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RFID Partners

INTEGRATION ON THE OMNII PLATFORM

Authors :

Fabien BARRY




Pierre Bonnefoy

Version :

A20

Date :


09/03/12

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Webminar RFID Partners

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 : Presentation of the OMNII Family

Chapter 2 : Overview / Mechanical Expansion Areas

Chapter 3 : Expansion Ports and Connectors

Chapter 4 : GPS & WWAN options / Hardware location and impact on the integration

Chapter 5 : Expansion Device Requirement
s

Chapter 6 : New mechanical supports for Partners

Chapter 7 : Options Compatibility Matrix

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Chapter 1 : Presentation Omnii platform



The Omnii platform was been developed to be flexible to adapt as your business needs change. This is Open
innovation!



As the next evolution of the Omnii platform, the XT15 Version takes the best features of the XT10 and adds
new functionality to create a device that gives the greatest access to business applications.




Main Differences between the XT10 and XT15 version :

Options

XT10

XT15


Sensors


Not available


Accelerometer /
C
ompass


WIFI / BT / GPS / Camera



Available



Available


WWAN (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS)


Not Available


Available


IP rating


65


67 or 65

Processor

TI OMAP3


(600 MHz)

TI AM3715 Sitara

(800 MHz)

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Chapter 2 : Mechanical Expansion Areas



There are 3 main areas where the custom expansion modules can be mounted on the Omnni platform

End
-
cap

Pod

Back Cover

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Chapter 3 : Expansion Port and connectors

Positions of the electrical connectors on the Omnii platform :



Different connectors available for RFID integration



Be careful as most of them cannot be used due to electrical consumption constraints



Some of these connectors are already used by existing options like Barcode scanner, GPS,
camera….

Scanner / Imager connector

Endcap
Expansion

Pod Expansion

Audio Expansion

Multi
-
Function Expansion

Camera connector

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Chapter 3 : Expansion Port and connectors

Electrical Characteristics (without options) :

Connector

function

Power
supply
Voltage

Max Current
limited

Option which
may use this
port

Name

Connector
type

Comments /
Signals

Status


Audio Expansion


3V3


Unknown


Headsets,
external speakers


J4


16 pins JST


Not Dedicated for
RFID

Camera
Connector


Unknown



Unknown


Camera


J9


FLEX


Not Dedicated for
RFID


Scanner / Imager
Connector



Unknown



Unknown



All the Barcode
scanners


J13


FLEX


Not Dedicated for
RFID

End
-
CAP
Expansion

3V3

or

VBat (3V


4.2V)

100 mA


3V3


1000 mA
-

VBat


RFID OPTIONS

Port 1

J6

FLEX


22 pins


USB or Serial, GPIO


POD Expansion

3V3

or

VBat (3V


4.2V)

100 mA


3V3


1000 mA
-

VBat


RFID HF POD

Port 2
J10

FLEX

22 pins


USB or Serial, GPIO


Multi
-
Function
Expansion


VBat

3.0 V


4.2 V


2000 mA
(Unswitched)


GPS / WWAN
options


Port 3
J2


SAMTEC

100 pins


USB or Serial, GPIO

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Chapter 4 : GPS & WWAN Options





Impact on the Hardware

Location of the RCB (GPS only) :

Location of the WWAN module :



If the GPS or WWAN option are installed, it
will occupy the 100 pin connector.



GPS by default on the radio carrier board
(RCB)



Unused pins duplicated to the J1 and J3
connectors
-
> still available for others devices

J1

J3



Proprietary interface pins reserved
for future use

Connector identical to the Pod
Expansion connector (Port 2


J10)

Voltage :3V3

or

VBat (3V


4.2V)

Power
consumption

:

100 mA


3V3


1000 mA
-

VBat

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Chapter 4 : GPS & WWAN Options





Impact on the Antenna

Location of the GPS Antenna :

Location of the GPRS / UMTS antennas :



The GPS and the WWAN antennas are
located in the End
-
Cap




Possibility to get both options together

GPS

GPRS/

UMTS

PH8


Nbr of
antenna


1


1


2

Kind of
antenna

Horizo
ntal
Patch

Flex antenna

5 bands


Diversity
antenna : Flex


comments


XT10
and
XT15


XT15

Not available
right now

For future
development

GPS + WWAN
ANTENNAS

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Chapter 5 : Expansion device requirements

Device EEPROM




Each expansion device must be equipped with a
Maxim DS2431 EEPROM.



1 wire EEPROM is used



Give specific identifiers (Manufacturer and
Model number)

Device Registry Keys




Registry keys and values must be added
to the Omnii registry



Provide to Omnnii information about the
device



Configure the data pins of the expansion
port appropriately

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Chapter 6 : Mechanical Supports for








Partners



Existing GPS / Radio bracket



UHF RFID

bracket : no Radio compliant



Slim Pod : Radio Compliant / Bad aesthetic



End
-
cap : no radio compliant / good aesthetic

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Chapter 7 : Compatibility Matrix


Partner RFID Device

(Requirements)

RFID

Mechanical
support

(recommended)


Slot


MAX Power
supply +
current
limitation

Scanner
Imager

GSM
GPRS
UMTS


GPS


WIFI
BT



RFID with all options



Slim POD


J10 or J3

USB or Serial



VBat (3V


4.2V)


1000 mA



RFID with scanner
option


-
UHF bracket


-

Endcap or slim Pod
following the kind of
scanner used for the
configuration



Port 3 : J2

USB or Serial



VBat


2000 mA






RFID with GPS +
barcode scanner
option




Slim POD



J10 or J3

USB or Serial



VBat (3V


4.2V)


1000 mA



This chart takes into account only existing mechanical parts



If WWAN option chosen it will automatically comes with GPS option



Possibility for Partners to make a new specific mechanical support for a suitable design