The mid-range antenna (MIRA) was developed for applications in range between the near and far field. The focus of the compact design was for integration in space-critical applications. The typical read range varies from 0.2 to 2m of course this is depending on tag properties, environment and requirements. Reading distances of up to 5m are possible with tag dimensions of only 13x15mm. In most cases the MiRa is used for reading distances up to 2m, for which it features sufficient selectivity. Therefore, this antenna design is especially suitable for applications in the so-called transition area with different tag types.