Confidex - Ironside

The Confidex Ironside tag can be mounted easily on any metallic surfaces either with industrial adhesive or mechanically (e.g. with pop rivets). Ironside’s performance enables several on-metal identification challenges to be solved which earlier were impossible with passive RFID. The Ironside Tag has passed the rigorous testing requirements for the Aerospace Standard AS5678 specification. It is used successfully in RFID implementations globally for tracking assets from steel pallets to train wagons.


  • Ideal for metal and non-metal applications
  • Up to 9 meters read range when metal mounted
  • Read/Write capability


Physical Characteristics
Dimensions51.5 x 47.5 x 10.0 mm
(91.8 x 49.5 x 18.0 mm with Weld Bracket)
Weight22g (39g with Weld Bracket)
Case MaterialThermoplastic Elastomer
ColourDark grey
Fixation Holes5.0mm
Environmental Characteristics
Operating Temperature-40°C to +85°C
Storage Temperature-55°C to +105°C (-55°C for upto 3hrs)
Ingress ProtectionIP68 (20°C, Water Immersion for 5 Hours to 1m)
Chemical ResistanceNo physical or performance changes in:
- Salt water (salinity 10%, tested in 168h exposure)
- NaOH (10%, pH 13, tested in 24h exposure)
- Sulfuric acid (10%, pH 2, tested in 168h exposure)
- Motor oil (tested in 168h exposure)
Generally good against: Methanol (moderate concentrations), ethanol (moderate concentrations), glycerine, ethylene glycol, consistent grease, most acids, bases and tensides such as sulfuric acid 96%, nitric acid 10%, NaOH 50%, soap solution 30%.
Testing recommended for hydrocarbons and some of the carboxylic acids. Acetone should be avoided.
Mechanical ResistanceVibration: JESD22-B103B, service condition 2; vibration that is aligned with tag thickness (z-axis).
RTCA DO-160 Rev E 8.5
Shock: RTCA DO-160 Rev E 7.2
Communication Characteristics
Operating Frequency902 MHz - 928 MHz
Chip OptionsNXP UCODE G2XM
Impinj Monza4QT
Read DistanceUp to 9 m on metal
Chip Features
Data RateUpto 640 kbits/s
UIDUpto 240 bits EPC
User Memory512 bits
ISO ComplianceEPC Global Class 1 Gen 2
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP
[A] Confidex Ironside
CX-3000319 Ironside Classic MQT $13.09 A6