The 1059 reader provides the Motorola MC70/75/75A with High Frequency (HF) RFID functionality. The HF RFID attaches as a snap-on to the Motorola terminal and houses both the RFID reader and the antenna. Power for the reader is obtained from the terminal. The HF RFID reader provides the ability to read and write to a wide variety of transponders at 13.56 MHz including ISO 15693, ICODE (I & II) and the complete MIFARE family of ISO14443 (A & B). Flash upgradeability of the RFID reader firmware provides future proofing of the reader. The data output from the RFID reader may be simply incorporated into a Pocket PC application using the Software Development Kit (SDK).