четверг, марта 10, 2005

13.56MHz RFID Transceiver IC -- www.melexis.com

Ieper, Belgiu
For Immediate Release

This RFID Transceiver IC available for volume production.

Melexis announced today that it is taking production orders for its 13.56MHz RFID Transceiver IC, MLX90121. This low power consumption RFID Transceiver targets applications such as portable data terminals, access control readers, contact-less payment terminals and smart label printers.

The MLX90121 consists of an analog front end associated to a digital pre-processor which handles ASK, FSK and PSK demodulation and data encoding. The analog front end circuitry may be used independent of the digital pre-processor when in direct mode.

The MLX90121 conforms to ISO/IEC14443A/B and ISO/IEC15693 standards and provides support for non ISO/IEC compliant applications. The MLX90121 will be further upgraded later this year in order to accommodate the higher data rates of the ISO/IEC standards, as well as to fully support the Near Field Communication (NFC) protocol.

The MLX90121 has been successfully designed-in at selected lead customers. “We carefully reviewed the offering of the various RFID IC vendors and finally selected the MLX90121 as it offers superior performance over its competitors" said Randy Watkins, Director of Research and Development at Secura Key. "As a technology leader in access control systems, we are excited to be able to offer this additional solution to our large installed base of customers. The selection of the MLX90121 is consistent with our commitment to incorporating cutting-edge technologies in our products".

The MLX90121 is available now in volume production together with an evaluation board and a development kit to speed up the development cycle at the customer site. . The device is offered in a 0 to 70°C version and a -40 to 85°C version in the industry standard SSOP20 pin package for surface mount manufacturing. Estimated pricing for the MLX90121 will be 2.32 Euros at 50,000 pieces quantity.

For Further Information
Please Contact:

Tanguy Scorpati
Marketing Communications EMEA
+32 13 67 07 95