PL5000 Series Hardware Decoder Family

PL5000 Series Hardware Decoder Family

Advanced decoding and data capture for all Zebra 1D/2D imagers. Maximize the value of the Zebra scan engine in your products with the PL5000 Series of decoders. No matter which engine you choose for your designs, there’s a PL5000 decoder that will meet your needs.

With Zebra's PL5000 Series of hardware decoders, you’ll find a decoder that will fit in your product designs in any available space.

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  • Choose Your Size and Form Factor

    The PL5000A miniature decoder board is designed for space-constrained products. The PL5000B standard size decoder board is for products with more room, and the PL5000C Ball Grid Array (BGA) can be soldered directly onto your circuit board.

  • Hardware Decoder Options for Every Zebra Scan Engine

    No matter which Zebra scan engine you choose, there’s a compatible hardware decoder option. The PL5000A and PL5000C are available in parallel and MIPI — providing support for Zebra’s SE2100 value-priced imaging engine and the SE4850, Zebra’s unparalleled long-range imaging engine.

  • Easily Add New Features - Without Buying New Hardware

    A new integrated licensing client enables you to instantly access licensed features, such as Drivers’ License parsing. Now, you no longer need to purchase a different scan engine model to add the features of today and tomorrow to your designs, reducing product development time and cost.

PL5000A Hardware Decoder

PL5000A Hardware Decoder

Space Saver

The PL5000A miniature decoder board is designed for the most space-constrained products.

  • Dimensions

    0.65 in. H x 1.19 in. W x 0.33 in. D
    16.4 mm H x 30.12 mm W x 8.4 mm D

  • Weight

    PL5000A-Parallel/PL5000A-MIPI:
    0.119 oz/0.121 oz; 3.40 g/3.44 g

  • Interface

    PL5000A-Parallel: 31-pin ZIF host connector (0.3 mm pitch), micro USB B
    PL5000A-MIPI: 31-pin ZIF host connector (0.3 mm pitch), micro USB B

  • Scanning Technology

    Array Imager

  • Decode Capabilities

    1D and 2D

PL5000B Hardware Decoder

PL5000B Hardware Decoder

Standard Size, Cost Effective

The PL5000B standard size decoder board is for products with more room.

  • Dimensions

    PL5000B: 1.05 in. H x 1.53 in. W x 0.25 in. D
    26.6 mm H x 38.74 mm W x 6.23 mm D

    PL5000B-USB: 1.05 in. H x 1.53 in. W x 0.29 in. D
    26.6 mm H x 38.74 mm W x 7.35 mm D

  • Weight

    PL5000B: 0.20 oz/5.61 g
    PL5000B-USB: 0.22 oz/6.17 g

  • Interface

    PL5000B: 30-pin ZIF host connector (0.5 mm pitch), micro USB B
    PL5000B-USB: 30-pin ZIF host connector (0.5 mm pitch), micro USB B

  • Scanning Technology

    Array Imager

  • Decode Capabilities

    1D and 2D

PL5000C Hardware Decoder

PL5000C Hardware Decoder

Ball Grid Array Option

The PL5000C Ball Grid Array (BGA) can be soldered directly onto your circuit board, allowing you to deeply embed our data capture technology into your products with a near zero footprint.

  • Dimensions

    PL5000C-Parallel / PL5000C-MIPI:
    0.47 in. H x 0.75 in. W x 0.11 in. D
    12.0 mm H x 19.0 mm W x 2.82 mm D

  • Weight

    PL5000C: 0.04 oz/1.0 g

  • Interface

    PL5000C-Parallel / PL5000C-MIPI: 104-ball BGA component

  • Scanning Technology

    Array Imager

  • Decode Capabilities

    1D and 2D