TSL have launched their first RAIN RFID compatible high performance UHF RFID reader modules featuring the innovative STORM command protocol that simplifies software integration. The modules enable developers to create customised hardware designs with an embedded UHF RFID reader that takes full advantage of the superior performance of next-generation Impinj reader chips.
The new module family includes three options for designing mobile, battery-operated handheld and wearable devices. Applications include asset tracking/inventory management, automation, safety and compliance, personnel tracking and authentication, in industries ranging from retail, healthcare and hospitality to transport and logistics and warehouse and distribution. The family includes:
- TSL 3117 with a single antenna port, based on the Impinj E710 reader chip
- TSL 3417 with four antenna ports, based on the Impinj E710 reader chip
- TSL 3419 with four antenna ports, based on the Impinj E910 chip for Enterprise-grade fixed readers
These RFID Reader modules exceed the read range, sensitivity and tag throughput of alternative modules in a compact, easy to integrate form factor. The key features of these modules are a result of a combination of TSL RFID hardware and software design experience and Impinj’s next-generation reader chips and include:
- High sensitivity (>-88dbm)
- Fast tag acquisition rate (>1300 tags/sec)
- Up to 50% lower power consumption than previous generation chipsets
- Broad compatibility with latest generation UHF sensor chips which include the measurement of temperature, humidity, strain, acceleration and more.
- Reduced reader design complexity, development time and overall time-to-market
- STORM protocol that enables complex tag operations to be executed using simple, but powerful pre-configured command sets.
- Extensive support for developers using a wide range of host devices and development environments including a dedicated developer kit for the new modules.
Read more about the new modules at www.tsl.com/products/rain-rfid-modules