Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
An Introduction to Passive RFID

An Introduction to Passive RFID

Ratings: (0)|Views: 474 |Likes:
Published by 87291472BG

More info:

Published by: 87291472BG on Aug 14, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





An Introduction to Passive RFID
©2009 ZIH Corp. Zebra and the Zebra head graphic are registered trademarks o ZIH Corp. All rights reserved. Electronic ProductCode is a trademark o EPCglobal Inc. Bluetooth is a registered trademark o Bluetooth SIG, Inc. SAP is the trademark or regis-tered trademark o SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Microsot and BizTalk are either registered trademarks ortrademarks o Microsot Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property o theirrespective owners.Unauthorized reproduction o this document or the sotware in the label printer may result in imprisonment o up to one year andfnes o up to $10,000 (17 U.S.C.506). Copyright violators may be subject to civil liability.
Understanding RFID—Technology and Applications
Throughout the manuacturing, logistics, and perishable ood industries, radio requency identication (RFID)technologies enable asset tracking, streamline the supply chain, and help improve operational eciency. RFID is anautomatic identication technology that relies on radio requency (RF) waves to read encoded digital data. RFIDis similar to bar code technology in concept. However, reading a bar code requires a line o sight optical scan.RFID does not require a visible tag or label to read its stored data—a powerul benet unmatched by any othertechnology today.The discussion that ollows provides an overview o RFID technology, describes current standards, and details howRFID can complement existing bar code technology while enabling new applications in diverse industries.
Passive RFID—The Basics
Passive RFID Tags
Passive RFID tags contain a low-power integrated circuit (IC) attached to an antenna, and are enclosed with pro-tective packaging (like a plastic card) as determined by the application. On-board memory within the IC storesdata. The IC then transmits/receives inormation through the antenna to an external reader, called an interroga-tor. High-requency (HF) tags use antennas made o a small coil o wires, while ultrahigh-requency (UHF) tagscontain dipole antennas with a matching wire loop.Depending on the application, users sometimes call tags transponders or inlays. Technically, an inlay is a tag on afexible substrate that is ready or conversion into a smart label. RFID tags come in many orms and sizes, some assmall as 10 x 10 mm.Passive tags receive all o their power rom the external tag reader, allowing the tag to “wake up” and transmit data.Tags also can be read-only (stored data can be read but not changed), read/write (stored data can be altered orrewritten), or a combination in which some data is permanently stored while other memory remains accessible orlater encoding and updates.Another type o tag, a smart label, extends basic RFID unctionality by combining human-readable inormationand bar code technology. A smart label consists o a paper or synthetic adhesive label embedded with an RFID taginlay. Smart labels combine the read range and unattended processing capability o tags with the convenience andfexibility o on-demand label printing.Users can pre-print and pre-code smart labels or unique requirements. In on-demand applications, a printer en-codes the tag inlay with xed or variable data. The label can retain all existing ormats and layouts needed to sup-port bar codes, text, and graphics or the specic application. Like an RFID tag, smart labels allow reprogrammingater initial data encoding. Smart labels typically range rom 1 x 1 inch to 4 x 6 inches.An emerging RFID technology—Battery Assist Passive (BAP) tags—unctions like a passive tag, but uses a battery to boost the RF signal, enabling a much longer range. With all the passive RFID options currently available, busi-ness and government enterprises gain a wide range o unique capabilities or automatic data capturing including:
improves operational eciency. 

Activity (6)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
shafee001 liked this
narupatil liked this
AIR2ACCESS liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->