Alien Higgs-3 UHF RFID TAG IC

Alien Higgs-3 Chip
Alien Higgs-3 Chip

Higgs-3 is a highly integrated single chip UHF RFID Tag IC. The chip conforms to the EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 specifications and provides state-of-the-art performance for a broad range of UHF RFID tagging applications.

Higgs-3 Features
* Meets EPCglobal Gen2 (V 1.2.0) as well as ISO/IEC 18000-6C
* Worldwide operation in the RFID UHF bands (860-960 MHz)
* 800-Bits of Nonvolatile Memory
– 96-EPC Bits, extensible to 480 Bits
– 512 User Bits
– 64 Bit Unique TID
– 32 Bit Access and 32 bit Kill Passwords
* Pre-Programmed with a unique, unalterable 64-bit serial number
* User Memory can be Block Perma-Locked as well as read password protected in 64 Bit Blocks
* Supports all Mandatory and Optional Commands including Item Level Commands
* Custom Commands for high speed programming; 30 tags per second for the 96-bit EPC number
* Low power operation for both read and program
* Exceptional operating range, up to 10m with appropriate antenna

UHF RFID Tag IC-Alien Higgs-3

Higgs-3 is a highly integrated single chip UHF RFID Tag IC. The chip conforms to the EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 specifications and provides state-of-the-art performance for a broad range of UHF RFID tagging applications.

Higgs-3 is a highly integrated single chip UHF RFID Tag IC. The chip conforms to the EPCglobal Class 1 Gen 2 specifications and provides state-of-the-art performance for a broad range of UHF RFID tagging applications.

Higgs-3 operates at extremely low power levels yet still provides sufficient backscatter signal to read tags at extended range. It can also be programmed at low RF power and, in conjunction with a custom command – LoadImage – be programmed at high speed. Higgs-3 is implemented in a low cost CMOS process and uses proven and cost effective EEPROM technology.

Higgs-3 offers a flexible memory architecture that provides for the optimum allocation of EPC and User memory for different use cases such as legacy part numbering systems and service history. User memory can also be read and or write locked on 64-bit boundaries, supporting a variety of of public/private usage models.

The IC also features a factory programmed 64-bit serial number that cannot be altered. In conjunction with the EPC code, this provides a unique “fingerprint” for the tagged item.

Alien Higgs-3 RFID IC Features
* Meets EPCglobal Gen2 (V 1.2.0) as well as ISO/IEC 18000-6C
* Worldwide operation in the RFID UHF bands (860-960 MHz)
* 800-Bits of Nonvolatile Memory
– 96-EPC Bits, extensible to 480 Bits
– 512 User Bits
– 64 Bit Unique TID
– 32 Bit Access and 32 bit Kill Passwords
* Pre-Programmed with a unique, unalterable 64-bit serial number
* User Memory can be Block Perma-Locked as well as read password protected in 64 Bit Blocks
* Supports all Mandatory and Optional Commands including Item Level Commands
* Custom Commands for high speed programming; 30 tags per second for the 96-bit EPC number
* Low power operation for both read and program
* Exceptional operating range, up to 10m with appropriate antenna

Alien Higgs-3 RFID IC Applications
* Supply Chain Management
* Distribution Logistics
* Product Authentication
* Asset Inventory and Tracking
* Baggage Handling and Tracking
* Item Level Tagging

Alien Technology

Alien Technology provides UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) products and services to customers in retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, defense, transportation and logistics, pharmaceuticals and other industries. Organizations use Alien’s RFID products and services to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and security of their supply chains, logistics and asset tracking operations. Alien’s products include RFID tags, RFID readers and related training and professional services. Alien’s patented Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA) technology and related proprietary manufacturing processes are designed to enable the manufacture of high volume, low cost RFID tags.

Alien was founded in l994. Alien’s facilities include: its corporate headquarters in Morgan Hill, CA; RFID tag manufacturing facility in Fargo, ND; the Alien RFID Solutions Center in the Dayton, Ohio area, Quatrotec’s offices at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO); and its sales offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Alien is a member of EPCGlobal.

UHF Metal Tag Dolphin Series OPP2510

UHF tags

UHF Metal Tag Dolphin Series OPP2510 is specifically designed for metal environment application and design of small metal electronic tag, follow the ISO18000-6C protocol standard. When in use, can use double-sided adhesive paste in object recognition, or the use of string tied to objects.

