According to Murata and antenna manufacturer Kathrein, they jointly came up with a solution that removes obstacles to the adoption of RFID in the electronics production sector. It incorporates Murata's MAGICSTRAP RFID module technology and Kathrein’s customised UHF antenna technology.
MAGICSTRAP RFID tags, which comply with the lead-free reflow process, can be glued to the printed-circuit board (PCB) at the very first stage of the process, so that traceability is available from the very first step. Process parameters can be written to and read from the user memory in MAGICSTRAP at any point in the production cycle. Kathrein's customised antenna ensures that each single PCB is correctly addressed.
“Kathrein has been active in the area of RFID for 25 years and possesses comprehensive knowledge and experience in the area of UHF antennas, making them a perfect partner for this project," says project leader Alexander Schmoldt of Murata. “Implementation of RFID in electronics production now has an optimum solution, made possible by the cooperation between Murata and Kathrein.”