WARNING This device is definitely a dangerous thing. While the xIC transponder device has undergone several quality checks during manufacture and has been put through a battery of tests with various private labs, it has not been tested or certified by any regulatory agency for implantation or use inside the human body. Use of this device is strictly at your own risk.
The xIC is an ISO/IEC 15693 I-CODE SLI RFID chipset encased in a 2x12mm cylindrical USP grade lead-free borosilicate biocompatible glass housing. The xIC can be read and written to by many types of 13.56MHz RFID systems that use the ISO15693 standard.
- 13.56MHz ISO15693 “vicinity” I-CODE SLI chipset
- SL058030 I-CODE SLI Datasheet
- *Type I-CODE NFC Application Note
- 8 byte UID and 112 bytes of user read/write memory
- 10 year data retention. Rated for 100k writes per memory block.
- Encased in a 2.1mm by 12mm USP grade lead-free borosilicate bioglass shell
- No “anti-migration” coating means easy removal/replacement
Limited NFC compatibility
While not truly NFC compliant, the xIC does have limited NFC compatibility with certain NFC enabled Android devices such as the Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7, the HTC Amaze, etc. as well as Windows Phone powered devices such as the Nokia Lumia 920. These phones use NXP reader chips to power their NFC capabilities, and this chip comes with the ability to read some non-NFC compliant tag types. If your phone has an NXP reader chip, it may also be able to read and write to the xIC. Certain devices like the Google Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 10 tablet do not use the NXP reader chip and can not read from or write to the xIC. Check out our NFC compliant implantables page for fully NFC compliant options!