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HF-Band RFID Tag targets smart device market.

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April 17, 2014 - Measuring 3.2 x 3.2 x 0.7 mm, Model LXMS33HCNK-167 operates in 13.56 MHz band, is fully ISO14443 compliant, and can be used with any reader-writer combination that conforms to same standard. Antenna is embedded directly into multi-layer substrate, allowing tag to be extremely small. When used with 200 mW reader-writer, read range is typically 15 mm. Resistant to harsh environmental conditions, tag is suited for object tracking, certification, and authentication applications.

Murata Electronics North America, Inc.

2200 Lake Park Dr., Smyrna, GA, 30080, USA

Original Press Release

Murata Expands HF-Band RFID Tag Product Line for Tracking, Certification and Authentication Applications

Press release date: April 8, 2014

LXMS Series Ideal for Smart Device Market

Smyrna, GA, – Murata today announced the expansion of its LXMS series, one of the world’s most advanced and smallest HF-band RFID tag product lines. Operating in the 13.56 MHz band and fully ISO14443 compliant, the LXMS33HCNK-167 tag measures just 3.2 x 3.2 x 0.7 mm and can be used with any reader-writer combination that conforms to the same standard. The tag is suitable for use in numerous operating environments and surmounts design challenges such as high temperature and high humidity.  Further, it suits a wide range of applications and object tracking, certification and authentication applications, making it ideal for use in the smart device market.

RFID devices require an antenna to capture information from the NFC tag that, due to the frequencies involved the antenna, can become extremely large.  Murata has resolved this by embedding the antenna directly into the multi-layer substrate allowing the tag to be extremely small.  Using this approach, the LXMS tag is extremely resistant to harsh environmental conditions and is highly stable in operation.  When used with a 200 mW reader-writer, the read range is typically 15 mm.

“In the less than 18 months since we first introduced the LXMS HF series, we have made considerable strides in its development.  We are always striving to not only meet, but exceed market expectations,” said Gerry Hubers, Business Development Manager, Murata Electronics North America.  “By changing the IC, the LXMS series is truly a NFC Forum type2 (ISO14443A) compliant tag, making it very favorable for the smart device market.”

Samples are available.  Pricing is $1.00 per piece in volume with an approximate lead-time of 12 weeks.  Further information can be found at www.murataamericas.com.

About Murata Americas (www.murataamericas.com)
Murata Americas is the group of Murata companies located in North and South America. The regional HQ of Murata Americas is Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., whose global headquarters are in Kyoto, Japan. Established in 1944, Murata Manufacturing is a worldwide leader in research, design, manufacture and sale of ceramic based passive electronic components, power supply and wireless module solutions. With annual revenues in excess of $7 billion dollars, Murata is committed to the environmentally conscious development and stable supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Products include: monolithic ceramic capacitors, polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors, electrical double-layer capacitor (EDLC), noise suppression products/EMI suppression filters, inductors, resistor products, resonators, filters, RF components, communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, DC-DC converters, AC-DC power supplies, sound components, piezo actuators, micromechatronics products, ceramic applied products, and RFID solutions. Murata’s products are found in a wide range of applications including consumer, mobile communications, computers and networking equipment, automotive electronics, advanced metering equipment, digital home electronics, lighting and illumination, and healthcare devices. Murata has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

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