We have recently started shipping improved Antennas and Proxmark3's with every Kit. The HF Antenna has been completely redesigned with a new coil and components. The LF Antenna has the same design but small changes to the component values. The Proxmark3 has gone all Micro, and has improved components and tuning. These improvements will provide better read range and reliability. Details of improvements can be seen at this link.
|Antenna||Old Read Range (cm)||New Read Range (cm)|
|Low Frequency - 125 and 134 kHz||6-7||10|
|High Frequency - 13.56 MHz||2-5||6-10|
The Proxmark is the only SDR targeting NFC and RFID frequencies that is capable of both transmitting and receiving while meeting the timing requirements of most proximity protocols. The Proxmark also provides full control over the radio layer in addition to software support for several higher-level protocols (ex. ISO14443A).
The LF Antenna enables communication with tags that operate at 125kHz and 134kHz (including HID Prox II, HITAG, and EM4100). The HF Antenna enables communication with tags operating at 13.56Mhz (including Mifare Classic/Ultralight, and iClass)
The Proxmark has proven itself to be an invaluable tool within the research community. Here are some examples of how the Proxmark has been used to perform research:
The Proxmark also makes a great educational tool. The entire platform (including hardware and software) is open source and can be readily analyzed and inspected. The Proxmark includes many of the major components found in a general purpose SDR but is simpler and therefore easier to understand. Faculty members and students should contact us about educational discounts if interested in incorporating the Proxmark into a course of study.
In The Box: Enclosed Proxmark, LF Antenna, HF Antenna, 1 HF Tag Bundle, 1 LF Tag Bundle, All Required Cables
HF Tag Bundle: 1x Mifare 1K, 1x 4k, and 1x Ultralight Tags
LF Tag Bundle: EM4100, 1x HID 1326 ProxCard II, 1x T5577 Tags
Tested With: Windows 10, Linux, MacOS
Manufacturer: Rysc Corp
Made In: USA
Below is a quick comparison of the Rysc Corp, Elechouse Proxmark3, and RFXSecure Proxmark3 Easy.
|Antenna Type||PCB||Wound wire||PCB,Wound Wire|
|Antenna Connector||4-pin Mini USB||MMCX||Integrated|
|Dimensions||82 mm x 52 mm||82 mm x 38 mm||82 mm x 52 mm|
|Open Source Hardware||Yes||No||No|
|FPGA||Spartan 2||Spartan 2||Spartan 2|
|Fully Enclosed Board||Yes||No||No|