Murata and Beta Layout, a company specializing in rapid PCB prototyping services, announced the launch of an RFID starter kit based on Murata’s Magicstrap UHF passive RFID devices. The kit comprises a reader/writer board, communication software, two reader antennas and four different kinds of RFID tag modules.
One reader antenna is designed for standard applications where the detection range is up to several metres. The loop antenna is provided for use in hidden applications such as for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection.
Communication over short distances for individual tag connections can be experienced as well as bulk reading of Magicstrap based PCB tags as necessary in logistics processes. Typical applications for RFID include any type of electronics application such as mobile phones, industrial control, consumer electronics and test & measurement equipment.