What is Higgs-9 Chip?
The Higgs-9 IC from Alien Technology is an EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID Tag IC that operates from 840 to 960 MHz. This chip has a read sensitivity of up to -22.5 dBm and a write sensitivity of up to -19 dBm. Incorporating the Higgs Sentinel™ Memory platform, it provides superior write accuracy, memory retention and read reliability under the most extreme conditions. The IC provides a base 96-bit EPC field and a 688-bit User Memory field which is relocatable to the EPC field for applications requiring an expanded EPC. The Higgs-9 IC is ideal for a dynamic memory structure, aviation, automotive and high sensitivity applications.
|Sentinel™ Memory||Detects and fixes single bit errors and flags dual bit errors.||Safeguarded data and immunity to typical sources of single bit errors (chip damage, low power etc.)|
|Read sensitivity||Up to -20 dBm*||Allows smaller tags to be designed or larger read & write distances to be realized.|
|Write sensitivity||Up to -18 dBm*|
|Best in class memory reliability||200,000 write cycles||Robust memory retention (twice that of competition|
|96 bit expandable EPC||Supports EPC size up to 496b for flexibility||Additional 400 bits allows storing of larger identifying information.|
|688 bit user memory||User memory for storage of additional application data.||For applications requiring data beyond EPC (asset data, service history, usage info etc.)|
|48b UTID with lower 38b unique serial for SGTIN generation||48b UTID. Lower 38b are duplicated in the EPC for SGTIN generation.||For retail and general serialzation|
|Larger “pads” for improved antenna connectivity||More contact area for antenna connectivity||Increased and more consistent yield inlay to inlay|