Is the label applied to asset management, goods back on the metal object recognition.

OPP2510 Functional Specifications:
RFID Protocol:EPC Class1 Gen2, ISO18000-6C
Frequency:US 902-928MHz, EU 865-868MHz
IC type:Alien Higgs-3
Memory:EPC 96bits (Up to 480bits) , USER 512bits, TID64bits
Write Cycles:100,000times
Functionality:Read/write
Data Retention:Up to 50 Years
Applicable Surface:Metal Surfaces
Read Range(On Metal) :
(Fix Reader:ThingMagic FU-M6-E, 30dBm) 325cm – (US) 902-928MHz, on metal
300cm – (EU) 865-868MHz, on metal
Read Range(On Metal) :
(Handheld Reader: OP9908,R2000,30dBm)
250cm – (US) 902-928MHz, on metal
240cm – (EU) 865-868MHz, on metal
Warranty:1 Year

OPP2510 Physical Specification:
Size:25mmx10mm (Hole:D2mmX2)
Thickness:2.0mm
Material:FR4 (PCB)
Colour:Black (Red, Blue, Green, White)
Mounting Methods:Adhesive, Screw
Weight:1.3g

OPP2510 Enivironmenal Specification:
IP Rating:IP68
Storage Temperature:-40°C to +150°C
Operation Temberture:-40°C to +100°C
Certifications:Reach Approved,RoHS Approved,CE Approved

860-960Mhz Ultra High Frequency tags

UHF follows the EPCglobal Gen2 standard and uses the 860—960Mhz frequency band to provide fast data transfer rates and much longer read ranges (up to 10m) compared to either LF or HF tags. UHF tags are used extensively in warehousing and goods tracking while UHF tags are popular for location and attendance tracking applications. UHF is negatively affected by materials in the environment such as metals and liquids, but is the best choice for applications that require a long read range and simultaneous reading of a large number of tags.

Common UHF chips offered by OPP IOT include:
Alien Higgs 3: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 96—480bit EPC memory, 512bit user memory and 64bit UTID with memory read protection.
Alien Higgs 4: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory, 128bit user memory and 64bit UTID with memory read protection and pre-encoded with unalterable enterprise-wide serialization scheme.
NXP UCODE 7: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory and 96bit UTID.
NXP UCODE 7m: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory, 32bit user memory and 96bit UTID.
NXP UCODE I2C: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 160bit EPC memory, 3328bit user memory and 96bit UTID with two independent UHF interfaces and ability to link to I2C interface.
NXP UCODE G2iM: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128-448bit EPC memory, 640-320bit user memory and 96bit UTID with memory read protection and ability to segment memory into open, protected, and private modes. Also has ability to conditionally reduce read range based on activation condition defined by user.
NXP UCODE G2iL: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory and 64bit UTID with memory read protection.
NXP UCODE G2iL+: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory and 64bit UTID with memory read protection and tag tamper alarm and ability to conditionally reduce read range based on activation condition defined by user.
Impinj Monza 4D: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory, 32bit user memory and 96bit UTID with support for omni-directional antennas.
Impinj Monza 4E: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with up to 496bit EPC memory, 128bit user memory and 96bit serialized TID with support for omni-directional antennas.
Impinj Monza 4QT: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 128bit EPC memory, 512bit user memory and 96bit serialized TID with support for omni-directional antennas and ability to create a separate public and private (password protected) data profile on the same chip.
Impinj Monza 5: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with up to 128bit EPC memory, 32bit user memory and 48bit serialized TID.
Impinj Monza R6: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 96bit EPC memory and 48bit serialized TID.
Impinj Monza R6-P: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with up to 128bit EPC memory, 64bit user memory and 48bit serialized TID.
Impinj Monza S6-C: EPC Class1 Gen2 chip with 96bit EPC memory, 32bit user memory and 48bit serialized TID with one way fail-safe counter for ticketing and metering applications.

ISO and EPCglobal Protocols and Standards

The International Standards Organization (ISO) and EPCglobal are two organizations that work together to approve standards and protocols in order to provide universal specifications for RFID equipment. By creating global standards, these organizations enable the possibility of worldwide adoption of UHF RFID. Once ratified, protocols define communication methods approved with the air interface in conjunction with the operating frequency, channel bandwidth, frequency hop rate, etc.

