austriamicrosystems supplies RFID reader IC to Nordic ID | Automation.com

austriamicrosystems supplies RFID reader IC to Nordic ID

November 3, 2010 - austriamicrosystems announced that Nordic ID’s new multifunctional handheld computer - called the Nordic ID Morphic - utilizes austriamicrosystems’ AS3991 UHF RFID chip. The Nordic ID Morphic is a uniquely small sized and multifunctional handheld mobile computer with UHF RFID reading capability, something completely new for the RFID market. The Nordic ID Morphic also features WLAN, GPRS, Bluetooth communications, telephone functionality, and barcode or 2D readers.

The AS3991 UHF reader chip is an integrated analog front-end and data framing system for a 900 MHz RFID reader system. Built-in programming options make it suitable for a wide range of applications in UHF RFID systems. Designed to simplify the design and implementation of an EPC Class1 Gen2 reader, austriamicrosystems’ AS3991 requires only a standard 8-bit microcontroller with minimal other components.

“The excellent performance of the Nordic ID Morphic and the rapid time to market reflects a high degree of expertise,” said Bruce Ulrich Marketing Director RFID at austriamicrosystems. “Market leaders like Nordic ID are choosing the AS399x UHF RFID reader series for their industry leading performance and low power consumption.”

According to Teemu Ainasoja, Solution Center Director, Nordic ID, “austriamicrosystems’ technology enabled us to easily integrate UHF RFID functionality into our new Nordic ID Morphic handheld mobile computer. Despite all its functionality, the Nordic ID Morphic is the size of a smart phone and weighs just 6.4 oz.”

The AS3991 is available in QFN64 9x9mm package.

About austriamicrosystems
austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of standard and customized high-performance analog ICs in the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment. Complemented by its full service foundry services, the company focuses on the communications, industrial & medical and automotive markets. austriamicrosystems leverages almost 30 years of expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading products, operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities.

About Nordic ID
Nordic ID (Finland) provides mobile devices for professional use enabling customers to improve their inventory management, customer service, communication and supply chain control. Nordic ID Morphic UHF RFID is yet another step to show that Nordic ID will continue to improve upon existing products.

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