STMicroelectronics announced its latest chip, the LRiS64k, designed to speed up servicing and to simplify record keeping for OEMs and equipment operators in sectors such as health care, aviation, logistics, oil and chemicals, construction and manufacturing.
The LRiS64K combines RFID circuitry with a 64-Kbit non-volatile EEPROM capable of storing data, such as initial manufacturer details and complete records of repairs or upgrades. Engineers servicing equipment such as medical devices, industrial equipment, automotive controllers or avionics modules containing an LRiS64K can access important unit-specific information held directly on the device, by using a standard RFID reader.
LRiS64K is a long-range device, based on the international ISO 15693 and ISO 18000-3 mode 1 standards for RFID devices and capable of co-existing with other devices within range.The memory can retain data for more than 40 years and withstand more than one million write/erase cycles.
With its on-board storage, there is no longer any need to retrieve paper records or access an online database. The unit’s service history can be updated directly in the LRiS64K memory for access during subsequent inspection or servicing. This can save downtime and help reduce MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations) costs.