Alien Technology - ALN 9640 Squiggle

Based on Alien®’s break-through Alien Higgs-3 UHF RFID IC and innovative Squiggle antenna design, the ALN-9640 delivers industry leading EPC Gen 2 range and reliability at competitive prices. ALN-9640 inlays are also World Tag compliant, enabling inlays that operate consistently across the diverse frequencies of the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

With its Higgs-3 core, the Squiggle delivers unprecedented performance and a rich feature set including a 32-bit TID, a 64-bit Unique TID for authentication and serialization applications, an extensible EPC memory bank, 512-bits of user memory for distributed data applications, and password protected read and write support capabilities to prevent unauthorized viewing and modification of thetag’s data. Typical applications for the Squiggle include, but are not limited to, corrugate cases, pallet placards, apparel hang tags, baggage tags, shipping labels, asset management, and file folder labels.

The ALN-9640 is the most versatile member of Alien’s family of Alien Higgs-3 powered UHF RFID inlays. Other members include: the 2 x 2 (ALN-9534), an omni-directional inlay for baggage and apparel; the M (ALN-9554) for high-performance on plastics; and the Squiggle-SQ (ALN-9529) for small item inlays. All members of the family are manufactured using Alien’s patented Fluidic Self Assembly (FSA™) process, which delivers high inlay volumes at low unit costs.


  • EPC Gen 2 (v1.2.0)and ISO/IEC 18000-6C compliant
  • Worldwide RFID UHF operation (840-960MHz)
  • Higgs™-3 IC with 800-bits of Nonvolatile Memory in several specified blocks
  • Pre-programmed with a unique, unalterable 64-bit serial number (ideal for authentication)
  • User Memory can be Block Perma-Locked
  • User Memory can be Read Password protected in 64-bit blocks, prohibiting unintended Reads without an access password
  • Supports all Mandatory and Optional Gen 2 commands including item level commands
  • Custom commands for high speed programming
  • Available in high-yield, high-capacity dry/wet inlay rolls for high volume converting processes


Physical Characteristics
Dimensions (Wet Inlay)98.2 mm x 12.3 mm
AdhesiveGeneral Purpose Permanent
OverlayTT Printable White Film
Environmental Characteristics
Shelf Life2 Years @ 25°C 40% Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing)
Shelf Storage Limits-25°C to +50°C
20% to 90% Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing)
Application TemperatureGreater Than 2°C
Operating Limits-20°C to +90°C
20% to 80% Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing)
ESD LimitHBM: 5.0kV
CDM: 1.5kV
RFID Characteristics
RF ProtocolEPC Gen 2(ISO 18000-6C)
Operating Frequency Range840 to 960 MHz
Operating ModePassive
Tag Characteristics
EPC96 - 480 bits
User Memory512 bits
TID32 bits
Unique TID64 bits
PasswordAccess: 32 bits, Kill: 32 bit
ICAlien Higgs-3
Read RangeTBA
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] Sample Tags
9-9740-405-2 ALN-9740-WRC-1 Alien Squiggle, Clear Wet Inlay, Higgs-4, Each $0.55 A
9-9740-406-4 ALN-9740-WRW-10K Alien Squiggle, White Wet Inlay, Higgs-4, 10K (1 roll) $4,763.00 F
[B] Rolls
9-9740-401-0 ALN-9740-WRW-20K Alien Squiggle, White Wet Inlay, Higgs-4, 20K $9,526.00 F