SPECIFICATION SHEET
MC9090-G RFID
Handheld RFID Readers for Global Deployments
FEATURES
Multiple configurations
available that support
standards around the world
Flexibility to support global
deployment needs
Supports EPC Gen 2 (DRM)
Allows easy integration of
RFID as part of your supply
chain processes
Exceptionally rugged
construction: passes
industry’s most stringent
drop and tumble tests; IP64
sealing rating; integrated
internal antennas
Flexibility to use in nearly any
environment; dramatically
reduces repair and downtime
costs; delivers enterprise
performance and ROI
Supports 1D, 1D at
extended ranges (ER, US
Only) and 2D bar code
scanning, RFID and imaging
Multi-modal single device
provides superior application
flexibility and cost-efficiencies
Empower mobile workers with real-time
comprehensive advanced data capture
capabilities in a rugged handheld computer
Streamline your business operations, reduce errors,
and increase your productivity and profitability
with the power of the MC9090-G RFID Handhelds
from Motorola. The device provides mobile
workers throughout the supply chain with
complete data capture functionality and realtime connectivity to critical business applications.
Workers can read RFID tags, and capture 1D, 1D
at extended ranges (ER, US Only) and 2D bar codes
as well as images, ensuring seamless integration
throughout the enterprise. Handheld, on-thespot RFID capabilities remove the dependency
on fixed readers installed at typical choke points,
enabling efficient exception handling, pricing audits
and changes, stock picking and more.
With support for U.S. frequencies, APAC frequencies
and the European standard ETSI EN 302 208, this
versatile product line can easily support global
deployments. The superior construction is designed
to withstand rigorous use in extreme environments
and a wide variety of working conditions, providing the
flexibility to be used on the manufacturing floor, in the
warehouse, on the loading dock, and out in the yard
as well as in the back room or out on the sales floor
of a retail operation. An anywhere, anytime
wireless connection provides the real-time information
needed to streamline business processes, increase
productivity and enable more strategic decision-making. 
Support for wireless printing, wireless headsets and
more via wireless PAN simplifies everyday use for
end-users, while the ergonomic pistol-grip design
provides comfort in scan intensive applications, such
as shelf price audits and inventory management.
Easy-to-use robust locationing
RFID handheld readers typically identify the general
proximity of an item — for example, a shelf. With
the MC9090-G RFID EMDK (Enterprise Mobility
Development Kit), you can now achieve pinpoint
locationing with intuitive audible and visual cues that
quickly and easily guides workers to a desired item.
As the device moves closer to a specific item, a beep
tone increases in frequency and volume, while a
sliding graphical bar increases in size.
The power to meet your enterprise application
requirements
Equipped with the latest advances in mobile
technology, the MC9090-G RFID handheld provides
support for the richest enterprise applications. 
Whether your application is simple or complex, the
MC9090-G RFID reader delivers performance you can
count on — from the latest Intel processor designed
for the specific demands of mobility, to robust
persistent storage capabilities and multiple advanced
data capture options. 
The ability to read and encode RFID tags, capture
images as well as scan bar codes enables enterprises
to deploy a single device in many business areas,
eliminating the need and associated costs for
multiple devices in multi-modal data capture
SPECIFICATION SHEET
MC9090-G RFID
Handheld RFID Readers for Global Deployments
Pinpoint locationing
technology
A unique combination of
intuitive audible and visual
cues easily guides workers
to a specific item: as the
device moves closer to the
desired item, a beep tone
increases in frequency and
volume, while a sliding
graphical bar increases
in size
Common Motorola
platform
Maximizes software
development investment
Intel XScale PXA270
processor: 624 MHz;
enhanced memory
architecture for
persistent storage
Supports simple to complex
multimedia applications;
ensures retention of
mission-critical data
Windows Mobile 5.0
and 6.1
Advanced mobile
operating system for
robust application support
(Windows or applicationspecific)
environments. Workers can count on ample
battery life for a full shift through superior power
management. And modular keypads, a rugged touch
panel and a display that is easy to view inside and
outside provides users with maximum readability, as
well as ease-of-use and comfort.
Rugged construction and maximum
manageability deliver a low TCO
The MC9090-G delivers outstanding investment
protection and a low total cost of ownership through
superior design, construction, manageability and
support services. Adding Motorola
Mobility Services Platform (MSP) enables you to
quickly and easily provision, track and support
all your MC9090-G RFID devices from a central
location, delivering an unprecedented level of
simplicity and low cost to management of mobile
devices. And to help protect your investment,
Motorola offers Service from the Start with
Comprehensive Coverage.
For more information on the MC9090-G RFID
handheld and its full line of accessories, visit our
global contact directory at www.motorola.com/
enterprise/contactus, or visit us on the Web at
www. motorola.com/mc9090g-rfid
MARKET, APPLICATIONS AND USERS
Market
Applications
User
Manufacturing
Inventory management
Supply-line replenishment
Assembly-line personnel
Shipping/receiving personnel
Retail
Warehouse management
Price audits/changes
Store receiving
Inventory management
Sales associates
Receiving-dock personnel
Stock-room personnel
Supervisors
Wholesale
Warehouse management
Receiving/Putaway/Shipping
Warehouse personnel
Distribution
Returns processing
Loading-dock personnel
Third-party logistics
Warehouse management
Warehouse personnel
Pharmaceutical
Enhanced Traceability
Compliance personnel
Aviation
Parts Tracking
Baggage
Maintenance personnel
Baggage handling personnel
Defense
Logistics/Supply
Service personnel
HOW DO HANDHELD SOLUTIONS ADD VALUE TO RFID TECHNOLOGY?
