Avery Dennison announced first to market Gen2 compliant inlay featuring UCODE 8

Avery Dennison RFID announced the addition of AD-238u8 to its vast portfolio of UHF RFID inlays. Featuring NXP’s UCODE 8 IC, it is recognized as one of the most power efficient global RAIN® RFID chips for omnichannel retail data. AD-238 provides unmatched performance, quality and robustness for improved supply chain management and greaterinventory accuracy across all retail store product categories!

UCODE 8 provides new features not present in NXP’s earlier generation, UCODE 7 IC, including an auto adjust feature to drive consistent performance across a variety of dielectrics and frequency ranges and automated error correction capability for memory data. An optional and customized feature of the UCODE 8 includes a unique brand identifier to validate authenticity for added brand protection.

AD-238 is the next generation transponder in Avery Dennison RFID’s AD-23x family of UHF RFID inlays. Surpassing AD-236, it is proven to exceed 12 meters in read distance. Meeting retail category performance requirements for all listed specs (A, B, C, D, F, G, I, K, M, N, and Q) under Auburn University’s ARC testing program, AD-238 also achieves excellent RF performance on corrugate and PTFE plastic.

The globally tuned inlay performs well in both FCC (902-928 MHz) and ETSI (865-868 MHz) frequency bands, making it an ideal solution for omnichannel apparel retailers, as well as other non-apparel applications. AD-238 has been evaluated with handheld, tunnel and overhead read systems, achieving favorable results. The 70 x 14.5mm antenna is compatible with standard industry sized labels, price tickets and hang tags for flexibility across use cases which require an assortment of form factors.

AD-238 is available in multiple formats to accommodate and support your converting needs. Choose from three formats including dry inlay (1-UP, Opaque PET), wet inlay (1-UP, Opaque PET), and pressure sensitive paper label.

Please work directly with your preferred OEM for printer/encoder placement guidelines.

AD-238 is the first of many new UCODE 8 inlay designs we have planned for release this year. Keep checking in with your Avery Dennison RFID sales representative for the latest status and launch schedule of new designs currently in development.

More Information and links to printer-friendly AD-238u8 datasheet and Application Notes can be found here