On April 10, 2020, Impinj formally announced the beginning of the End-of-Life (EOL) process for the Impinj Monza X-2K Dura Embedded tag chip. The last date to place orders is July 10, 2020.
We recommend the Impinj Monza X-8K as a replacement for all existing Monza X-2K designs. The Monza X-8K has the same features as the Monza X-2K but has a larger package size and additional memory. The Impinj Monza X-8K is designed to be drop-in compatible with the recommend Printed Circuit Board (PCB) footprint as shown in both device datasheets, enabling you to easily transition your Impinj Monza X-2K design to the Monza X-8K tag chip.
This application note supports end-users transitioning from the Impinj Monza X-2K to Monza X-8K, detailing important differences between Monza X family tag chips and specific recommendations to ensure design compatibility when working with the larger package size of the Monza X-8K.