60GHz-Technology

Counterfeit products are effecting almost all goods and economies; the issue receives momentum especially with the vast growth in online trade at a 2 digit growth rate. Fraunhofer IPMS has developed a new anti-counterfeit solution called “60GHhz-Technology”, specifically designed to address product counterfeiting. The technology uses tiny, fully integrated chips that can be verified wirelessly into any valuable product using millimeter waves with a frequency of above 60GHz. It is highly secure, impossible to copy and easy to implement into existing cloud solutions.

Key features:
 Based on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) principles/protocols
 mmWave Frequencies >60 GHz enabling on-chip antenna, no assembly needed
 No battery needed, energy is harvested on the chip
 Super-small chip size: ~1 mm2 at very thin chip thickness of <150 µm
 Complete cryptographically secure authentication process in <100 ms
 Read range: ~10 mm
 No copying or removal without notice

PRODUCT DEVELOPED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF A FUNDED PROJECT 

Project Acronym and Title: PROSECCO – PROduct SECurity and COmmunication

Funding source: SAB Sächsische Aufbaubank

Grant Agreement Number or Funding reference: G.A. 310018

Owner/Project contact: Fraunhofer IPMS

Country: Germany

Address: Maria-Reiche-Straße 2

Type of organisation: RTO – Research Technology Organisation