I'm planning on doing some project just for fun and education purposes. My project involves RFID technology. I don't have much experience on this topic, however I've been doing research on it and I kind of understand the way it works and how to be implemented using Arduino (which is something I plan on using).
- Is there any RFID Reader Module with MUX integrated?
I have found many artifacts that may be useful, although the price is pretty expensive and I only need something pretty basic. As for now I have only encountered this module, I don't know if any of you have worked with RFID NFC Pepper C1 MUX UART/USB.
The problem with this module is that, it limits up to 8 external antennas, but I want to know if there's a possible alternative on using any other RFID Reader Module and manipulate it in order to expand the number of ports. I have read about many other types of RFID Readers and the most common one is the MFRC522, although this one already includes an antenna on its own module. I have also read other topics here in StackExchange about using an ordinary MUX connected through an Arduino and the RFID Reader, but not sure if that's an optimal way of doing it. Instead I was thinking on something more centralized on pure RFID reading as the RFID Pepper C1 MUX.
Also I have seen that other people have been able to connect TRF7960A Module to an Arduino to make it work and also implement Multiplexing on it.
Hopefully you can help me on finding alternatives on how to accomplish this through a more economical way. I'm open to learning more about electronics, so I'll be glad to hear you.
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