Higgs®-EC

High Sensitivity RFID IC with Enhanced Data Quality

Higgs EC

  • Leapfrog in RFID technology by providing self-correcting memory
  • Best-in-Class read and write sensitivity
  • Fully backwards compatible with Alien’s other Higgs ICs

Features Benefits

FEATURE BENEFIT DESCRIPTION

Sentinel™ Memory

Sentinel Memory

A unique and robust error correcting memory architecture. This architecture detects and fixes single bit errors and detects and flags dual bit errors.

The most robust memory in the RFID industry. Immune to single bit errors (cosmic rays, chip damage etc). Provides customers reassurance the stored data is protected and data loss/corruption minimized.

Best in class read sensitivity

-22.5 dBm

Allows smaller tags to be designed or larger read & write distances to be realized.

Best in class write sensitivity

-19 dBm

Best in class memory reliability

200,000 write cycles, two times that of competitors

More robust memory for high-write applications

96 and 128b EPC

Support EPC size up to 128b for flexibility.

Additional 32b allows storing of larger identifying information.

128b user memory

User memory for storage of additional application data.

Enables Higgs-EC to be used in applications where more memory is required unlike many competitive IC’s.

These products are covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: 7967204, 7931063, 7868766, 7737825, 7716208, 7716160, 7688206, 7671720, 7659822, 7619531, 7615479, 7598867, 7580378, 7576656, 7562083, 7561221, 7559486, 7559131, 7554451, 7551141, 7542301, 7542008, 7522055, 7500610, 7489248, 7453705, 7452748, 7425467, 7417306, 7411503, 7385284, 7377445, 7364084, 7353598, 7342490, 7324061, 7321159, 7301458, 7295114, 7288432, 7265675, 7262686, 7193504, 7173528, 7172910, 7172789, 7141176, 7113250, 7101502, 7080444, 7070851, 7068224, 7046328, 6998644, 6988667, 6985361, 6980184, 6970219, 6952157, 6942155, 6933848. Other patents pending.

Highlights

  • Highly Integrated and Cost Effective
  • Designed to meet EPCglobal Gen2 (V 1.2.0) and ISO/IEC 18000-6C
  • Worldwide operation in the RFID UHF bands (840-960 MHz)512-Bits of Memory
  • Up to 128 EPC Bits (nominally 96 bits)
  • 128 User Bits
  • 80 Bit Unique TID
  • 32 Bit Access and 32 bit kill passwords
  • Low power operation for both read and programming
  • QuickWrite™ / BlastWrite™- High-speed chip & mass programming
  • Dynamic Authentication™ – anti-cloning/anti-counterfeit technology
  • Exceptional operating range, up to 13m with appropriate antenna

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