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Alien Technology

Founded in 1994, Alien Technology is one of the leaders and innovators in the global UHF Gen-2 RFID industry specialize in delivering “Trusted Performance” to customers. They are the industry’s most experienced, quality suppliers of RFID innovations, technologies and products including chips, tags, readers, services and training.

Higgs 3
Higgs 4Higgs ECHiggs 9
Type Large Memory Mass-market
Optimized
Adds Reach,
Reliability &
Robustness
Optimized next-
generation
large memory 
Total Memory 800 bits 512 bits512 bits1024 bits
Max EPC Bits 96-480 bits 128 bits128 bits96-496 bits
Unique TID
(unalterable
serial number)
64 bits 64 bits48 bits48 bits
Serialization Yes* Yes*Yes*Yes*
Read/Write
Sensitivity
Very Good ExcellentBest-in-classBest-in-class
Read Distance 10m (30ft) 11m (33ft) 13m (42ft) 13m (42ft)

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*chip and non-chip based supported.
These products are covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: 7967204, 7931063, 7868766, 7737825, 7716208, 7716160, 7688206, 7671720, 7659822, 7619531, 7615479, 7598867, 7580378, 7576656, 7562083, 7561221, 7559486, 7559131, 7554451, 7551141, 7542301, 7542008, 7522055, 7500610, 7489248, 7453705, 7452748, 7425467, 7417306, 7411503, 7385284, 7377445, 7364084, 7353598, 7342490, 7324061, 7321159, 7301458, 7295114, 7288432, 7265675, 7262686, 7193504, 7173528, 7172910, 7172789, 7141176, 7113250, 7101502, 7080444, 7070851, 7068224, 7046328, 6998644, 6988667, 6985361, 6980184, 6970219, 6952157, 6942155, 6933848. Other patents pending.

Higgs 3 -  Flexible Memory Configuration

  • Highly Integrated and Cost Effective
  • Large User Memory
  • Operating Frequency - UHF bands 860-960 MHz
  • EPCglobal Gen2 and ISO/IEC 18000-6c
  • 800 Bits of Memory
  • 96-EPC Bits extensible to 480 Bits
  • 512 User Bits
  • 64 Bit Unique TID (unalterable serial number)
  • 32 Bit Access and 32 bit kill passwords
  • User Memory can be Block Perma-Locked as well as read password protected in 64 Bit Blocks
  • Low power operation for both read and programming
  • Exceptional operating range, up to 10m

Higgs 4 -  Mass-Market Optimized, RFID IC

  • Highly Integrated and Cost Effective
  • Cost Optimized
  • Operating Frequency - UHF bands 840-960 MHz
  • EPCglobal Gen2 and ISO/IEC 18000-6c
  • 512-Bits of Memory
  • 128 EPC Bits
  • 128 User Bits
  • 64 Bit Unique TID
  • 32 Bit Access and 32 bit kill passwords
  • Low power operation for both read and programming
  • Exceptional operating range, up to 11m
  • Advanced security and anti-cloning technology
  • Pre-encoded with unalterable enterprise-wide serialization scheme

Higgs 9 -  High Capacity GS1 Class 1 Gen 2 RFID Tag IC

  • Compliant to GS1 Class 1 Gen 2 and ISO/IEC 18000-6C
  • Operating Frequency - UHF bands 840-960 MHz
  • 1024-Bits of NVM/RAM Memory
  • Up to 496-EPC Bits (nominally 96 bits)
  • Up to 688 User Bits
  • 48 Bit Unique TID
  • 32 Bit Access and 32 bit Kill Passwords
  • Pre-Programmed with a unique, unalterable 48-bit serial number
  • User Memory can be Block Permalocked as well as read password protected in 256 bit Blocks
  • Low power operation for both read and program
  • QuickWrite™ / BlastWrite™ – High-speed chip & mass programming
  • Dynamic AuthenticationTM anti-cloning / anti-counterfeit technology
  • Exceptional operating range, up to 13m with appropriate antenna

Higgs EC -  High Sensitivity RFID IC with Enhanced Data Quality

  • Highly Integrated and Cost Effective
  • Designed to meet EPCglobal Gen2 (V 1.2.0) and ISO/IEC 18000-6C
  • Operating Frequency - UHF bands 840-960 MHz
  • 512-Bits of Memory
  • Up to 128 EPC Bits (nominally 96 bits)
  • 128 User Bits
  • 48 Bit Unique TID
  • 32 Bit Access and 32 bit kill passwords
  • Low power operation for both read and programming
  • QuickWrite™ / BlastWrite™- High-speed chip & mass programming
  • Dynamic Authentication™ – anti-cloning/anti-counterfeit technology
  • Exceptional operating range, up to 13m with appropriate antenna