Boosting RFID Read Performance with ST’s Enhanced UHF Rain® Reader IC

Discover a high-speed RFID reader chip that combines outstanding performance with low power consumption




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Watch the 1-hour on-demand webinar to learn about the industry-leading read rates and high sensitivity of the low-power ST25RU3993 UHF Rain® RFID reader IC.

We start by exploring the fundamentals of the technology behind Rain® RFID, with an emphasis on ST's ecosystem of Readers/Tags and solutions. We introduce the different types of readers, and highlight how to best utilize the Rain® RFID technology for applications such as retail, track & trace, and aviation. An overview of the tools and software that supports and enables accelerated design with the ST25RU3993 reader IC is also presented.

The ST25RU3993 UHF Rain® RFID reader device provides multi-protocol support for the 840-960 MHz UHF band, compatible with ISO18000-62 & -63, ISO29143 and GS1’s EPC UHF Gen2 air interface protocol. It includes an on-chip VCO and a power amplifier, and offers a complete set of RFID features including dense reader mode (DRM) functionality and support for frequency-hopping, low-level transmission coding, low-level decode, data framing, and CRC checking.

You will learn:

  • The background on Rain® RFID technology
  • About the tools and resources available in ST's Readers/Tags support ecosystem
  • How to maximize the benefits of Rain® RFID technology in a variety of applications
  • The architecture, features, and performance of the ST25RU3993 Rain® UHF RFID reader device



Jim Barlow has held various positions in design, business development, sales, and applications; holds multiple patents for RF communication protocols, and has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University and BSEE studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is currently based in California.