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Ultra High Frequency RFID (UHF)

Electro-Com distribute ultra high frequency 860Mhz - 900MHz RFID technology ranges.

Ultra High Frequency (UHF) technology is the newest member of our RFID product family. UHF RFID operates between 860MHz to 960MHz band width and varies from region to region. Australia has specified 918-926MHz, the US has specified 915MHz and Europe 868MHz for RFID applications.

The non-profit organisation EPCglobal who is chartered to drive standards for RFID technology approved the EPCglobal UHF Generation 2 specification in December 2004. This decision marks a milestone for EPCglobal who chaired the standard based on consensus from more than 60 technology companies and government agencies worldwide. The UHF Gen2 standard will provide the platform on which future products for passive RFID technology are built.

The Gen2 specification is seen as the most significant event in EPCglobal's history. It is believed that it opens the door for a large number of manufacturers to make Gen 2 products quickly. It allows for global interoperability [of EPC systems] and creates a single converged standard. End users won't have to worry about using equipment specified for Class 0, Class 1, Class 2, ISO 18000-6A or 18000-6B UHF standards

Electro-Com are keeping at the forefront of EPC standards and local and overseas RFID technology developments by being actively involved in a number of RFID industry groups and associations such as Automatic Data Capture Arena (ADCA).

NUHF RFID is ideally targeted towards supply chain and logistics applications and is considered to be better suited for reading pallets and cases from portal or conveyor antennas, while the HF technology's shorter read range allows for a more well-defined read zone. HF is better suited for item-level applications.

New TI-RFID EPC GEN 2 Chip - Latest News from TI

Texas Instruments is pleased to introduce its EPC Gen 2 chip, an advanced silicon design that improves tag performance and facilitates the visibility and movement of supply chain goods.

  • Increased chip-to-reader sensitivity for higher performance.
  • Now shipping in volume production.
  • Chips and straps available for inlay, label and packaging manufacturers.

For more information on UHF RFID please read:

Texas Instruments™ EPC Gen2 UHF Technology

Texas Instruments TI-RFid™ have developed UHF RFID tags for supply chain and logistics applications that meet the EPC Gen2 standards developed by EPCglobal.

EPC UHF RFID technology adds the capabilities to change and update the information on each tag as it proceeds through various points in the supply chain. This provides new levels of up-to-date information for better decision making.

1"After all the marketing hype and technology claims, what you really need is a partner who can deliver an RFID-EPC solution that's ready today ? and who'll be there to support you tomorrow. Texas Instruments RFid Systems and its Team Tag-it? partners are synonymous with deploying innovative RFID applications. TI 's semiconductor manufacturing prowess, and global reach have produced RFID solutions that have helped companies like Marks & Spencer, Gap Inc., and Goldwin Sportswear build real returns on their RFID investment."

The newest and most advanced of the EPCglobal RFID specifications for the UHF band centered around 900 MHz, EPC Gen 2 overcomes limitations of EPCglobal's older Class 0 and Class 1 specifications, providing enhanced features and improved performance such as robust operation in high-density reader environments, compliance with global spectrum regulations, superior tag throughput, enhanced security, privacy and robustness.

TI-RFid™ for Your EPC Supply Chain

The Retail Supply Chain is ready for the transformational efficiencies that can be made possible with RFID technology. The Texas Instruments EPC Gen 2 solutions, designed to connect the links in the global supply chain, enable retailers, CPGs , label converters and reader manufacturers to improve production processes, develop infrastructure interoperability enhancements, and create advanced packaging solutions for the retail stores of the future.

Texas Instruments is the RFID technology leader delivering the promise of a global EPC Gen 2 solution in the 860-960 MHz frequency range. With over 8 years in smart label production systems expertise, TI has the knowledge, experience, and manufacturing scalability to meet the demands of the world-wide supply chain market and to ensure interoperability across the EPC-enabled retail and CPG infrastructure.

FEIG Electronic OBID i-scan® UHF

RFID Reader Family for identification of UHF transponders (865-960 MHz), compatible with EPC Gen 2 and ISO18000-6.

OBID i-scan® Readers are available as Proximity-, Mid Range- and Long Range devices with different interfaces. Furthermore several UHF antennas are offered.

Typical applications:

  • Automation
  • Process Control
  • Production Control
  • Supply Chain Management (Retail & Logistics)
  • Asset Management

If we missed describing your application, please contact us. We certainly will also have the right RFID components for your needs.

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