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RFID Systems SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader
Operating Instructions · 07/2007
SIMATIC RF310M
Mobile Reader
simatic sensors
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  • Page 1 RFID Systems SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions · 07/2007 SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader simatic sensors DOCUMENTATION DOCUMENTATION...
  • Page 3 Introduction Description Power supply SIMATIC Sensors Commissioning RFID Systems SIMATIC RF310M Operation Mobile Reader SIMATIC RF310M software Operating Instructions Advanced functions Error messages of the SIMATIC RF310M application Troubleshooting Technical Specifications Appendix 07/2007 J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 4: J31069-d0191-u001-a1

    Trademarks All names identified by ® are registered trademarks of the Siemens AG. The remaining trademarks in this publication may be trademarks whose use by third parties for their own purposes could violate the rights of the owner.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    The shift keys ..........................21 5.1.2 Key functions..........................22 The SIMATIC RF310M menu ......................24 SIMATIC RF310M software ........................25 Overview of functions........................25 Starting the SIMATIC RF310M software ..................26 The data editor ..........................26 The functions in the "File" menu ....................28 6.4.1 Loading a file..........................28 6.4.2 Save .............................28...
  • Page 6 Working with the Active Sync program ..................51 7.2.3 Organization of the file READ.HEX..................... 53 The automatic power-saving function ..................54 System reset ..........................54 Error messages of the SIMATIC RF310M application................55 Troubleshooting ............................61 Technical Specifications .......................... 63 Appendix..............................65 FCC information .......................... 65 Accessories ..........................
  • Page 7: Introduction

    These operating instructions contain information required for starting up and using the RF310M device. The documentation is aimed at commissioning engineers and machine operators who start up the application themselves, and it describes the functions of the "SIMATIC RF310M" software. Scope of validity of this document This documentation is valid for the SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader and describes the delivery status from July 2007.
  • Page 8: Simatic Rf310m

    Introduction SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 9: Description

    Description SIMATIC RF310M expands the RF300 RF identification system with a powerful mobile handheld reader for applications in the areas of production and service. In addition, it is an indispensable aid for startup and testing. Application area The RF300 Mobile Reader is intended especially for the SIMATIC RF300 RFID system. The enclosed SIMATIC RF310M software allows user-friendly, distributed reading and writing of all RF300 tags.
  • Page 10: Features

    2.2 Features Features The SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader consists of a powerful, rugged and flexible handheld computer (PSION WORKABOUT PRO) and an integral read/write unit for the SIMATIC RF300 RFID system. It meets the requirements of mobile RFID data acquisition in harsh environments in an extremely user-friendly and ergonomic design.
  • Page 11: Design

    The basic unit is a PSION Workabout PRO and represents a global standard among mobile readers. The SIMATIC RF310M software is stored in an integral flash disk secure against power failure. The program launches automatically when the Mobile Reader is switched on.
  • Page 12: Antenna And Antenna Field

    Transponders cannot be read or written to from the end. The figure below shows the direction of propagation of the HF field of the antenna. Figure 2-2 Propagation of the HF field SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 13: Power Supply

    To remove the cover, lift the screw side first. Hold the battery at an angle when inserting so that the side of the battery with the direction arrow is inserted into the battery compartment first. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 14: Charging Function

    Table 3-1 Status LED LED color LED status Meaning Green Flashing Charging in progress. Permanently lit Battery is fully charged. Flashing Charging not in progress. Battery fault! Permanently lit External temperature too high. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 15: Using Other Batteries

    The backup battery is a lithium cell that cannot be charged. Please note that a new backup battery (in the case of an empty or removed main battery) can only retain the data in the RAM for a few minutes. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 16 Power supply 3.4 The backup battery SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 17: Commissioning

    Commissioning Scope of supply The scope of supply of the RF310M comprises several components. Ordered components Order No. Mobile Reader SIMATIC RF310M 6GT2803-0AA00 with integral RFID read/write unit for RF300 SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 18: Switching On The Device

    After switching on, the first power-up lasts a few seconds. The RF310M application launches automatically. Switching the device off To switch the SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader off, press the blue key and then the <ENTER ON> key. Automatic shutdown of the device The device shuts down automatically if no key is pressed for 5 minutes.
  • Page 19: Basic Settings

