MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company [NYSE: LMT] providing real-time supply chain and asset management solutions, unveiled a state-of-the-art Radio Frequency system-on-a-chip (SoC) about the size of a dime that streamlines design and development processes of DASH7 RFID-based tracking devices.
Savi's new active RFID SoC combines three different microprocessor chips onto one silicon chip package, which dramatically consolidates and simplifies the integration of electrical circuitry used to process and store data on RFID tags and readers. As a result, the design and manufacturing processes of standards-based active RFID hardware and enabling solutions are speedier and more cost-effective while also maintaining the full functionality and memory of Savi's industry-leading hardware.
The Savi RFID SoC, which contains not only all of the core technology from Savi tags and readers but also enhanced functionality, is available now as part of the OEM Modules sold through the Savi Developer program, which is also being announced today. Savi Developers have open access to component technologies required to make RFID hardware and adaptive software applications based on Savi Technology products. The small size of Savi's SoC now makes it much easier to embed RFID in other technology devices or directly into an asset.
"Savi's new system-on-a-chip showcases the latest in a long line of innovations over the past two years that include smarter, high-performance hardware and more adaptive software that deliver ever-increasing value to our commercial and government customers worldwide," said David Stephens, CEO, Savi Technology. "System-on-a-chip removes a lot of the complexity and accelerates interoperability in the development of RF hardware, making it easier for both Savi and other developers to design, develop and deploy differentiated technologies that improve supply chain and asset management processes."
The Savi RFID SoC provides the industry's latest ultra-low power 32-bit ARM processor core in a single 9mm x 9mm chip package. The Savi RFID SoC has all of the core capabilities of a Savi RFID product.
In addition, Savi Technology is offering developers the OEM Tag Developer Kit and the Savi OEM Tag Module, which give developers and integrators access to Savi core technology as well as the flexibility to add power options, antennas and sensors to their applications.
About Savi Technology
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], Savi Technology is a leading provider of supply chain information and technology solutions and services. These capabilities include real-time solutions based on active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and other Automatic Identification and Data Capture technologies that improve the visibility, management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.