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Philips, TI team on EPC Gen 2 RFID deployment

Posted: 20 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:epcglobal? electronic product code? generation 2 rfid?

Semiconductor suppliers Royal Philips Electronics and Texas Instruments Inc. have announced an agreement to cooperate on conformance testing for the technical interpretation of the EPCglobal Electronic Product Code Generation 2 RFID standard.

This joint effort aims at ensuring interoperability and accelerating market deployment of Gen 2 products, such as labels, hardware and system solutions, to offer multiple sourcing for global RFID implementations.

The EPC Gen 2 standard, now being standardized by the International Standards Organization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), has several advantages over the first-generation EPC Class 0 and Class 1 standards. They include optimized performance in different global regulatory environments, read/write field programmability, faster tag read/write rates, operation in dense reader environments and migration to future EPC classes.

Philips and Texas Instruments have worked together in the past to enable and accelerate the adoption of international RFID standards, including the high-frequency RFID standard ISO/IEC 15693 ratified in 1999.

The companies are also extending their collaboration through ISO to accelerate ratification of the ISO/IEC 18000-6 Type C standard based on the EPC Gen 2 specification.

- EE Times

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