Passive (batteryless) RFID technology has led to its adoption by a wide range of industries ranging from asset management and automation, to process and production control, to supply chain management. However, sensor data collection applications always required battery power. Recently, RFMicron , a Texas-based technology company developing smart passive sensors, created a battery-free, single-chip RFID sensor IC to support temperature, pressure and moisture sensing data capture solutions.
FEIG’s OBID i-scan UHF readers support the RFMicron’s Magnus® S family of ICs for RFID tags. The new temperature-sensing chip features RFMicron’s patented Chameleon™ technology that enables a single-chip solution without the need for a battery, microcontroller or wiring, for lower cost, reduced maintenance applications.
Working together, FEIG OBID® i-scan® UHF RFID readers and RFMicron temperature sensors enable an ideal RFID temperature monitoring solution for advanced wireless data capture applications in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). For example, data can be captured and stored in the RFID tag memory and uploaded to online medical records in the healthcare industry. Likewise, automated, real-time temperature monitoring is perfect for improved cold supply chain management.
Be sure to see an innovative temperature-sensing demonstration of FEIG’s OBID i-scan UHF RFID reader and RFMicron’s new sensor technology at RFID Journal LIVE!, April 15-17, in the FEIG Booth (710F) and the RFMicron Booth (936).