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Impinj Indy Series Reader Chips—Embed Connectivity into Devices

Impinj Indy RAIN RFID reader chips set the performance standard for more than a decade. Together, the Indy R2000 and R500 reader chips power a wide range of RAIN RFID devices, including handhelds, tablets, POS, access control, shelf readers, gateways, fixed readers, and more.


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 high 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.

Notice: Impinj Indy reader chips are in the end-of- life process.


Why use Impinj Indy RAIN RFID reader chips

Impinj Indy reader chips enable high performance, lower system costs, and reduce design complexity.

  • High performance: get embedded connectivity without sacrificing 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

Connect every_thing with features that deliver high-performance

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 higher 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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Why use Impinj RAIN RFID reader chips

The new generation of Impinj reader chips enables manufacturers to easily embed high-performance RAIN connectivity into IoT devices that are smaller in size and consume less power. As a result, Impinj partners can develop a broad portfolio of devices to support current and emerging end-customer use cases. 

  • Optimized Performance Design for IoT Devices: Empowers reading tags farther and faster
  • Small Size with Low Power Consumption: Enables the use of small factor IoT devices that are embedded with RAIN connectivity
  • Broad Portfolio of Partner IoT Devices: Empowers the selection of the right device by providing Impinj’s partner ecosystem with the design and development tools that they need to develop a range of innovative devices.


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. Impinj partners make handheld, fixed, and wearable readers, RAIN RFID printers, tags and inlays, and more. Impinj partner-built reader modules enable accelerated product development, time to market, and government certifications worldwide.

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