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RF430F5978EVM: Is the evaluation kit programmable

Part Number: RF430F5978EVM
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: MRD2EVM


Few questions about the evaluation kit:

  1. What is the size of RF430F5978EVM only PCB?
  2. Can we set the power level to reduce LF detection to ½ meter with the eval kit?
  3. If not using  a Windows PC, can the MRD2EVM and AP434R01 be controlled with an API using, for example, Raspberry PI, etc?


  • Hello Mohammad,

    the EVM PCB board without the antenna is 66 x 31mm (antenna PCB is 25 x 31mm).

    To reduce the LF detection to 0.5m this should be possible by changing the size of the antennas. If there is a way to program the sensitivity level, I have to check.

    The communication protocol for the MRD2 is fully described in the MRD2 Users Guide.
    We do not offer an API but the interface is just a COM port und you can control the reader also with an Raspberry PI with own software.
    The MRD2 reader offers two interfaces, a virtual COM port via USB or a serial port with TTL level.

    The AP434R01 uses also a virtual COM port but only the PC demo software is available.

    Best regards,
  • Thanks Helfried. This answer my questions.