The EPCglobal and ISO standards that are familiar today are largely due to the strides made by the Auto-ID Center from 1999 to 2003. The Auto-ID Center was, a non-profit organization made up of leaders in the RFID industry, and backed by large corporations like Walmart. In 1999 the Auto-ID Center created the first EPC standards as well as their own air interface protocol, both instrumental in attempting to commercialize UHF RFID. The other reason that the Auto-ID Center was so important is because it transitioned into two separate organizations: EPCglobal took over the commercialization of EPC technologies, while Auto-ID Labs continued the research and development role of the Auto-ID Center.

ISO/IEC TR 18047-4:2004

ISO/IEC TR 18047-4:2004 defines test methods for determining the conformance of radio frequency identification (RFID) devices (tags and interrogators) for item management with the specifications given in the corresponding part of ISO/IEC 18000, but does not apply to the testing of conformity with regulatory or similar requirements.

The test methods require only that the mandatory functions, and any optional functions which are implemented, be verified. This may, in appropriate circumstances, be supplemented by further, application specific functionality criteria that are not available in the general case.

The interrogator and tag conformance parameters in ISO/IEC TR 18047-4:2004 are:

mode-specific conformance parameters including nominal values and tolerances;
parameters that apply directly affecting system functionality and inter-operability.
The following are not included in ISO/IEC TR 18047-4:2004:

parameters that are already included in regulatory test requirements;
high-level data encoding conformance test parameters (these are specified in ISO/IEC 15962).
Unless otherwise specified, the tests in ISO/IEC TR 18047-4:2004 apply exclusively to RFID tags and interrogator defined in ISO/IEC 18000-4 Mode 2.

ISO/IEC 24791-2:2011

ISO/IEC 24791-2:2011 defines the interface(s) that provide operations on (radio frequency identification) RFID tag data including, but not limited to, reading, writing, collection, filtering, grouping, and event subscription and notification within the Software System Infrastructure (SSI).

Specifically, the interface(s) defined by ISO/IEC 24791-2:2011 provide the following features:

  • full support for the commands and responses for air protocols supported by ISO/IEC 24791-2:2011 at an abstraction level appropriate for Data Management’s position in the SSI architecture defined in ISO/IEC 24791-1;
  • an abstract definition of commands and operations that can be applied to different network bindings and encoding mechanisms;
  • support for the encoding mechanisms defined in ISO/IEC 15962;
  • volume reduction, format or structure modification, data analysis, and data access appropriate for Data Management’s position in the SSI architecture defined in ISO/IEC 24791-1;
  • reporting of data to support application or data managing in formats controlled by the client, either inside or outside of SSI.

ISO/IEC 24791-2:2011 is composed of the EPCglobal Application Level Events Standard, in its entirety, with extensions to further support operation with ISO/IEC 15962 and the air protocols defined by ISO/IEC 18000.

ISO/IEC 24791-5:2012

ISO/IEC 24791-5:2012 defines an interface within the Software System Infrastructure (SSI) that provides RFID system control components with low-level access to RFID interrogators for the purpose of optimizing RFID data access and control operations. This interface is designed to be modular with the ability to support multiple RFID air protocols. However, in ISO/IEC 24791-5:2012, the only RFID air protocol supported is Type C of ISO/IEC 18000-6.

ISO/IEC standards – ISO/IEC 18000-7:2009

ISO/IEC standards – ISO/IEC 18000-7:2009
ISO/IEC 18000-7:2009 defines the air interface for radio frequency identification (RFID) devices operating as an active RF tag in the 433 MHz band used in item management applications. It provides a common technical specification for RFID devices that can be used by ISO technical committees developing RFID application standards.

ISO/IEC 18000-7:2009 is intended to allow for compatibility and to encourage inter-operability of products for the growing RFID market in the international marketplace.

ISO/IEC 18000-7:2009 defines the forward and return link parameters for technical attributes including, but not limited to, operating frequency, operating channel accuracy, occupied channel bandwidth, maximum power, spurious emissions, modulation, duty cycle, data coding, bit rate, bit rate accuracy, bit transmission order, and, where appropriate, operating channels, frequency hop rate, hop sequence, spreading sequence, and chip rate.

ISO/IEC 18000-7:2009 further defines the communications protocol used in the air interface.