SML RFID Inlay Technology

SML provides best-in-class inlay designs and RFID tag technology with its rapid development technology and state-of-the-art lab equipment for performance tuning and testing.  SML has the ability to bring to market a diversity of inlay models, various form factors and performance allowing the finished tags to be attached to almost anything.

What Sets SML Apart from Others?


SML has its own in-house RFID Tag Innovation Centers that are globally located though out the world.  Each of these RFID Service Centers are equipped to develop and test RFID by a staff of experienced RF engineers.  SML inlay designs incorporate the latest IC technologies, giving the customer the most innovative and performance enhanced inlay to fit the most challenging tagging requirements.

 

How to Select the Right Inlay?


With so many different inlays and manufacturers to choose from it’s hard to know which inlay is best for your application? Luckily, SML’s vast experience with real-world retail deployments has allowed us to determine some of the most important factors when choosing the right RFID inlays for any retail operation. When evaluating RFID inlays there are important considerations:

1. Optimal Size:
The best RFID inlays will be small enough to fit discreetly into the label or hang tags, while also still being powerful enough to have a long read range for maximum inventory accuracy.

2. Frequency:
Most applications are using ultra-high frequency (UHF) Class 1 Gen 2 V2,  RFID which has a global bandwidth of 860~960MHz.  Most countries are using 902~928MHz as the UHF RFID frequency. European countries, for the most part, use 865~868MHz. SML optimizes inlays to cover the broad global UHF RFID frequency bandwidth to have a inlay that can be used around the world.

3. Choices for ICs
For inlays to work, you need Integrated circuits (IC). The world’s largest IC makers are NXP, Impinj and Alien.  SML’s product range is comprehensive and includes all the top IC chips, allowing buyers to conveniently select the RFID IC that has the data format and features such as passwords, kill commands and encryption that they require.

4. Compliance: ARC Certified or GS1 TIPP
What would the world be like without performance standards via an objective third party? So, naturally, RFID has its own through the RFID Lab at Auburn University. It’s mission states, “… to ensure that retail suppliers are able to deliver RFID tagged product to retailers that meet or exceed the levels of performance necessary to provide benefit to both the retailer and the retail supplier in a consistent and cost effective manner.” included with ARC is the GS1 TIPP, Tagged Item Performance Protocol grades.

Of course, there are more things to consider but no one has to make this choice alone. SML’s expert team is more than happy to talk with you and help you with choosing the right RFID inlays for your situation. Also, please check out our white paper titled, “How to Choose an RFID Inlay for Retail Inventory Management,” which describes even more factors for picking the right inlay and delves deep into the technical aspects of SML’s superior selection of RFID technology.

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RETAIL/SUPPLY CHAIN – UHF

INLAY CHIP MODELDIMENSION
(MM)
ARC SPECAPPLICATIONS

GB4U8
NXP
UCode 8
42 x 16A, B, C, D, F,
G, M, N, Q
Item/asset tracking, including denim, poly bags, apparel tags

GB3U8
NXP
U Code 8
50 x 30A, B, C, D, F, G,
I, K, M, N, Q
Item/asset tracking, retail, baggage, apparel, hangtags, documents tracking

GB3R6
Impinj
Monza R6
50 x 30A, B, C, D, F, G,
I, K, M, N, Q
Item/asset tracking, retail, baggage, apparel, hangtags, documents tracking

GB3U7
NXP
UCode 7
50 x 30A, B, C, D, F, G,
I, K, M, N, Q
Item/asset tracking, retail, baggage, apparel, hangtags, documents tracking

MAZE_M5
Impinj
Monza M5
68 x 14B, C, D, I, KItem/asset tracking, retail, pallet, cases, baggage, apparel

MAZE_R6
Impinj
Monza R6
68 x 14A, B, C, D, F, G,
I, K, M, N, Q
Item/asset tracking, retail, pallet, cases, baggage, apparel

MAZE_U7
NXP
UCode 7
68 x 14A, B, C, D,
F, G, K, N, Q
Item/asset tracking, retail, pallet, cases, baggage, apparel

GB1eM5
Impinj
Monza M5
50 x 30I, KItem/asset tracking, retail, baggage, apparel, hangtags, documents tracking

GB1uM5
Impinj
Monza M5
50 x 30A, B, D, F,
G, M, Q
Item/asset tracking, retail, baggage, apparel, hangtags, documents tracking

MR2eU7
NXP
UCode 7
70 x 15---Item/asset tracking, retail, baggage, apparel, hangtags, documents tracking

GB14R6
Impinj
Monza R6
76 x 6---General uses, windshield, apparel and retail, long reading applications, high dielectric materials, library, document tracking

SUPPLY CHAIN – UHF

INLAY CHIP MODELDIMENSION
(MM)
ARC SPECAPPLICATIONS

GB9R6
Impinj
Monza R6
95 x 8A, B, C, D, F, G,
I, K, M, N, Q
General uses, windshield, apparel and retail, long reading applications, high dielectric materials

GB9U7
NXP
UCode 7
95 x 9A, B, C, D, F, G,
I, K, M, N, Q
General uses, windshield, apparel and retail, long reading applications, high dielectric materials

GB12R6
Impinj
Monza R6
95 x 2.6A, B, C, D, F, G,
I, K, M, N, Q
Library, books, furnitures, general uses, long reading applications, high dielectric materials, documents tracking

RETAIL – UHF

INLAY CHIP MODELDIMENSION
(MM)
ARC SPECAPPLICATIONS

GB4MuU7
NXP
UCode 7
42 x 16A, B, D, M, G, QItem level tagging,
pharmaceutical bottles, hangtags

GB4eU7
NXP
UCode 7
42 x 16KItem level tagging,
pharmaceutical bottles, hangtags

GB4uR6
Impinj
Monza R6
45 x 16A, B, D, G, QItem level tagging,
pharmaceutical bottles, hangtags

GB4uU7
NXP
UCode 7
42 x 16B, D, G, QItem level tagging,
pharmaceutical bottles, hangtags

MR4eU7
NXP
UCode 7
46 x 16---Item/asset tracking, retail, baggage, apparel, hangtags, pharma

RETAIL – UHF

INLAY CHIP MODELDIMENSION
(MM)
ARC SPECAPPLICATIONS

GB11eU7
NXP
UCode 7
14 x 14---Cosmetics, jewelry, other smaller metalized objects, pharma, anticounterfeiting, DVDs

GB11uU7
NXP
UCode 7
14 x 14---Cosmetics, jewelry, other smaller metalized objects, pharma, anticounterfeiting, DVDs

GB6uR6
Impinj
Monza R6
30 x 15---Cosmetics, jewelry, other smaller metalized objects, pharma, anticounterfeiting, DVDs

GB6uU7
NXP
UCode 7
30 x 15---Cosmetics, jewelry, other smaller metalized objects, pharma, anticounterfeiting, DVDs