Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced development of a RFID tag that can use the foil of pharmaceutical blister packs as an antenna.
Leveraging Murata’s MAGICSTRAP technology the product equipped will essentially become the RFID tag. It can also be embedded or molded into products as hidden protection against counterfeiting.
MAGICSTRAP, also marketed as the LXMS31 series, is a multilayer ceramic RFID module that includes an integrated circuit alongside antenna matching circuitry. This circuitry allows existing metallic structures in products or packages to be used as a booster antenna, and reduces the tag’s size to around 3.2 mm x 1.6 mm.
Murata has embedded all necessary radio frequency circuitry, including antenna filters, matching circuitry and 10kV ESD protection, within the substrate of the module.