Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Industry’s First Battery-Free IoT Metal Sensor Devices

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  • New labels’ sensing capabilities enable advanced monitoring near metallic objects.
  • This technology is poised to transform industrial, logistics, and supply chains, providing advanced monitoring capabilities while eliminating battery-powered devices’ cost and maintenance burdens.

Identiv, Inc. has introduced the world’s first sensory Tag on Metal (TOM) label, developed in close partnership with French sensor and IC specialist Asygn. This technological marvel is set to revolutionise industrial, logistics, and supply chains by providing advanced monitoring capabilities without the cost and maintenance hassles associated with battery-powered devices.

The core of this innovation lies in the company’s next-generation AS321X IC platform, which forms the foundation of these on-metal sensor devices. This series is a pioneering ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip family designed exclusively for batteryless sensing applications. This partnership extends its product range to include sensor-based UHF RAIN RFID-compliant inlays. These inlays offer long-range product identification and condition monitoring capabilities, effectively enhancing operational efficiency. These devices can capture temperature and strain data near metallic objects, offering various applications a new precision dimension.

The chips fully comply with RAIN RFID standards and have an analog interface for integrating external sensors, such as those for magnetic fields, motion, or pressure. They incorporate on-chip sensors capable of measuring temperature, strain, ambient conditions, light, or humidity. To showcase the remarkable capabilities of the sensory TOM labels.

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Amir Khoshniyati, Vice President and General Manager of IoT at Identiv, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration. He stated, “The combination of Identiv’s advanced RFID engineering solutions with Asygn’s breakthrough sensing IC platform is unique in the industry. These on-metal labels leverage our production expertise and the company’s sensor capabilities. This collaboration marks an important milestone in our product portfolio expansion, further solidifying our position as a transformative leader in the IoT.” These objects span various sectors, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, luxury brands, speciality retail, athletic apparel, industrial applications, smart packaging, library media, toys, wine and spirits, mobile devices, cold chain items, and perishables.

Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Sondhi Gaur is a journalist at EFY. She has a German patent and brings a robust blend of 7 years of industrial & academic prowess to the table. Passionate about electronics, she has penned numerous research papers showcasing her expertise and keen insight.

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