Impinj Delivers Packaged Monza 3 Tag Chips
Highly Durable Packaged Chip Suits Rugged Applications Perfectly
April 15, 2009 - Seattle, WA
Leading UHF Gen 2 radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provider Impinj, Inc. today announced the launch of packaged Monza™ 3 chips, which exhibit exceptional durability and address harsh operating environments requiring rugged tags. Engineered to sustain frequent thermal cycling and physical stress, the Monza packaged chips establish new benchmarks for reliability, performance, readability and high-speed field rewriteability while enabling numerous industrial applications that had proven too demanding for RFID technology. Because packaged chips allow for highly reliable, solder antenna connections, customers can expect excellent long-term performance in wide ranging asset tagging applications.
Packaged Monza 3 chips perfectly suit the electronics industry, where manufacturers leverage RFID to monitor work-in-process, inventory, board revision history and counterfeiting as well as to improve recalls and customer service. The new Monza 3 offering is the smallest and lowest profile packaged chip in its class, and manufacturers can integrate the parts onto printed circuit boards (PCBs) using industry-standard surface mount technology (SMT). Monza 3’s extremely small package size enables placement on even the most space-constrained PCBs.
RFID solution provider Mighty Card selected the packaged Monza 3 chip to drive its most critical asset tagging application. “We partnered with Impinj for one of our most important projects, the pallet rental application for Japan Pallet Rental Corporation,” said Koji Kabumoto, president of Mighty Card, RFID solution provider in Japan. “Impinj’s tag chip performance and innovative antenna design exceeded our expectations. We put the tags through extraordinarily rigorous testing—beyond our actual needs—and they survived. From delivery to performance, Impinj was excellent.”
Key Features of Packaged Monza 3 Chips:
- High-sensitivity coupled with superior interference rejection, which creates exceptional tag performance—even when buried deep within a pallet of RF-absorbing material
- Industrial temperature range, which yields reliable performance under harsh conditions
- Rugged package, which protects chips from the environment and allows robust attachment of tag antennas
“The key advantages of our packaged Monza 3 chips go beyond features listed on a data sheet,” said Kerry Krause, vice president of marketing at Impinj. “These parts allow our customers to address new, challenging end-user applications. Monza 3 packaged chips create many opportunities for UHF RFID in the industrial marketplace.”
Packaged Monza 3 parts are available now in production quantities.
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) wirelessly connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, luggage and food to consumer and business applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication. The Impinj platform uses RAIN RFID to deliver timely information about these items to the digital world, thereby enabling the Internet of Things.
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