- IC design for Radio Frequency IDenification applications
DELTA has been designing ASICs and SoCs for over 25 years, and has one of the largest and most experienced IC design teams in Europe. Our knowledge of the RFID sector is extensive, and we have designed more than 10 devices.
One-stop RFID solutions
We offer the spectrum of services to support RFID applications, including mixed-signal IC design and a library of proven circuitry.
Recently, DELTA has developed a semi-costume RFID sensory tag conforming to ISO 14443 and ISO 15693.
Furthermore, we support this with complete silicon production, wafer/component testing and packaging capabilities - including individual customisation of tags - providing an efficient one-stop solution for RFID projects.
Broad experience within active and passive tags
Our experience in this market sector is very broad, and includes passive and active tags for close proximity or longer range applications, backed by an exceptionally wide range of system-level IP including processors, microcontrollers, non-volatile memory, embedded sensors, etc.
Among the projects we have worked on are ICs and low-cost / low-power embedded systems for:
- Sensory tags
- 5.8 GHz transponders for payment systems (such as the Danish BroBizz scheme)
- connected health applications
- passive RFID tags
- tags with application-specific privacy functions, sensors
- HF/UHF communications / energy harvesting
- standards compliance (NFC, ISO 14443-A/15693 , EPC Gen2)
- multi-protocol support
- encryption (DES, DES3, AES, SHA-1)
HF and UHF front-end IPs
Continuing investments are being made by DELTA's Microelectronics business unit to support the rapidly growing demand for customised RFID solutions from HF to microwave frequencies - including IP for HF and UHF front-ends that can be used for communications as well as energy harvesting purposes. This IP can enable new products in wireless equipment markets such as security fob's, door openers, automobile keys, etc.