    ● English ● German Procedure for selecting the language Select the desired language in the "Language selection" window of the "Extras > Language" menu and confirm with "OK". Figure 4-2 Language selection window SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 20: Adjusting The Acoustic Signal Volume

    You can also permit or deactivate acoustic signals for different messages by activating the relevant checkboxes. 4.3.3 Adjusting the screen backlighting and contrast You can adjust the brightness of the screen by pressing the following key: Function Changing the backlighting SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 21: Operation

    Operation The keypad 5.1.1 The shift keys Pressing a shift key causes a change in the function of the subsequently pressed keys. The following keys of the SIMATIC RF310M are shift keys: ● <SHIFT> ● <CTRL> ● <ALT> ● <ORANGE>...
  • Page 22: Key Functions

    Operation 5.1 The keypad 5.1.2 Key functions Overview of the keypad Figure 5-1 Overview of the keypad SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 23 Removes the character following the cursor. (blue key and <BKSP>) ⑧ <ORANGE> Shift key: Changes the function of other keys ⑨ <ALT> ⑩ Moves the cursor to the right or down at specific intervals. <TAB> SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 24: The Simatic Rf310m Menu

    Overview of functions (Page 25) ] or via the touchscreen (with input pen). Press <ALT> together with the underlined letter in the menu in each case for the relevant shortcut. Operation of the SIMATIC RF310M software is described in detail in the next chapter. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 25: Simatic Rf310m Software

    Define inputs for the commands "Read/write MDS" Tag Type Selection <Ctrl+S> or Set the tag memory size <ALT+X+T> SLG Status <ALT+X+G> Read the status of the RFID read/write unit About <ALT+ORANGE+?+B> Manufacturer data SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 26: Starting The Simatic Rf310m Software

    6.2 Starting the SIMATIC RF310M software Starting the SIMATIC RF310M software If the SIMATIC RF310M software is not started when the device is switched on, it can be started using the "RF310M" icon on the desktop or via "Desktop > My Computer >...
  • Page 27 However, this value can be adapted when executing the command. The current area is changed automatically when you edit and overwrite data in the editor, or when you write data. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 28: The Functions In The "file" Menu

    The filename can be up to 20 (alphanumeric) characters in length. When saving, the extension ".HEX" (data) is automatically added to the filename [see also Copying data from and to the Mobile Reader (Page 50)]. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 29: Exit

    6.4.3 Exit You can exit the SIMATIC RF310M program using "File > Exit" (or <ALT+F+X>) or the <ESC> key. You then reach the WinCE operating system level of the PSION Workabout Pro. You require the password relevant to the application for this, if you have previously assigned one.
  • Page 30: The Functions In The "tag" Menu

    The following tag functions are available that you can select in the menu via "Tag" (or <ALT+T>): ● Read ● Read OTP ● Read Config. Data ● Write ● Write OTP ● MDS Status ● Read TagID ● Init Figure 6-3 Tag functions SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 31: Progress And Timeout Display

    Timeout display in the case of the tag function You can now stop the command completely with "Cancel" or continue it with "Retry". If you retry, the interrupted command is continued at the point of interruption. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 32: Requirements For Operating The Tag Functions

    12 mm 45 mm 60 mm for further tags RF360T RF370T RF380T Distance limit (Sg) 22 mm 22 mm 18 mm Minimum distance 66 mm 66 mm 54 mm for further tags SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 33 (See the System Manual SIMATIC RF300 > RF300 planning the system > Field data of transponders, readers and antennas). Tags that follow each other closely, and are therefore in the area of the SIMATIC RF310M at the same time, can result in errors in reading and writing the tag data.
  • Page 34: Read Tag (mds)

    Chapter "Transponders" > "Memory configuration of the RF300 tag"). This is accepted by the Mobile Reader and compared with the tag (MDS) size. If you enter the value "01" under "Length" in the "Read Tag", only one byte will be read. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 35: Read Otp

    After the OTP area of a tag has been read, the tag cannot be written to. However, the function "Write OTP" is possible if needed. Before the tag can be written to again, the menu command "Tag > Read" must be executed. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 36: Reading The Tag Configuration Data

    0xFF17 Tag ID, byte 3 Tag ID (b24-b31) 0xFF16 Tag ID, byte 2 Tag ID (b16-b23) 0xFF15 Tag ID, byte 1 Tag ID (b8-b15) 0xFF14 Tag ID, byte 0 Tag ID (b0-b7) SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 37: Writing To The Tag

