Alien Technology’s Next-Generation Higgs-4 Transponder IC Enters Mass-Market Adoption with Pre-Encoded Serialization
Alien Technology, a manufacturer of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, announced the mass-market adoption of the Higgs-4 UHF RFID transponder IC. Additionally, Alien is announcing previously undisclosed Higgs-4 IC features that are designed to drive down the cost-of-ownership while increasing efficiencies of RFID solutions in large, distributed enterprises involved in the mass-market application of RFID.
- Significantly increased write sensitivity, enabling tag encoding with less than half the power of prior generations.
- Use of the Multi-Vendor Chip-based Serialization (MCS) mechanism – a simple, universal and industry-compliant, chip-based serialization option.
- Adoption of a pre-encoded, chip-based serialization. This completely removes the need to program any serialization into the Higgs-4 SGTIN, as the chip is delivered pre-serialized. Brand-owners may optionally write their own scheme should they wish to use non-chip-based encoding. Alien is the only current chip vendor to support the pre-encoding of chips.
- BlastWrite, a mass-encoding capability that, with a single command, writes to a large group of selected tags. This programs the non-serialized portion of the SGTIN of hundreds of tags “simultaneously.”
- QuickWrite, the capability to block-write multiple words (up to a single bank) starting at any word aligned location