 76 6 1 52 5 90 d7 5f] [crc 7f 6] [data e2 0
57 76] [ant 1]  [cnt 1]

It's free.

builds with clang but needs boost port. i presume it may work with the
RS500, R500 or R1000 chips but I've not any of those to test.

Waitman Gobble
Los Altos California USA

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