NXP Semiconductors has launched a new low frequency RFID tag, the HITAG µ, aimed at the growing livestock tracking market, among other applications. NXP touts the tag’s long read distances and quick programming times as leaders in the industry.
The new tag is first passive low-frequency tag on the animal tracking market to offer anti-collision technology. This, of course, means that multiple tags can be read simultaneously to identify individual animals; it does not offer any insurance against cattle physically running into each other.
The HITAG µ supports the existing ISO11784/85 and is fully compliant with the existing low frequency infrastructure in the market, offers optional security features, and has a variety of delivery forms, from metal straps to mega-bumped ICs.