Purpose of this document
This system manual contains all the information needed to plan and configure the system.
It is intended both for programming and testing/debugging personnel who commission the
system themselves and connect it with other units (automation systems, further
programming devices), as well as for service and maintenance personnel who install
expansions or carry out fault/error analyses.
Scope of validity of this document
This documentation is valid for all supplied variations of the SIMATIC RF300 system and
describes the state of delivery as of January 2009.
The following terms/abbreviations are used synonymously in this document:
● Reader, read/write device, write/read device
● Tag, transponder, mobile data memory, data carrier, MDS
● Communication module, interface module, ASM
Currently released versions of the SIMATIC RF300 system manual:
Declaration of conformity
The EC declaration of conformity and the corresponding documentation are made available
to authorities in accordance with the EC directives stated above. Your local sales
representative can provide these on request.
Revised edition, components added: RF310R with RS422 interface, RF350T and
RF360T; ASM 452, ASM 456, ASM 473 and ASM 475
Revised edition, components added: RF340R as well as RF350R with the antenna
types ANT 1, ANT 18 and ANT 30
Revised edition, components added: RF370T, RF380T and RF170C
Revised edition, degrees of protection changed for the RF300 reader
Revised edition, components added: RF380R and RF180C
Revised edition, expanded by the reader functions "RF300 Tags" and "ISO Tags" for
the SIMATIC RF310R and SIMATIC RF380R readers
System Manual, 01/2009, A5E01642529-03