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austriamicrosystems’ UHF RFID reader IC featured in Nordic ID’s new Morphic handheld computer
austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has announced that Nordic ID’s new multifunctional handheld computer -- called the Morphic -- utilizes austriamicrosystems’ AS3991 UHF RFID chip.
Unterpremstaetten, Austria (Date, 2010) – austriamicrosystems (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs, has announced that Nordic ID’s new multifunctional handheld computer -- called the Morphic -- utilizes austriamicrosystems’
The AS3991 UHF reader chip is an integrated analog front-end and data framing system for a 900MHz 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, the AS3991 requires only a standard 8-bit microcontroller with minimal other components.
“The excellent performance of the Morphic and the rapid time to market reflects a high degree of expertise,” said Bruce Ulrich Marketing Director, austriamicrosystems. “Market leaders like Nordic ID are choosing the AS399x series for their industry leading performance and low power consumption.”
According to Teemu Ainasoja, Solution Center Director, Nordic ID, “AMS’s technology enabled us to easily integrate UHF RFID functionality into our new Morphic handheld mobile computer. Despite all its functionality, the Morphic is the size of a smart phone and weighs just 6.4 oz.”
About Nordic ID
Nordic ID, a manufacturer of mobile computers for professional use, is located in Salo, Finland, the mobile phone valley of Finland. Nordic ID provides mobile devices for professional use enabling customers to improve their inventory management, customer service, communication and supply chain control. Nordic ID has over 15 years experience in auto ID and mobility, and over 10 years experience in RFID. Nordic ID’s RFID products include the PL3000 series, a heavy-duty product for long-range inventory applications, and HF RFID readers. Nordic ID Morphic UHF RFID is yet another step to show that Nordic ID will continue to improve upon existing products. In the future Nordic ID will also extend its product range to serve the retail and supply chain in item level, as well as the verticals that are just starting to study the possibilities of RFID technology. For more information on Nordic ID, visit http://www.nordicid.com/
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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 more that 28 years of expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading products, operating worldwide with more that 1,000 employees with its own state-of-the-