NXP and IDentive make IoT applications more accessible

has announced an ultra-low-cost radio frequency identification (RFID) inlay in collaboration with Identive. Using NXP’s near field communication (NFC) IC NTAG® 210µ, Identiv’s Dry Inlay (25 mm diameter) has launched at a price of $0.05 a tag for a minimum order of 20Ku.

Compatible with any Android or Apple iOS 11 and up NFC-enabled device, the inlay is ideal for enabling NFC use cases including Internet of Things (IoT) and customer engagement applications.

High-performance inlay designed for customer engagement NFC applications

The Identiv Dry Inlay design (chip + antenna + epoxy glue + [PET] film) or wet (adhesive backing) inlays can be directly embedded in or converted into finished products.

Ideal applications for the new inlay include the Internet of Things (IoT), NFC smart posters and billboards, libraries, event and transportation ticketing, automotive and chemical industries, logistics and supply chain, asset management, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, fast-moving consumer goods, beauty care, spirits, device authentication and counterfeit protection, electronic games, event management, wearable technology, and customer loyalty programs.

Quality, off-the-shelf connectivity at ultra-low costs

With over two billion NFC reader-enabled devices deployed globally, NXP’s NFC Forum compliant NTAG® 210µ is designed to facilitate the adoption of NFC technology across markets in which contactless technology has typically been cost-prohibitive.