CISC Semiconductor releases “UHF RFID Real Time Sniffer”

CISC Semiconductor releases a new software module for the CISC RFID Xplorer that records and analyzes the communication between the tag and reader in real-time.

Klagenfurt, Austria – 9th January, 2015. CISC Semiconductor (CISC) would like to wish all our customers and patrons Happy New Year. May this New Year bring lots of success in all your endeavors. CISC’s new innovative products combined with customer satisfaction had been the driving force for our success in 2014 which we hope to maintain in 2015 as well. Continuing in our efforts to release better products in the RFID market, CISC is happy to begin the year with the release of a new software module for CISC RFID Xplorer known as CISC RFID Xplorer Sniffer. This new module makes the Xplorer additionally to a tag tester mode also to a reader and application tester.

The CISC RFID Xplorer Sniffer is a tool to analyze RFID reader and tag signals. The detection and decoding of reader commands and tag responses is done in real-time. The CISC RFID Xplorer Sniffer lets the user to trigger on reader commands. It logs the communication between the reader under test and tags into a TXT file. Complex waveform signals can be recorded and saved on the hard-drive in a stream file to make them available for further analysis both in the time and frequency domain. This includes:

  • Message parsing
  • Waveform analysis
  • Frequency spectrum
  • Link timing analysis

The CISC RFID Xplorer Sniffer delivers high precision result and premium receiver sensitivity that covers the RF band from 50 MHz to 2.2 GHz. The test instrument is easy use and can be setup within couple of seconds, which makes it convenient to carry to any test site.

The sniffer mode of the CISC RFID Xplorer supports multiple standards including GS1 EPC Gen 2, ISO/IEC 18000-63, RAIN RFID and upcoming ISO/IEC 29167 crypto suites.

About CISC RFID Xplorer

Xplorer, more precisely termed as Xplorer 200, has new upgraded features such as extended read and write memory tests and test support for crypto suites fully supporting GS1 EPCglobal and ISO/IEC test standards. Xplorer 200 is also developed to perform all Brazil RFID test Standards such as SINIAV, ARTESP and Brazil ID. Xplorer can be successfully used to measure both standalone tags and tags applied to products. It is also able to perform a complete analysis of multiple tags. For more information please see or visit us at RFID Journal Live (Booth# 245) in San Diego, CA, USA, 15‑17th April 2015.
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About CISC Semiconductor

CISC Semiconductor GmbH is a design and consulting service company for industries which develop embedded microelectronic systems with extremely short Time-To-Market cycles. CISC’s core competences are system design, modeling, simulation, verification and optimization of heterogeneous embedded microelectronic systems with a particular focus on products and services located in three different business units: “Automotive”, “RFID+RFComm” and “Tools+Methodology”.
Our customers are represented in the Semiconductor, Automotive and RFID industry.
CISC Semiconductor was founded in 1999 and is 100% privately owned. The company is managed by an international team of highest skilled experts. Our main office is situated in Klagenfurt, Lakeside Science & Technology Park, Austria.


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