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Model: NLS-EM3080
Product Category: 2D Barcode Scanning Engine
Data type: 2D Bar Codes
Reading Mode:
Interface: TTL-232, USB
Wireless: None


NLS-EM3080 series embedded 2D barcode scan engines, armed with the Newland patented , a computerized image recognition system, bring about a new era of 2D barcode scan engines. The NLS-EM3080’s 2D barcode decoder chip ingeniously blends technology and advanced chip design & manufacturing, which significantly simplifies application design and delivers superior performance and solid reliability with low power consumption. The NLS-EM3080 supports all mainstream 1D symbologies as well as PDF417, QR Code, Data Matrix and GS1-DataBarTM(RSS) (RSS-Limited, RSS-14, RSS-14 Stacked and RSS-Expand).It provides an ideal solution for both emerging mobile phone-based barcode applications, like digital coupons, electronic tickets and boarding passes, and traditional applications. This compact engine weighs only 3 grams and fits easily into even the most space-constrained equipment such as data collectors, meter readers, ticket validators and PDAs.Moreover, the instant power on/off feature along with ultra-low power consumption brings greater efficiency and convenience in barcode scanning.


2D Barcode Decoder Chip

The engine armed with the unique 2D barcode decoder chip invented by Newland demonstrates unprecedented reading performance.

Two-In-One Design

Seamless integration of CMOS image sensor and decoder board makes the engine small, lightweight and easy for integration.

High Performance & Low Power Consumption
  • The engine can read most 1D and 2D barcodes with a power consumption only one fourth that of a traditional engine.


All-Round Scanning Capability

It can read barcodes on virtually any medium - paper, plastic cards, mobile phones and LCD displays.



Image Sensor

640×480 CMOS


Red LED 625±10 nm



PDF417,QR Code(QR1, QR2, Micro QR),Data Matrix (ECC200, ECC000, 050, 080, 100, 140)


Code128, UCC/EAN-128, AIM 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN/ISSN, UPC-E, UPC-A, Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF-6, ITF-14, Matrix 2 of 5, Industrial 25, Standard 25, Code39, Codabar, Code 93, Code 11, Plessey, MSI-Plessey, GS1-DataBarTM(RSS) (RSS-14, RSS-Limited, RSS-Expand).

Reading Precision


Depth of Field

Code 39

65mm - 95mm(5mil); 55mm - 295mm(20mil)


50mm -155mm(6.67mil)

Data Matrix

45mm -160mm(10mil)

QR Code

45mm -235mm(20mil)


55mm - 245mm(13mil)

Symbol Contrast

≥30% reflectance difference

Scan Angle**

Roll: 360°;  Pitch: ±50°;  Skew: ±50°

Field of View

Horizontal 36°;  Vertical 23°



TTL-232 / USB1.1

Operating Voltage


Current @ 3.3 VDC

Operating Current


Idle Current


Sleep Current







Operating Temperature

-20 °C to +60°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +85°C


5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Ambient Light

0 ~ 100000 lux (natural light)





Software development board for the NLS-EM3080, equipped with a trigger button, beeper and RS-232 & USB interfaces.


RS-232 Cable

Used to connect the NLS-EVK3000 to a host device; equipped with a power connector.

USB Cable

Used to connect the NLS-EVK3000 to a host device.

Power Adaptor

Used to provide power for the NLS-EVK3000.
Output: DC5V, 2A; Input: AC100~240V, 50~60Hz

**Test conditions:
Code39; 3 Bytes; Resolution=10mil; W:N=3:1; PCS=0.8; Barcode Height=11mm; Scan Distance=120mm; T=23℃; Illumination=200 lux

**Test conditions:

Code 39, 3 Bytes; Resolution=10mil; W:N=2.5:1; PCS=0.8; Barcode Height=40mm; Scan Distance=210mm, T=23℃,  Illumination= 200 LUX

*Specifications are subject to change without notice*

  Document Name Size Document Type
1 NLS-EM3080 Datasheet 254K Datasheet
2 NLS-EM3080 User_Guide 2303K User_Guide
3 NLS-EM3080 Integration_Guide 564K Integration_Guide

1. How to confirm the types of your equipment, X+? X? or other type?
A. X+ type(EM2027 series, last number of serial number is "X+"), supported interface types: USB-DataPipe, USB Com Port Emuation, HID-KBW,RS232.
X type(EM2100 series,last number of serial Number is "X"), supported interface types: USB-DataPipe, USB Com Port Emuation, HID-KBW,RS232.

2. How to confirm whether the driver has been installed successfully?
A. First, confirm the equipment had connected to PC and the equipment operating normally.
Open: Control Panel> Device Manager> Universal Serial Bus Controller,
 If there is "Newland USB Datapipe to series Device" said connection is "USB Com Port Emuation"--COM.
 If there is "Newland USB DataPipe Device" said connection is "USB-DataPipe".
 If there is yellow "!" before the equipment, delete the equipment, and then scan detection hardware changes,  Wait for the system to automatically install the new drivers finished.

3. Whether it is necessary upgrade the driver of USB-Datapipe from the old version to the new v1.2 USB driver (vcomctrl v1.2.exe)?
A. The new driver support USB Interface of X+ : USB-DataPipe/ USB Com Port Emuation/HID-KBW. If the users of X series, had developed their own application through the USB SDK, recommendations are not updated to the latest driver.

4. If you have installed v1.2 USB driver, how to connect by USB-Datapipe?
A. If your equipment is X+ series, read the set code of USB-Datapipe.(You can download The Manual of Settings Code free from this website.) If your equipment is X series, first you should close USB to COM serve, open Control Panel> Tools> Services, find "Bulk to Serial service", select properties: select stop, Startup Type: Manual.

5. After installed the new driver, how to find out the COM port corresponding to the USB Com Port Emuation?
A. Open Start> all the procedures>vcomctrl>vcomctrl, you can find the number of the COM port there.

6. Why QuickSet can not connect the equipment through USB after installed v1.2 driver?
A. Confirm FAQ-1 driver has installed correctly --> Check out the number of COM port of FAQ-4 --> Confirmed equipment has been launched. Open the Quickset, select the right COM port,manual detection. If the detection failed, you can choose one of the following ways to solve the problem:

i.Check out whether swich to HID-KBW and have set Non-HID-KBW when read The Manual of Settings Code. Change and connect it again.

ii. If it connect through COM before, open "File>PC comm... > USB>OK" in Quickset, try whether it work.

iii. Close Quickset, close connection then open Control Panel> Tools> Services, find "Bulk to Serial service", select properties: select stop, and then start it again. Connect the equipment, open Quickset, try connection through COM.

iv. Close Quickset, close connection. Reboot the equipment, open Quickset, connect it again.

  Document Name Size Document Type
1 signed_driver for 2D_chip 7K Driver


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