OpenBeacon is a open and generic design for an active wireless transceiver device hardware that operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band. The tag contains a unique serial number, but may have other information like acceleration measurement. The OpenBeacon tag is designed as a transceiver device, and therefore both transmits and receives radio waves. The intention of this project is to offer a wide range of use cases such as visitor or item tracking and wireless remote control with a free self-contained and low-cost RFID design. It enables wireless remote control application and ultra low power wireless meshing nodes.
OpenPCD is a free and open RFID reader reference design platform. The OpenPCD firmware is software that runs in OpenPCD's AT91SAM7 ARM controller, and connects the RFID reader hardware (CL RC632 ASIC) with the Host PC via USB. The Firmware includes a custom USB device stack and drivers for the various embedded AT91SAM7 components. The firmware itself does not run on Linux, but it only works with a Linux host PC talking to it.