13.56 MHz HF (Up to 1')
In an effort to lower Tag cost and address applications of high quantity Tags usage, the 13.56 MHz solution was born. At this frequency, a Tag’s coil need not be made of hard copper wrappings. The coil can actually be a printed ink on a paper like substrate which than has an eeprom added to it. During the mid to late 1990’s, 13.56 MHz was the vogue technology that many experts saw as a path to addressing high quantity applications necessitating low Tag costs.
Typical applications include:
- Library books.
- Laundry identification.
- Access Control.
- OEM applications.
Typical Tag costs range from 50 cents to $1 unpackaged. Tag prices can dip to the 20 cent level if custom eeprom silicon can be committed to by the user. Read range are typically inches to several feet.
Metal poses a serious source of interference and loss of performance. Mounting Tags on metal can pose very challenging. The advent of 915 MHz technologies and new manufacturing capabilities at the 125 KHz spectrum have lowered the anticipated explosion of 13.56 MHz as an accepted technology, however 13.56 MHz will always have its niche applications especially in the OEM market.
We offer the industry’s broadest array of HF 13.56 MHz Tags, conforming to ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 parts A & B, to include FRAM memory chips from Fujitsu. We can also support older obsolete chips like the original Philips I-Code. We have drop in replacements for competitor’s Tags including Tagsys Ario 370-S SDM, Ario 370-S SM, Ario 370-S DM, Atmel MX1, the 56RF-TG series of Tags from Allen Bradley and Balluff’s BIS series of Tags. Tags range from metal mount, high temperature, NFC, label Tags, PVC and ABS disc Tags, keyfobs, employee badges, ISO cards, wristbands, glass ampoules, and a host of custom designed Tags to meet your needs.