Very Small Half Duplex RFID Mini-Transponders for Animal and Asset Tracking

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A line of very small half-duplex radio frequency identification (RFID) mini-transponders enables customers to embed tags into smaller objects across a broader range of applications. The 12 mm TRPGR30TGC and TRPGP40TGC glass encapsulated mini-transponders from Texas Instruments are ready-to-use and 100 percent backward compatible with all of TI’s RFID software and readers including power modules, control modules and micro readers. The TRPGP40TGC is programmable according to ISO 11784 / 11785 global livestock ID standards so customers can create compatible products that can be read by 134.2 kHz ISO-compliant receivers and infrastructure worldwide. The mini-transponders are durable enough for use in applications including tool, medical instrument, package and inventory tracking, and safe enough for use in fish and livestock tracking and pet identification.  They are expected to work for up to 30 years.

The read range extends up to 20 inches (50 centimeters) and allows for easier tag spotting for fish tracking in fresh water and even in salt water environments where FDX technology completely fails. TI’s HDX technology has high resistance to noise through frequency-shift keying (FSK) modulation and consistent performance through parametric testing and electronic resonance tuning performed on each mini-transponder throughout the production cycle.

Passive mini-transponder tags are 12 mm x 2.12 mm, enabling customers to introduce battery-free RFID tagging in smaller applications (e.g. tagging smaller fish). Each TRPGR30TGC mini-transponder is pre-programmed with a unique code for industrial applications and asset tracking. TRPGP40TGC mini-transponders can be programmed by users for livestock-, pet-ID and fish tracking. The TRPGR30TGC mini-transponder can be fully encapsulated in carbon fiber (bicycle frames, aerospace, automotive applications), environments with high noise levels (industrial applications, assembly lines) and in salt water. TI’s complementary portfolio and software support help customers get their tagging products to the global market faster.

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