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What is RFID?
Short for radio frequency identification, RFID is a technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. An RFID system consists of an antenna and a transceiver that reads the RF and transfers the information to a processing device, and a transponder or tag, which is an IC that holds the RF circuitry and the information to be transmitted.
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2006-07-13 Zebra licenses Magellan's PJM RFID tech
Zebra Technologies Corp. has licensed Magellan Technology's phase jitter modulation RFID technology.
2009-10-13 Wireless FRAM packs RFID capability
Ramtron's MaxArias WM710xx family features a transponder IC with 4-, 8-, and 16Kbit user memory densities.
2012-12-12 USB kit simplifies RFID app development
Elatec's USB developer kit for the 13.56MHz Mifare NFC Mini Reader enables OEMs and system integrators to design the RFID reader/writer into their proprietary applications.
2005-08-19 UPS invests in Wi-Fi, RFID combination
UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, a private-equity strategic investment arm of UPS Inc., has provided Series A funding to G2 Microsystems, which makes RFID chips for managing and tracking mobile devices using Wi-Fi networks.
2009-05-19 Understand RFID, Part 2: Testing
Read about the test and challenges for test and diagnostics of RFID systems and know how to overcome them.
2009-05-04 Understand RFID, Part 1: Technology
Here's part 1 one of this series that examines RFID and near field communications technologies.
2010-04-15 UHF RFID reader/writer suit harsh apps
GAO RFID launches a portable read/write model that has a maximum read distance of 8m and a maximum write distance of 4m.
2010-05-06 UHF RFID reader dongle suits authentication apps
The RU-888-000 USB UHF RFID reader module and the RU-888-100 UHF RFID USB dongle that can turn any USB enabled computer, notebook, netbook, PDA or cell phone into an ISO 18000-6C/EPCglobal C1G2 RFID Reader System.
2007-03-09 UHF RFID reader chip dissipates 1.5W max
A start-up nurtured as part of Intel Capital has announced a low-cost integrated RFID reader chip for the UHF band. The sub-Rs.1,812.80 ($40) cost, 8-by-8mm size and 1.5W power consumption of the Intel's R1000 chip could enable a new class of portable readers.
2007-10-23 Turck rolls configuration software for RFID system
Turck has announced a new configuration software that helps to define the information needed for implementing its BL ident RFID system.and simulates an entire application's RFID requirements simply and easily.
2005-11-29 TiVo files for RFID patent
TiVo Inc. filed a patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggesting company inventors believe RFID technology will become inserted into clothing, jewellery, key chains, and even under the skin in the body.
2006-12-19 TI, RFID4U propose tag testing for RFID products
Texas Instruments Inc. and RFID4U proposed that proper tag testing and verification can increase the chances of achieving "five-nines" performance for RFID-labelled products.
2007-01-19 TI unveils high-frequency RFID reader IC family
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has announced the availability of a high-frequency (13.56MHz), multi-standard radio frequency identification (RFID) reader IC product family.
2005-11-24 TI to sell sensor, RFID division, says analyst
Texas Instruments has reached an agreement to sell its Sensors & Controls division, according to Tristan Gerra, an analyst with R.W. Baird.
2008-04-03 The Physics of RFID, Part 2
This document provides a basic understanding of the physics of RFID communications and the characteristics that affect system performance during the journey of an RF wave.
2008-04-18 The Physics of RFID (4)
The article discusses the travel adventures of a RF waves.
2006-11-28 Thailand RFID market to reach Rs.147 crore by 2010
The RFID market in Thailand is projected to reach Rs.145.66 crore ($32 million) by 2010 from Rs.74.20 crore ($16.3 million) in 2005, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan report.
2007-03-16 Test passive RFID tags with RTSA
This article discusses the testing challenges facing the designer of an RFID communication system—regulatory testing, standards conformance, and optimisation with a focus on passive RFID tags.
2008-05-16 Test bed powers up RFID testing
The Georgia Institute of Technology aims to revolutionize RFID tag testing with its new test bed.
2005-09-12 Tektronix rolls RFID software suite for its spectrum analyzers
Tektronix introduced a new RFID software measurement suite for WCA200A, RSA3300A and RSA3408A real-time spectrum analyzers.
2006-03-17 Symbol, IBM to develop 'intelligent' RFID reader
Symbol Technologies and IBM have announced that Symbol will embed IBM's WebSphere RFID Device Infrastructure on Symbol's XR series of fixed RFID readers.
2008-07-11 Study on RFID harm caused panic, says reader
A report suggesting the danger in the use of RFID in hospitals prompted a reader to pen some comments on the issue.
2006-06-06 ST releases RFID ICs for tracking apps
ST has announced two 2048-bit long-range RFID memory products are compliant with ISO/IEC 15693 and ISO/IEC 18000-3 Mode 1 RFID standards for tracking apps.
2012-11-16 ST offers dev't platform for battery-free NFC/RFID memory apps
ST's M24LR Discovery Kit enables the design of battery-free electronic applications that can exchange data with ISO15693-compatible, NFC-enabled smartphones or RFID reader-writers.
2006-06-15 ST develops 2KB RFID memories to feature data storage, security
STMicroelectronics' RFID memory products target cost-sensitive general-purpose RFID apps that require both data storage and security.
2007-01-23 Smartcode invests in India RFID centre
SmartCode Corp. has announced the establishment of a RFID Centre in India, and the addition of 18 new partnerships in India. The company has made an investment of up to Rs.67.98 crore($15 million).
2007-02-20 SK Telecom, WJ ink RFID solutions agreement
WJ Communications Inc. has entered into an agreement with SK Telecom (SKT) to develop RFID solutions designed for cellular mobile handsets.
2007-12-03 Single-chip RFID readerfor mobile devices debuts
Samsung Electronics has unveiled a single-chip RFID reader that enables anytime, anywhere mobile access to information.
2007-05-25 Singapore tags fish with RFID
Singapore's Underwater World aquarium has offered a high-tech RFID tagging method to help visitors identify the different species of fishes on display.
2008-10-21 Silicon ink targets RFID tags
Kovio has rolled out its silicon printing scheme at the Electronic Product Code conference in Chicago.
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