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Impinj RAIN RFID Reader Chips—Embed Connectivity into Devices

Impinj reader chips provide a foundation for designing a wide range of smart edge devices with embedded RAIN RFID read/write capability. To simplify the development of customized RAIN RFID enabled devices and IoT solutions, Impinj partners offer a broad portfolio of highly integrated reader modules built using Impinj chips.


Embedded RAIN RFID chips enable a broad spectrum of devices and solutions

Impinj Indy R2000 and R500 reader chips contain a complete RAIN RFID front-end and modem, and require minimal external components to implement a RAIN RFID reader circuit. The Impinj R2000 chip offers market leading sensitivity and tag read rate performance, and the Impinj R500 chip provides a low-cost alternative for proximal use cases. Both chips share the same dimensions and pinout, enabling easy migration between the two. Together these chips power a wide range of RAIN RFID devices, including handhelds, tablets, POS, access control, shelf readers, gateways, fixed readers, and more.


Why use Impinj RAIN RFID reader chips

Impinj reader chips enable market-leading performance, lower system costs, and reduce design complexity.

  • High performance: get embedded connectivity without sacrificing industry-leading read range and rates

  • Flexibility: design custom RAIN RFID enabled devices or IoT solutions, optimized for size, mobility, and cost

  • Compatibility: pin compatibility between Impinj Indy R2000 and R500 enables single hardware design for both high-performance and cost-sensitive applications

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Worldwide compliance

An easy path to regulatory compliance with market-proven reference designs

Long-range support

Choose proximal chip for 3 meter read range or chip with market-leading receiver performance for greater than 10 meters read range

Demanding-environment support

Proprietary Self-Jammer Cancellation (SJC) technology maintains performance even with antenna reflections in metal-rich environments

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Impinj connectivity platform—a foundation for IoT solutions

The Impinj platform lays a foundation for IoT solutions development, extending the Internet’s reach from the cloud, through edge connectivity devices, all the way to physical items. Our broad partner ecosystem uses our platform's best-in-market products, capabilities, and technology to deliver whole products that address business needs. Wirelessly connect everyday items to identify, locate, and protect them. Easy to deploy and use, our platform delivers performance unequaled by mix-and-match approaches built from other vendors’ products.


Improve visibility with Impinj-powered handheld readers

Improve visibility into inventory and enterprise assets using a high-performing RAIN RFID handheld reader built with an Impinj reader chip inside. Manufactured by Impinj partners, these handheld readers are ergonomic and durable with intuitive designs and long-lasting batteries. Handheld RAIN RFID readers can augment systems that include fixed RAIN RFID readers and gateways.



Find Impinj-powered products from our trusted partner network

Explore RAIN RFID products from our partners—built on the Impinj platform and designed to help you solve the toughest business challenges. Find readers, tags, reader modules, and more.