STMicroelectronics' new chip, the LRiS64K, combines radio tagging
(RFID) circuitry with a 64-Kbit non-volatile EEPROM capable of storing
extensive data, such as initial manufacturer details and complete records of
repairs or upgrades. It delivers a combination of wireless features, data
storage and secure retention.
servicing equipment such as medical devices, industrial equipment, automotive
controllers or avionics modules containing an LRiS64K can access important unit-specific
information held directly on the device, by using a standard RFID reader. This
on-board storage can eliminate any need to retrieve paper records or access an
online database. The unit's service history can be updated in the LRiS64K memory for access during
subsequent inspection or servicing. This feature can save downtime and help
reduce MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations) costs in sectors such as
healthcare, aviation, logistics, oil and chemicals, construction and
LRiS64K is a long-range 13.56MHz device, based on the international ISO 15693
and ISO 18000-3 mode 1 standards for RFID devices and capable of co-existing
with other devices within range. Its integrated tuning capacitor simplifies
connection to an external antenna. The memory can retain data for more than 40
years and withstand more than one million write/erase cycles.
Main features of the LRiS64K:
64-bit Unique Identifier (UID)
64-Kbit User Memory
13.56MHz carrier frequency, ISO15693 standard
53 kbit/s wireless data rate
5.75ms typical memory programming time
LRiS64K is available in bumped and sawn wafer suitable for Direct Chip
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