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    YPRES, Belgium, May 27 /CNW/ - Melexis, an early and innovative
semiconductor player in the RFID market, demonstrates its new sensor tag IC,
the MLX90129, during the Sensor & Test exhibition. This contactless sensing
system on a chip targets applications such as cold chain management,
industrial data logger or medical monitoring devices.
    The MLX90129 embeds a versatile sensor interface together with an
internal temperature sensor to monitor environmental parameters, a 3,2kilobit
data storage memory, an ISO/IEC15693 RFID tag front end enabling fast and easy
data collection, an SPI port allowing capability extension by connecting
external memory or microcontroller and an internal state machine to enable
standalone operation.
    The MLX90129 has been successfully designed-in at targeted customers.
Joachim Uhl, CEO of Scemtec Sensor Technology comments: "The Melexis Sensor
Tag IC embeds the majority of the requested features and functions used in
Data Logging applications, replacing costly multi-chip solutions. The ultra
low power consumption extends battery life and the RFID interface simplifies
the data collection. When we decided to develop our ScemTag Data Logger, we
chose the MLX90129."
    Gilles Cerede, RFID Product Marketing Manager at Melexis comments: "When
we started to introduce the MLX90129 on the market, Scemtec was one of our
target customers. Their experience and end user knowledge definitely helped
guide our development efforts. After a thorough evaluation process, Scemtec
selected the MLX90129 as we believe this product offers a unique combination
of Melexis' expertise in both sensing and wireless systems."
    Patrick Albert, RFID Business Unit Manager at Melexis, said: "As an
innovative RFID ICs manufacturer, our aim is to offer differentiated products
that will help our customers to simplify the deployment of RFID solutions. In
the specific case of MLX90129, we are convinced that it will leapfrog the
hurdles which currently limit the deployment of accurate and cost efficient
monitoring in cold chain management."
    The design samples of the MLX90129 are available. An evaluation board and
a development kit will follow in August and October. Volume production will
start in November 2009. The device is offered in a -40 to 85 degrees C version
in the industry standard TSSOP20 pin package for surface mount manufacturing.
Estimated pricing for the MLX90129 will be 1.00 Euros at 50,000 pieces

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