RFID system-on-a-chip helps
streamline tracking device design
Jul 9, 2010 2:02 PM
Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company [NYSE: LMT] providing real-time supply chain and asset management systems, has unveiled a state-of-the-art radio frequency identification (RFID) system-on-a-chip (SoC) about the size of a dime that streamlines design and development processes of DASH7 RFID-based tracking devices.
Saviís new active RFID SoC combines three different microprocessor chips onto one silicon chip package, which consolidates and simplifies integration of electrical circuitry used to process and store data on RFID tags and readers. As a result, the design and manufacturing processes of standards-based active RFID hardware and enabling systems are speedier and more cost-effective while maintaining the full functionality and memory of Saviís hardware.
The RFID SoC, which contains not only all of the core technology from Savi tags and readers but also enhanced functionality, is available now as part of the OEM Modules sold through the new Savi Developer program. Savi Developers have open access to component technologies required to make RFID hardware and adaptive software applications based on Savi Technology products. The small size of Saviís SoC now makes it much easier to embed RFID in other technology devices or directly into an asset.
This product provides an ultra-low-power 32-bit ARM processor core in a single 9 x 9 mm chip package. The RFID SoC has all of the core capabilities of a Savi RFID product.
In addition, Savi Technology is offering developers the OEM Tag Developer Kit and the OEM Tag Module, which give developers and integrators access to Savi core technology as well as flexibility to add power options, antennas, and sensors to their applications.
For more information, visit www.savi.com.
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