Wireless: Cut all your cords, with wireless communication and power. RFMicron’s sensors utilize the same wireless communications standards as those used for typical RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags, also referred to as EPCglobal™ Gen2 (v. 2.0.0) and ISO/IEC 18000-6C protocols. This enables RFMicron customers to benefits from a proven, worldwide-adopted, communications standard that does not interfere or disrupt other wireless protocols such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Customers also benefit from the cost advantages of leveraging the large, established RFID industry supply chain and ecosystem by using the same manufacturing processes and RFID reader infrastructure.
Battery-Free: Unlock the low-cost power of battery-free sensing. Unlike the vast majority of sensors in the marketplace, which are battery-powered, RFMicron’s sensors use RF (radio frequency) energy-harvesting technology, just like the billions of passive RFID tags that are produced every year for retail and apparel product identification and tracking. This means that customers do not have to worry about replacing a sensor’s battery when it is in the field or incurring the labor-intensive cost of wiring up the sensor to a power source.
No Maintenance: Set-and-forget sensors: place more sensors in more places. Because RFMicron sensors are battery-free and utilize solid state semiconductor and RFID packaging technologies, they do not need to be serviced or replaced once deployed in the field. This enables customers to obtain a significant cost savings over battery-powered sensors. Because RFMicron sensors are extremely low cost, they can be considered for disposable or recyclable applications.
Sensing: Set-and-forget sensors: place more sensors in more places. RFMicron has created a new class of fully-functional wireless passive sensors consisting of nothing more than a Magnus® chip and an antenna – the same components needed for a conventional read-only RFID tag. These sensors leverage RFMicron’s patented Chameleon™ technology and Sensor Code / On-Chip RSSI Code methodology, which provide a direct measure of the antenna’s impedance. Based on the chosen antenna design and the effect of the environment on the impedance, changes in the Sensor Code indicate a change in the environment for multiple stimuli such as moisture, pressure, proximity, and temperature.