SOURCE: WJ Communications

September 27, 2005 08:30 ET

WJ Communications Launches a High Performance Multi-Protocol RFID Reader Platform

Unique Modular Design and Software Defined Radio (SDR) Approach Developed to Provide OEMs and System Integrators Highly Flexible Reader Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 27, 2005 -- WJ Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: WJCI), a leading designer and supplier of RF solutions for the wireless infrastructure and RFID reader markets, today announced the immediate availability of the WJ SR2200 high-performance RFID Reader Platform. In addition to being EPC UHF Class 1 Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6B compliant, the SR 2200 platform is also backward compatible with EPC Class 1, 0, and 0+. Designed by the same team that developed the original Gen 1 (EPC class 0) reader, the WJ 2200 high-performance RFID Reader Platform builds upon WJ's years of reader experience to set a new standard in today's demanding multi-protocol environment.

"WJ's RFID heritage and strength are based on its strong RF legacy combined with market-leading RFID specific firmware and DSP capabilities. This unique combination enables us to provide very versatile RFID reader solutions to our OEM Reader partners and customers," said Chuck Lau, senior vice president and general manager for WJ Communications. "The SR2200 reader platform employs our unique software defined radio approach to provide a highly flexible and configurable reader solution. This modular platform solution was designed specifically to enable our OEM reader customers to have the ability to achieve 'tailored' solutions in a very short period of time. We believe this Portal or Fixed Reader Platform solution will be very attractive for a variety of markets and applications such as CPG, retailers, DOD, Pharma companies and others."

The WJ SR2200 high-performance RFID Reader Platform introduces new technology and design attributes that will greatly enhance its read performance. A unique MCA™ (Modular Component Architecture) has a reader engine core that is based on the latest high-performance DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and controller processors. WJ has applied its expertise to develop DxP™ (DSP extreme processing) that exploits the inherent power of the hardware to provide an unmatched level of performance and sensitivity in today's demanding environments. Other innovations that will enhance performance include an Autonomous Reader Mode.

WJ has architected the SR2200 platform so partners in the US or International markets can create unique product solutions based on different RF hardware requirements or interface needs. LSIS, part of the Korea's LG conglomerate, is the first high-profile partner to offer a reader based on the WJ SR2200 platform. And since the WJ SR2200 high-performance RFID Reader Platform is a software-based radio, this smart reader can be controlled and programmed via industry standard connectivity such as TCP/IP using the emerging EPC Host Interface Protocol.

About the SR2200

The initial release of the WJ SR2200 high-performance RFID Reader Platform includes the following key features: Multi-protocol - EPC Gen1 (0/0+/1), EPC Gen2, ISO 18000-6B (UCode EPC1.19/UCode HSL), UHF (902-928 MHz), 1-4 Antennae (including software selectable mono or bi-static modes), and Read Range up to 8-10 meters (24 - 30 ft).

Availability

The WJ SR2200 is available now. Partners, OEMs and system integrators can contact WJ directly at 408-577-6200 or visit the web at www.wj.com.

About WJ Communications

WJ Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) solutions serving multiple markets targeting wireless communications, RF identification (RFID), broadband cable, and defense and homeland security. WJ addresses the RF challenges in these multiple markets with its highly reliable amplifiers, mixers, RF integrated circuits (RFICs), RFID reader modules, chipsets, and multi-chip (MCM) modules. For more information visit www.wj.com or call 408-577-6200

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Contact Information

  • WJCI Contacts:

    Editorial and PR:
    Leah McLean
    Ph: 408-577-6411
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    Financial:
    Rainer Growitz
    Ph: 408-577-6268
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