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RFID chip supports EPCglobal coding structure

19 May 2004 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT Conferences & Events

Royal Philips Electronics has announced the availability of what it says is the industry's first RFID chip compliant to worldwide regulations supporting the EPCglobal standardisation activity for UHF. With recent RFID mandates (such as those from Wal-Mart, Metro, Tesco, Target, and the Department of Defense), that require logistics and supply chain systems to have RFID technology implementation by 2005, manufacturers are currently looking for ways to quickly and effectively employ RFID technology in their supply chain. The Philips UCODE EPC 1.19 chip for pallet and case identification supports the 96-bit EPCglobal coding standardisation.

The hardware supporting the UCODE EPC 1.19 will also be able to support the G2 specification based on an easily implemented firmware upgrade. Philips says that users of the chip in the retail and supply chain environment can make full use of the 256 bits of read/write memory to store additional information onto the chip if required. The UCODE EPC 1.19 chip operates under both US regulations with ranges of 5,7 m (write), 8,2 m (read); as well as in Europe with ranges of 5,2 m (write) and 7,4 m (read). The chip has an anti-collision speed of 150 tags per second.





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