Abracon, LLC introduces robust RFID tags designed for metal surfaces

(Austin, TX) Abracon, LLC (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components introduces a broad family of fully integrated passive RFID tags operating in the UHF band optimized for use on metal surfaces. These devices offer FCC compliance over 902MHz to 928MHz with multiple form factors that cover read ranges up to 9 meters. The tags are optimized to be directly attached to metal surfaces without limiting the available read range. Unlike fragile inlay tags used on consumer applications, these devices are robust and durable designed for long term use in harsh demanding environments, and are not de-tuned by the metal surface. This extends asset tracking and asset management capabilities into a new class of applications previously unattainable with lower performing tags.

The devices integrate and Alien H3 IC and high performance antenna that enables support for ISO 18000-6C/EPC Class1 Gen2. The family offers multiple form factors with small space saving 5x5mm footprint up to 9meter long read range 25x25mm footprints. Two operating temperature ranges of -30C to 85C and -40C to 85C are available for wide temperature industrial applications.

“With the ability to significantly improve operational efficiency and curb losses, asset tracking and asset management is now playing a wide role in applications as varied as industrial automation, transportation, cloud computing, agriculture, smart building structures and heavy machinery,” comments Juan Conchas, Director of Marketing for Abracon. “Because RFID is a non-line of sight technology that can achieve a substantial range, passive RFID tags are an important component within asset tracking and asset management solutions.”

“Developing RFID tags that respond well when directly attached to large hunks of metal is necessary given that antenna performance is influenced by the environment in which they are sited.” says Dean Clark, Senior Technical Manager with Abracon. “Thin In-lay RFID tags are affected by the metal areas that de-tune them, these ceramic tags were designed for use directly on metal, large metallic objects like shipping containers, vehicle chassis and heavy machinery can be easily tracked.”

The RFID tags are in stock and available through any of Abracon’s franchised distributors.

MPN Protocol Read Range Operating
Temp
Size/
Dimension
Height
ART915X3030YZ30-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
4.0 meters -30~+85˚C 30.0 x 30.0mm 3.00mm
ART915X25275YZ25-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
2.5 meters -30~+85˚C 25.0 x 25.0mm 2.75mm
ART915X2509EP60-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
1.8 meters -30~+85˚C 25.0 x 9.0mm 3.00mm
ART915X2117225TX21-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
1.2 meters -30~+85˚C 20.4 x 17.0mm 2.25mm
ART915X1620TX16-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
1.2 meters -30~+85˚C Ø16.0mm 2.00mm
ART915X130930TX13-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
0.8 meters -30~+85˚C 13.0 x 9.00mm 3.00mm
ART923X1015YZ10-IC IS0 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
0.45 meters -30~+85˚C Ø10.0mm 1.50mm
ART915X050503OP-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
2.0 meters -40~+85˚C 5 x 5mm 3.00mm
ART915X100202TO-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
1.6 meters -40~+85˚C 10 x 2.5mm 2.50mm
ART915X100503JA-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
3.6 meters -40~+85˚C 10 x 5mm 3.00mm
ART915X250903AM-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
6.5 meters -40~+85˚C 23 x 9mm 3.00mm
ART915X252503MA-IC ISO 18000-6C/
EPC Class1 Gen2
9.0 meters -40~+85˚C 25 x 25mm 2.00mm

About Abracon, LLC
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact
PR@abracon.com

PRESS RELEASE: Abracon Announces Compact Chip Antenna Solutions for Wearables and IoT

Abracon Announces Compact Chip Antenna Solutions for Wearables and IoT ACA-102, ACA-103, AMCA31

AUSTIN, Tx. (November 8, 2016) Abracon Holdings, LLC. (Abracon), a leading global manufacturer of passive & electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF components announces multiple compact chip antenna solutions targeting the main RF communications protocols widely necessary by the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and  wearables product sectors. This series of chip antennas are designed to simplify critical trade-offs between size and RF power gain, an important factor in optimizing IoT and wearables functionality and design. Rugged ceramic construction supporting -40C to 85C operating temperature range ideally suits them for the demanding requirements of industrial applications.

The ACA-102 offers the most compact size supporting 2.4GHz Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and WiFi/Wireless LAN applications with a small 2.0×1.2 footprint and 1mm height while offering -3dBi of gain.

The ACA-103 features dual-band  supporting Bluetooth/BLE/WiFi/WLAN at 2.4GHz with -4dBi of gain and WiFi/WLAN at 5.5GHz with -6dBi of gain in a compact  5.0×2.0x1.2mm form factor.

The AMCA31 offers the best gain in the series supporting  2.4GHz Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and WiFi/Wireless LAN applications with a small 3.2×1.6 footprint and 1.2mm height while offering -1dBi of gain maximizing range and optimizing efficiency.

To further optimize end system design, Abracon offers antenna tuning services that measure gain and center frequency of the end system and confirm in-circuit performance of the antenna. In cases when the antenna is de-tuned due to non-optimal layout, ground plane or other issues, Abracon will recommend the optimal values to use on the pi-network matching the impedance between the RF IC and the antenna.

“Knowing that there is no free lunch when it comes to RF performance and size trade-offs, these antennas enable engineers to make appropriate decisions when designing their end systems,” says Dean Clark. “The IoT requires the use of small and efficient antenna solutions. The antenna efficiency is a major factor in maintaining end system communication range while keeping the power consumption as low as possible. The antenna selection and optimization is critical in this role.

Abracon offers a wide selection of antenna options. These solutions are available and in stock at Abracon’s major distributors world-wide.

“Due to a broad development of wireless applications in IoT, IIoT and wearables, the need for compact antenna solutions is growing explosively,” says Keith Chapman. “ Abracon is meeting that need by introducing advanced RF solutions and working closely with its global distribution partners to meet the go to market requirements of system designers.”

About Abracon Holdings, LLC.

Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Irvine, California, Abracon is a leading global manufacturer of passive and electromechanical timing, synchronization, power, connectivity and RF solutions. Abracon offers a wide selection of quartz timing crystals and oscillators, MEMS oscillators, real time tlocks (RTC), Bluetooth modules, ceramic resonators, SAW filters and resonators, power and RF inductors, transformers, circuit protection components and RF antennas and wireless charging coils. The company is ISO9001-2008 certified with design & application engineering resources in California and Texas and sales offices in Texas, California, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Scotland, and Germany. Abracon’s products are offered through its global distribution network.

Abracon Media Contact          
Camille Vargas
PR@arbacon.com
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