RAIN*1 RFID adoption rates are rising as companies realize its value in inventory tracking and product traceability, but small consumer goods have posed a challenge due to the reduced space for labels. Murata, a primary leader in multi-layer ceramic substrate, has integrated a RAIN RFID chip and antenna to create a complete RFID tag, perfect for use on small items. The 1.25 mm square package, with a height of only 0.55 mm, is uniquely suited for use in eyewear, watches, and other wearable accessories, as well as healthcare applications like test tube sample identification.
Impinj, a leading provider of RAIN RFID solutions, and Murata have partnered to bring RAIN RFID technology into the broader market. Taking advantage of the Impinj Monza® R6's small die size and high sensitivity, Murata successfully developed their ultra-small integrated tag that can be either attached or embedded into a wide range of applications. It can be used not only to identify products during the manufacturing process, but also to provide traceability in the aftermarket. This supports both businesses and consumers against counterfeiting and enhances brand protection.
Two potential use cases for the LXMSJZNCMF-198 package are surgical tools and test vials. Biochemical products need to be strictly temperature controlled, which can make it difficult to scan visual labels due to condensation or contamination. The LXMSJZNCMF-198 package is small enough to be embedded directly into test vials, allowing it to be read by RAIN RFID readers for automatic vial tracking.
“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, Senior Director of Product Management – Silicon Products at Impinj. “With Murata's new package and Monza® R6's superior performance, item size and materials are no longer barriers to using RAIN RFID solutions. We're pleased to partner with Murata in to bring this innovative product to market.”
*Impinj and Monza are registered trademarks of Impinj, Inc.