    You can use the menu command "Editor > Clear" (<ALT+E+C) to specify values to be written to the tag. See Clear (Page 41). SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 38: Write Otp

    The EEPROM user memory (address FF00-FF13, or FF80-FF90) requires significantly more time for writing than the high-speed FRAM memory (approx. 11 ms/byte). For time-critical applications with a write function, it is therefore recommended that FRAM tags are used (e.g. RF340T, RF350T, RF360T). SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 39: Read Tag Status

    For this purpose, you must have set the correct tag memory size, see Tag Type Selection (Page 46). The value can be entered in hexadecimal or ASCII depending on the setting under "Editor > Display". SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 40: The Functions In The "editor" Menu

    You can enter a memory address in decimal or hexadecimal format using "Editor > Jump to Address" (or <ALT+E+J>). This address will then be set as the start address in the Editor. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 41: Display

    "Editor > Clear" (or <ALT+E+C>). Figure 6-13 Clear You can specify the desired values in the window "Clear". The transponder is not accessed during this action. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 42: Data Edit

    ● Select "Editor > Data Edit" (or <ALT+E+E>) to enter the desired value in the "Data Edit" window. Figure 6-14 Data Edit The value is entered in the cell at which the cursor is currently located. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 43: The Functions In The "extras" Menu

    The Extras menu contains the following functions that you can select via "Extras" (or <ALT+X>): ● Password ● Language ● Address Setup ● Tag Type Selection ● SLG Status Figure 6-15 Extras functions SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 44: Password

    6.7.2 Language You can set English or German as the menu language of the SIMATIC RF310M software. Select the desired language in the "Language selection" window of the "Extras > Language" (<ALT+X+L>) menu and confirm with "OK". For more detailed information, please refer to Setting the language (Page 19).
  • Page 45: Address Setup

    Complete tag When reading/writing a tag, the entire tag is always edited. The read/write function is started immediately. It is not possible to enter a partial range of the tag. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 46: Tag Type Selection

    This setting also defines the memory area in the editor. It is not possible to access tag memory addresses beyond the memory size. Memory areas (read/write memory) see the System Manual "Transponders", Chapter "Features" of the relevant tag. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 47: Slg Status

    ● Firmware variants and version ● Driver variants and version ● Baudrate ● Error counter (passive) ● Abort counter ● Code error counter ● Signature error counter ● CRC error counter Figure 6-19 SLG Status SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 48: The Functions In The "?" Menu

    Figure 6-20 "About" function You will find information on the following points in the "? > About" menu: ● The manufacturer of the application: Siemens AG ● Hotline: Service phone and fax numbers ● Software version ● Operating system version...
  • Page 49: Advanced Functions

    "Flash Disk" folder of the Mobile Reader. You can enter any name with 1 to 8 alphanumeric characters. Note When you read the data from the tag, modify them in the Editor and then save them, the modified data are saved to the .HEX file. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 50: Copying Data From And To The Mobile Reader

    ● USB driver for the PSION Workabout Pro. ● The ActiveSync program from Microsoft ● A USB cable for connecting the PC to the PSION Workabout PRO . (Included in the scope of supply of the docking station.) SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 51: Working With The Active Sync Program

    ● Active Sync. is installed Opening the PSION workstation via Explorer and Mobile Device: Select "Mobiles Gerät" or "Mobile Device" in Explorer: Figure 7-1 Opening the PSION workstation via Explorer Then select the "Flash Disk" folder. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 52 Workabout PRO device via ActiveSync . Figure 7-2 Access to Workabout PRO via Active Sync "Explore" Then select the "Flash Disk" folder. Figure 7-3 Select the Flash Disk folder SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 53: Organization Of The File Read.hex

    Organization of the file READ.HEX The file READ_x.HEX contains only the pure data that are also available on the tag. The length of the file is identical with the memory size of the tag (in bytes). SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 54: The Automatic Power-saving Function

    Mobile Reader is pressed for approximately 5 minutes. In addition, the "SIMATIC RF310M" software has a further power-saving function. If no tag is detected for 30 seconds after starting a tag command, or if the tag currently being edited exits the field for longer than 30 seconds, the current tag command is interrupted.
  • Page 55: Error Messages Of The Simatic Rf310m Application

