NXP Makes UHF PCB Antenna Design as Easy as 1, 2, 3

New design tool helps electronics manufacturers implement RFID technology

Eindhoven, Netherlands, August 19, 2013 – Electronic equipment manufacturers wanting to embed RFID technology in their products are now able to do so without needing deep UHF antenna design experience thanks to NXP Semiconductors’ (NASDAQ: NXPI) new online software tool. The RFID – PCB Antenna Designer tool helps implement antennas on a printed circuit board (PCB) in the UHF frequency range (840-960 MHz).

UHF antenna design is more complex than a typical HF antenna design and needs an expert understanding of the electronic design constraints. With the RFID – PCB Antenna Designer customers can simply input parameters, such as space available on the PCB, target performance, board materials, and target frequency range in the region of application to receive a turnkey UHF antenna design for their specific application. Additionally, the tool offers a comprehensive overview of all the features of the UCODE portfolio, enabling designers to select the right UCODE product for their application.

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NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012. Find out more at www.nxp.com.