Challenge
Solution
Exception Processing
Allows misreads and other problem shipments to be investigated
away from the dock without impeding flow
Remote Location Support
Provides a means of utilizing RFID information for receiving
Quick Start
No installation and low total solution cost allows a “quick start”
with RFID
On Site Processing
Goods stored away from fixed readers — e.g. in storage racks — can
still be processed using RFID tag information
Mixed Bar Code and RFID
Lets workers switch quickly between RFID-tagged items and items
marked with a bar code
MC9090-G RFID Specifications
Physical and Environmental Characteristics
Wireless Data Communications
Dimensions:
10.75 in. L x 4.7 in. W x 7.7 in. H
27.3 cm L x 11.9 cm W x 19.5 cm H
WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g
Weight: 35.4 oz./1 kg (includes battery, scanner
and radio)
Output Power: 100 mW U.S. and international
Keyboard: 53-key; Terminal Emulation
(5250, 3270, VT)
Data Rate: 802.11a: up to 54 Mbps; 802.11b:
up to 11 Mbps; 802.11g: up to 54 Mbps
Antenna: Internal
Display: QVGA color
Power: Removable, rechargeable 7.2 volt Lithium
Ion 2200 mAh battery pack, 15.8 watt hours
Frequency Range: All country dependent: 802.11a - 5 GHz;
802.11b – 2.4 GHz; 802.11g – 2.4 GHz
PAN (Bluetooth Support):
Bluetooth Version 1.2 with BTExplorer
(manager) included
Performance Characteristics
CPU: Intel® XScale™ Bulverde PXA270
processor at 624 MHz
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
Premium Edition and 6.1 Premium Edition
Memory (RAM/ROM): 64 MB/128 MB
Peripherals and Accessories
Cradles: Single-slot serial/USB, 4-slot Ethernet,
4-slot charge only
Printers: Supports extensive line of Motorolaapproved printers and cables
Charger: 4-Slot universal battery charger
Expansion: SD/MMC card
Application Development:
PSDK, DCP and SMDK available through
Motorola Developer Zone Web site
Bar Code Options:
Omni-directional 1D, 1D ER (extended
range, US only) and 2D imaging engine
reads symbologies and captures grayscale
images and signatures with intuitive laser
aiming.
Regulatory
Operating Temp.:
-4° F to 122° F/-20° C to 50° C
Charging Temp.: 32° F to 104° F/0° C to 40° C
Storage Temp.: -40° F to 158° F/-40° C to 70° C
Humidity:
5% to 95% non-condensing
Drop Spec: Multiple drops to concrete: 6 ft./1.8 m
across the operating temperature range
Tumble: 2,000 one-meter tumbles at room
temperature (4,000 hits)
Environmental Sealing:
IP64 (electronic enclosure, display
and keypad)
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD):
+/-15kVdc air discharge; +/-8kVdc direct
discharge; +/-8kVdc indirect discharge
User Environment
RFID
Standards supported:EPC Gen 2 DRM (DRM compliant
up to 0.5w)
Nominal read range*: 0.2 ft. to 10 ft./6.09 cm to 304.8 cm
Nominal write range*: 1 ft. to 2 ft./30.5 cm to 60.9 cm
Field: 70-degree cone (approx.) measured from
nose of device
Antenna: Integrated, linearly polarized
Frequency Range: US: 902-928 MHz
Europe: 865.7-867.5MHz (ETSI EN 302 208)
Output Power: US: 1W (2W EIRP)
Europe: 0.5w
Other Accessories: Cable adapter module; snap-on magnetic
stripe reader; modem module; full set of
cables
General: Approved for use in the United States,
Canada, Europe, South Korea and
additional APAC countries**
Electrical Safety: Certified to UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1, IEC 60950-1
EMI/RFI Radio Versions:
US: FCC Part 2 (SAR), FCC Part 15, RSS210
Europe: EN 301 893, EN 300 328 EN 60950-1
Laser Safety: IEC Class2/FDA Class II in accordance with
IEC60825-1/EN60825-1, 21CFR1040.10
Warranty
The MC9090-G RFID is warranted against defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one year (12 months) from date
of shipment, provided the product remains unmodified and is
operated under normal and proper conditions.
Recommended Services
Customer Services: Service from the Start – Bronze with
Comprehensive Coverage
*Actual read/write range is dependent upon a number of factors, including the specific tag used,
nature of the items tagged, and presence or absence of radio interference.
**NOTE: The MC9090-G RFID is not available in all European and APAC countries
due to the ongoing in-country approval of the regulatory standard. Check with your local
Motorola Enterprise Mobility business representative for availability in your country.
Model numbers for Regulatory Certification are MC9090R7 and MC9090R8, MC9090CN - China, MC9090 -R1 EMEA, MC9090-R7 US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Thailand,
Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan
NOTICE: Repairs of this product may require the use of Motorola proprietary parts (and/or
Motorola proprietary information). Motorola will sell these parts (and provide this proprietary
information) only to end-user customers for self-service. Applicable in the U.S. For all other
countries, please contact your Motorola account manager or the local Motorola Customer
Service representative in your area for further details.
WPAN: Bluetooth v1.2
radio with BT Explorer
(Manager included)
Wirelessly synchronize,
print, and connect to
a headset
Large QVGA display:
exceptional clarity
and contrast
Easy to read in a variety of
lighting conditions
Forward scanning, pistol
grip ergonomics
Reduces user fatigue in
bar code scanning and
RFID tag reading intensive
applications
Integrated directional
antenna (70 degree
forward-looking)
Enables isolation of
desired tags
API (Application
Programming Interface)
for Microsoft® Windows®
CE.NET 4.2 and Windows
Mobile 5.0 and 6.1
Familiar tools simplify and
reduce the time required to
develop RFID-enabled
applications
SPECIFICATION SHEET
MC9090-G RFID
Handheld RFID Readers for Global Deployments
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