Impinj introduces advanced RAIN RFID reader chip for next-generation enterprise IoT
Impinj, Inc. (Seattle, Washington), a leading RAIN RFID provider and Internet of Things pioneer, recently released the its E910 RAIN RFID reader chip for next-generation enterprise-grade readers that can quickly and reliably discover and engage a high-volume of connected items such as retail apparel, pallets, airline baggage, and automobile parts. The Impinj E910 reader chip is said to deliver industry-leading performance, low power consumption, and ease of use needed for loss prevention, inventory management, and supply-chain automation solutions.
The Impinj E910 provides the highest receive sensitivity, -94 dBm, of any reader chip available today, enabling reader manufacturers to meet the speed and distance requirements of demanding RAIN RFID applications such as fast-moving conveyors and high-bay warehouse rack systems.
“The Impinj E910 reader chip will shepherd in a new era of RAIN RFID applications that connect trillions of everyday items,” said Chris Diorio, Impinj co-founder and CEO. “The E910 is the most highly integrated, easy to use and sensitive reader chip on the market today, unlocking enterprise RAIN RFID applications in retail, supply chain and logistics, automotive, aviation and myriad other market segments and opportunities.”
Available now to select Impinj partners, the high-performance E910 expands the company’s existing E family of reader chips, which includes the E710, E510, and E310. Together, these chips provide improvements over the prior-generation Indy reader chips, including:
- Up to 80% smaller RAIN RFID system designs ideal for small, next-generation readers and IoT devices.
- 50% lower chip power consumption, supporting battery-powered, energy-efficient readers and IoT devices.
- Software- and pin-compatible designs for easy performance upgrades and design reuse between E family chips.
Easy-to-use developer tools and a new Impinj R515 reader reference design allow the company’s partners to accelerate new reader innovation. The reference design includes comprehensive documentation and engineering drawings that help IoT device manufacturers maximise the capabilities of the Impinj E910 reader chip in their readers, while at the same time speeding time-to-market.
Caption: The Impinj E910 advances the company’s platform, which comprises RAIN tag chips, reader chips, readers, and a partner ecosystem (photo: Business Wire)