How to Improve Your Memory

SMARTRAC is now offering an increased portfolio of RAIN RFID (UHF) inlays and tags that feature high memory capacity even in small form factors, opening up a whole new range of applications across many different industry sectors.


SMARTRAC has enhanced a wide range of its highly successful RAIN RFID (UHF) inlays and tags by adding increased memory capacity. Small form factor products like GRILLE and FLY, as well as all DOGBONE, BELT and MINIWEB tags are now available with new, high-memory ICs from the NXP UCODE family. These tags are designed for automotive, global supply chain, industrial, pharmaceutical, product authentication, brand protection and healthcare applications, and offer excellent performance in demanding environments and on different materials.

Big… Bigger… Biggest


In simple terms, SMARTRAC can now offer products in all sizes with high performance and greater memory capacity. The latest additions to SMARTRAC’s product portfolio are the SMARTRAC FLY and GRILLE inlays and tags.


left: GRILLE, right: FLY


FLY’s form factor is only 12x12mm, making it smaller than many industrial-grade 2-D barcodes, but capable of storing more information and being able to deliver the information more reliably with superior orientation insensitivity. FLY has been optimized for light and medium loads. It’s the smallest tag with the largest memory.


The GRILLE product is sized at 22x22mm and offers excellent performance at light and medium loads, and features an optimized form factor for tagging small items in industrial environments.


SMARTRAC’s market-leading MINIWEB, BELT and DOGBONE tags offered with the NXP high-memory ICs have been designed to meet the most demanding industrial environments while offering best-in-class performance for their size.


All of these products can be equipped with the latest NXP UCODE designs, like the UCODE 7XM and UCODE 7XM+ with extended memory, supporting 2 Kbits of user memory and 448 bits of EPC memory. All the chips offer unique TID and enable pre-serialized EPC, parallel encoding and a product status flag. The Ucode7XM+ has an additional 384-bit digital signature.


They can also be supplied with UCODE DNA, the world’s first UHF IC to combine long-range read performance with cryptographic authentication, and offering 3 Kbits of user memory and 224 bits of EPC memory. UCODE DNA’s high security and cryptographic authentication will no doubt find many applications in such areas as healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. 


The combination of SMARTRAC’s powerful inlays and tags with NXP’s state-of-the-art ICs make these products ready to serve the demanding needs of enabling the Industrial Internet (Industry 4.0).

Enabling Industry 4.0 – The Automotive Example

Many industrial applications requiring high memory, such as automotive or aerospace, where enhanced memory is required to store information during the manufacturing process, will be able to make full use of these new features.

To take one example: the automotive industry is constantly seeking to improve its manufacturing and logistics processes. For carmakers and component suppliers, RFID technology has become the main enabler for Industry 4.0 solutions that result in a dramatic increase in production efficiency.

Making the most of NXP’s industry-leading IC technology, SMARTRAC offers a comprehensive range of RFID products specifically developed for automotive applications. Those transponders can be attached to parts, components and vehicles to connect them to the Internet of Things (IoT), thus providing the basis for Industry 4.0 solutions that will lead the industry to the next level. In addition, SMARTRAC is expanding its scope of solutions with its IoT enablement platform SMART COSMOS. This opens up entirely new opportunities, including innovative solutions for car and driver connection, or spare part and component authentication.

These products are used by most major automotive OEMs. Characterized by durability, reliability, flexibility and cost-efficiency, they are fully compliant with VDA recommendations to the automotive industry and supported by the leading automation companies globally.

A Winning Partnership

SMARTRAC and NXP are leaders in their respective technology fields, and can offer similar products and solutions across a wide range of industries. Together, they are spearheading the market for RFID products designed for industrial applications, and providing the highest quality offerings not just for the automotive industry, but many other sectors.

SMARTRAC offers a broad range of inlays and hard tags in the LF, HF or UHF band, which are available in standard or customized form factors and can withstand all the conditions commonly encountered during manufacturing and logistics processes.

The company has a close relationship with NXP, which is the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, and is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy, and smart connected solutions markets.

All SMARTRAC inlays and tags are compliant with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management standards, which ensure a reliable and state-of-the-art product that will enable a variety of applications with extended user memory needs.

Applying RFID technology results in smart, reliable, efficient and error-free manufacturing and supply chain processes.


For further information about SMARTRAC’s latest, high-capacity RAIN RFID (UHF) inlays and tags, please contact our sales and customer service team.