The Proxmark3 Dev Kit 2 (RDV2) from Elechouse is more portable and brings various improvements to the open source design. Antennas are improved and the connection is through mmcx cables which are a lot easier to find and work with. Antennas can be mounted on the device in various configurations and easily held. An optional 3.7v battery can be placed inside the shell and powering the device is still possible with external USB batteries.
Whether you’re in the field, in the lab, or in the classroom, the Proxmark3 is the RFID tool of the trade when it comes to sniffing, reading, and cloning RF Tags. Proxmark3 can run independently from a PC powered by an optional 3.7 V battery, and offers depending on the targeted RFID Tag advanced functions like Offline Encryption, Online sniffing, default key cracking, data dumping, or the ability to run simulations. It is currently the “gold standard” when it comes to RFID research.
Developed back in 2007 by Jonathan Westhues and published under General Public License, the Proxmark3 has made its way from a DIY project to an almost ready-to-use device capable of analyzing the RFID communication at low frequencies (125 KHz) and high frequencies (13.56MHz).
RFID was first introduced for identification purposes only, but was quickly adopted for other applications in commerce and transportation. RFID technology is now in widespread use for a variety of applications across many industries.RFID-based ID cards can be read and cloned.
Each unit is pre-flashed with pm3-bin-2.5.0
- Read just about any RFID tag
- Pretend to be a reader or a tag
- Sniff communications between a reader and tag
- Operate in standalone mode without a PC (USB battery required)
Advantages and Benefits
Compared with other on the market available Proxmark-like and RF cloning devices, the Proxmark3 is under constant development and the RDV2 offers the following improvements:
- Improved LF and HF antennas
- LF antenna: 35.23 V @ 125.00 kHz
- LF antenna: 27.64 V @ 134.00 kHz
- LF optimal: 35.39 V @ 127.66 kHz
- HF antenna: 24.08 V @ 13.56 MHz
- Enhanced antenna wires
- 512KB of dual bank flash memory (AT91SAM7S512)
- Improved shell
- Power indicator LED
Accessories included in the kit has everything you need to get started with your RFID research.
- Low Frequency Antenna – Tuned to operate at 125kHz, 134kHz, and optimally at 127.66 kHz
- High Frequency Antenna – Tuned to operate at 13.56mHz
- Tag bundle – Includes six type of RFID tags: T5577 (125kHz) read/write card, Mifare 1 S50 (13.56mHz) read/write card, Mifare Ultralight (13.56mHz) read/write card, Mifare UID (13.56mHz) read/write card, HID (125kHz) read/write card, and EM4100 (125kHz) read card.
- Protective PCB shell, USB cable, MMCX cables, board riser and screws