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By Rich Handley

Murata Intros Small RFID Tag for Wearable, Health-Care Markets

Murata Americas has introduced its LXMSJZNCMF-198 tag, a RAIN RFID tag with an integrated antenna. Measuring 1.25 millimeters by 1.25 millimeters by 0.55 millimeters (0.05 inch by 0.05 inch by 0.02 inch), the tag can withstand over-molding and embedded processes, and provides tracking and tracing capabilities to support product authentication and brand protection. Its size makes it suitable for use in eyewear, watches, wearables and health-care applications, the company reports, such as identifying test tube samples.

The solution integrates Impinj's Monza R6 tag chip to create a solution that can be incorporated into an end-product. It delivers a typical read range of 10 millimeters (0.4 inch) using a 500mW reader and supports the global UHF band from 865 to 928 MHz. The tag complies with the ISO 18000-63 UHF RFID standard and the EPCGlobal Gen2v2 standard.

"Murata leveraged its technological, material, and design expertise to develop the LXMS-198. By teaming with Impinj, we're able to develop a new and innovative product for an emerging market," said Gerry Hubers, Murata Americas' business-development manager, in a prepared statement. "In addition to its ability to tolerate the plastic over molding process, this RAIN RFID tag is capable of withstanding liquid nitrogen temperatures—a benefit few other products on the market can deliver today."

"Thanks to the new LXMS-198 package, manufacturers and retailers of small items can take advantage of all the benefits RAIN RFID has to offer," said Carl Brasek, Impinj's senior director of product management for silicon products, in the prepared statement. "With Murata's new package and Monza R6's superior performance, item size and materials are no longer barriers to using RAIN RFID solutions."

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