|Texas Instruments, the world leader in digital signal processing
||[Mar. 29th, 2005|02:30 pm]
Texas Instruments, the world leader in digital signal processing, analog, and RFID technologies, and Impinj, Inc, the fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-Adaptive Silicon technology enables its high-performance radio frequency identification (RFID) products, announced their agreement to cooperate in development of products that are compliant with the Class 1, Generation 2 (Gen 2) standard recently ratified by EPCglobal Inc. This cooperation will ensure interoperability among Gen 2 products offered by the two companies, while enabling both companies to improve time-to-market for their Gen 2 offerings.|
The newest and most advanced of the EPCglobal RFID specifications for the UHF band centered around 900 MHz, EPC Gen 2 overcomes limitations of EPCglobal’s older Class 0 and Class 1 specifications, providing enhanced features and improved performance such as robust operation in high-density reader environments, compliance with global spectrum regulations, superior tag throughput, field rewritability and enhanced security, privacy and robustness. According to TI, Impinj’s UHF chip design capability will greatly augment TI’s efforts to provide Gen 2 products quickly, so that customers can reap rewards from near-term RFID implementations.