Royal Philips Electronics
There are two sales offices in Australia for the Semiconductor division of Philips in Melbourne and Sydney.
745 Springvale Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170
Tel: (03) 9271 3666
Fax: (03) 9271 3688
65 Epping Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
Tel: (02) 9947 0250
Fax: (02) 9947 0251
Philips Semiconductors is one of the major suppliers of semiconductors for RFID. Philips has entered into a partnership with Intermec and Gemplus to set standards for RFID in Supply Chain. They have submitted a proposal for an RFID protocal to EAN.UCC as well as an extended version of this proposal to ISO 18000-6. Philips claims that this partnership puts them in the unique position of being the only manufacturer capable of providing IC's in all three frequency ranges (125kHz, 13.56MHz and UHF)
CHIPS & TAGS
The Philips family of integrated circuits that power RFID Tags include:
A family of RFID ICs specifically designed for high volume logistics applications such as parcel and airline baggage handling, rental, and retail supply chain management. I·CODE's item scanning process does not require line-of-sight and can scan multiple labels at the same time. I·CODE ICs can also store a digital signature, enabling proof of genuineness and preventing goods from being counterfeited.
- The UCODE HSL (High frequency Smart Label) IC is a dedicated chip for passive, intelligent tags and labels. It is especially suited for supply chain management and logistics applications in the US, where operating distances of several meters can be realized. UCODE HSL is the first member of a product family of smart label ICs targeted to be compliant with the future ISO standards 18000-4 and 18000-6 for item management. This system offers increased read/write distances and the operation of multiple labels simultaneously in the same reader antenna field by using advanced anticollision and collision arbitration techniques. Whenever connected to a dedicated antenna for the targeted frequency range, the UCODE HSL can be operated without the line of sight and without the need of a battery on the tag. When the smart label or tag is within the operating range of the interrogator (read/write device), the high-speed radio frequency communication interface allows bi-directional data transmission.
- Optimized for very long operating ranges, our HITAGT family of passive radio frequency identification (RFID) ICs is designed for a broad array of identification applications including livestock tracking, Casino Gaming, Access Control and all kinds of logistic applications.
Philips manufactures Reader IC's for RFID. The MIFARE family of Reader IC's is suited to RFID which requires contactless reading. However, most of the registered applications for the readers are transport related, and not Supply Chain.