Fast And Reliable Antenna Development Service
Innovoi can provide design service and technical support. Innovoi focuses RAIN and NFC tag product design. Innovoi can serve customers, who needs more R&D resources to respond increasing demand in RFID / IoT market. There is continuous demand for new innovation, which would enhance technological lead in the market. Innovoi has a target to provide innovation for customer’s benefit.
Bespoke Antenna Design
Standard inlays are usually designed for generic applications. Custom RFID antenna design has several advantages. The design can be tailored to fit the application exactly, which can improve the read range and reliability. Another advantage is the uniqueness of the design, which can enhance the exclusivity of the product. The customer brand can be taken into account in a custom antenna design. Bespoke design would also guarantee the longevity and flexibility of the IC selection and manufacturing process. Various sensors can be designed to be integrated to the RFID antenna.
Electromagnetic simulation is utilized in the design process. Alternative design approaches and influence of various design parameters can be quickly compared before making a physical prototype. In certain situations, it might be challenging to make actual measurements, but the simulation model can provide valuable information about the expected performance in the final application. The optimal placement of the tag can be searched for with the electromagnetic simulation tools.
Prototyping is an essential part of the design process. The final application can be complex to model and the design has to be proven in the field before mass production. The parameters of the IC and its assembly process can cause deviation between the simulation model and the measurement. A handful of prototypes is usually sufficient for the final testing. Innovoi mainly uses an etched aluminium antenna on PET substrate. The IC connection is done with an anisotropic conductive paste. The prototyping process would speed up the production transition, since the manufacturing of several design variants in production can be omitted.
Testing And Measurements
All fabricated prototypes go through testing and measurements. Prototypes are measured with the laboratory equipment to provide expected performance data in a controlled environment. Initial application testing is performed with commercial reader devices. The final acceptance testing has to be done with the material produced in the production and real environment.