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IC tag inlay from Omron complies with EPCglobal specs

Posted: 12 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:omron? ic tag? epcglobal?

Omron Corp. recently announced that it will ship an IC tag inlay that is compliant with Class 1 Generation 2 (C1G2) of EPCglobal specifications, and conforms to the UHF band 902MHz to 928MHz used in the United States.

The IC tag inlay will be produced by applying a proprietary ultrasonic bonding technology, which uses ultrasonic waves to mount IC chip to the module substrate with less time and can strongly join the module to the antenna by metal welding. As a result, Omron explained, it realizes a high quality IC tag inlay mass production and can provide tags to customers at lower prices. The company added that they will continue to manufacture the current Class1 IC tag inlays (96 bits) for users until the new C1G2 becomes more widely adopted in the marketplace.

The reader writer will be also designed for U.S UHF band and it can support the EPCglobal standard protocols of Class0 and Class1. The reader writer which handles the newest EPCglobal C1G2 will be introduced to the market along with the C1G2 IC tag inlays. Reader writers installed in the field can be upgraded to the C1G2 by changing their firmware, explained Omron.


EPCglobal Inc. is a nonprofit corporation jointly established in September 2003 by EAN International, a European distribution standardizing organization, and UCC, an organization responsible for the distribution and management of bar codes. EPCglobal handles operation and management of the RFID tag and network technology combined EPC (Electronic Product Code) system.

Sample shipments of the IC tag inlay will start next month (October 2005), with mass production scheduled to begin in February 2006.

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