    Error messages of the SIMATIC RF310M application The messages in the table below can occur during operation. They are displayed in a separate window. An error message can appear as follows: Figure 8-1 Typical error message The first number designates the interface function with which the error occurred. The second number provides more detailed information about the error.
  • Page 56 Error messages of the SIMATIC RF310M application General errors General errors communicated by the read/write device are displayed as error code 101 to 131. These errors can occur with all functions. Error Error Meaning code message/display No tag with selected...
  • Page 57 Error messages of the SIMATIC RF310M application Read StartProtocol - 2 Interface Error Error message/display Meaning function code invalid parameter Invalid parameters timeout; reader send No communication to the reader: Hardware missing or no start protocol; defective reader not connected...
  • Page 58 Error messages of the SIMATIC RF310M application Reset Command - 83 Interface Error Error message/display Meaning function code error, wrong Incorrect parameter: StandbyTime standbyTime error, wrong Distance Incorrect parameter: Distance Limit Limit error during request Error when sending the command...
  • Page 59 Error messages of the SIMATIC RF310M application Read SLG Status Command - 86 Interface Error Error message/display Meaning function code error during request Error when sending the command error during read Error when receiving command answer no answer from tag/...
  • Page 60 Error messages of the SIMATIC RF310M application SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    Execute system reset. Press and hold the head of the RF310M does not orange, blue and red keys simultaneously for go out after a read/write access approximately 6 seconds. to the transponder. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 62 Troubleshooting SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 63: Technical Specifications

    IEC 801–2; IEC 801–3; IEC 801–4 Transmission frequency for power/data 13,56 MHz Compatibility With all SIMATIC RF300 data carriers (tags) Read/write distance to transponder Max. 20 mm Data transmission rate Read, write: approx. 3,100 bytes/s SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 64 Technical Specifications SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 65: Appendix

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Accessories Accessories Order No. SIMATIC RF handheld charging/docking station. 6GT2898-0BA00 Charging cradle for Workabout PRO Incl. wide-range power supply unit with universal adapter and cable SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 66: Ordering Components For Advanced Functions

    A.3 Ordering components for advanced functions Ordering components for advanced functions The advanced functions of the SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader, require components that are not supplied by Siemens. If you require these components for your application, please contact PSION direct or its representative in your country.
  • Page 67: Ascii Table

    Appendix A.5 ASCII table ASCII table Figure A-1 ASCII table SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 68: Service And Support

    ● You will find the online catalog and the online ordering system at: http://www.siemens.com/automation/mall Contacts If you have any further questions on the use of our products, please contact one of our representatives at your local Siemens office. The addresses are found on the following pages: ● On the Internet at: http://www.siemens.com/automation/partner ●...
  • Page 69: Training

    A.8 Training Training Training center We offer appropriate courses to get you started. Please contact your local Training Center or the Central Training Center in D-90327 Nuremberg. Telephone: +49 (911) 895-3200 http://www.siemens.com/sitrain SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 70 Appendix A.8 Training SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 71: Glossary

    Communauté Européenne (product mark of the European Union) FZP idle error counter Error counter (passive) HF field High-frequency field Field strength Mobile data memory (see transponder) One Time Programmable Random Access Memory Read/write devices (SLG) See readers SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 72 Because of their wireless design, transponders can be used, if necessary, at individual work locations or manufacturing stations, where their data can be read and updated. SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 73: Index

    Further information, 7 Data Edit, 42 High-frequency field Data editor Direction of propagation, 12 Interface structure, 27 Delivery status Restoring, 54 Design, 11 Directories, 49 Initializing, 39 Display, 41 Progress, 31 Setting, 41 SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 74: Simatic Rf310m Mobile Reader

    Volume of acoustic signals, 20 Read Configuration data of a tag, 36 OTP, 35 Write Tag, 34 OTP, 38 Tag ID, 39 Tag, 37 Tag status, 39 Read head, 12 Read tag, 34 SIMATIC RF310M Mobile Reader Operating Instructions, 07/2007, J31069-D0191-U001-A1-7618...
  • Page 76 Siemens AG Automation and Drives Factory Automation Sensors Postfach 4848 90327 NÜRNBERG DEUTSCHLAND www.siemens.com/simatic-sensors...

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