RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a wireless technology that reads and records data using radio waves. It has two main components – readers and tags. A reader is a device that uses one or more antennas to send out radio waves, induce a current in the tag and then pick up signals from the RFID tag. Through the use of radio waves, tags transmit their identity and other details to adjacent readers.
In this article, everything RF has listed some interesting RFID products that were trending on the website in October 2022. Visit the RFID hub on everything RF to keep up to date with new RFID products, news, whitepapers, webinars, and events.
RAIN RFID Reader Chip for Next-Gen IoT Solutions
The E910 from Impinj is a Global RFID Reader IC designed for enabling longer distance and higher density tag reading. This high-performance, low-power, highly-integrated systems-on-chip (SoC) reader enables IoT device makers to meet the increasing demand for item connectivity in portals, conveyers, warehouses, and many other markets. Read more.
Semi-Passive NFC/RAIN RFID Temperature and Humidity Logger Tag
The qLog (RT0013) from CAEN RFID is a semi-passive NFC/RAIN RFID Temperature and Humidity Logger Tag that monitors temperature and humidity. It combines a high-resolution sensor; a large memory size and the standard NFC/RAIN RFID interfaces to realize effective track-and-trace solutions for the cold chain. Read more.
UHF On-Metal RFID Inlay for Item-Tagging
The EOS-232 U8 from TAGEOS is an On-Metal RFID Inlay for item-level tagging and inventory. It is based on NXP’s UCODE 8 IC which features a self-adjust capability, a product status flag for electronic article surveillance (EAS) applications, a pre-serialized 96-bit EPC, and a brand identifier. The IC enables long read distance and fast inventory of dense RFID tag population due to high read and write sensitivity and fast encoding speed. Read more.
NFC-enabled Zip Tie Tag for Pipes and Rounded Surfaces
The Cable Tie Tag from SAG is an NFC/RFID Tag that can be used to fasten tubes or loose items while providing an ID number to assist asset management, item tracking, and material workflow control. This tag can be read by an NFC-enabled phone. It uses ISO/IEC 14443A communication standard and has an NTAG 213 IC with a user memory of 144 bytes. Read more.
13.56 MHz RFID Reader Module for Terminals and Handheld Devices
The ID CPR60 from Feig is an RFID Reader Module that is designed to support contactless smart cards and transponders. It operates at 13.56 MHz (HF band) and allows integration into terminals, printers, and handheld devices for public transport. The architecture of this RFID reader is based on the well-known IP CPR family from Feig, which makes it compatible with all other CPR devices in terms of functionality and interface protocol. Read more.
On/Off Metal RFID Tag from 860 to 960 MHz
The Versa Trak from Xerafy is an RFID Tag that is designed to work on both metal and non-metallic surfaces. It operates from 860 to 960 MHz and has a read range of up to 9 m (on metal) and 3 m (off metal). This tag is based on the Impinj M750 IC, which has an EPC memory of 96 bits, a user memory of 32 bits, and a TID serialized memory of 96 bits. Read more.
Low-Profile RFID Antenna for Home/Business/Indoor Industrial Environments
The AN610 from Zebra is an RFID Antenna that is designed for home/business settings or indoor industrial environments. This left-hand circularly polarized antenna operates from 865 to 868 MHz (EU)/902 to 928 MHz (US) and provides 5 dBic of gain. It has a 3 dB beamwidth of 80° in both planes, an axial ratio of less than 2 dB, and a front-to-back ratio of 18 dB. Read more.
Rugged Low-Profile FCC/ETSI RFID Antenna
The AN520 from Zebra is a Rugged RFID Antenna that is suitable for indoor and outdoor environments. This right-hand circular polarized antenna provides a gain of 5.5 dBic and has a VSWR of 1.4:1. It operates from 902 to 928 MHz for FCC and 865 to 868 MHz for ETSI. The antenna has a 3 dB beamwidth of 115° in both planes and an axial ratio of 2 dB. It can handle an input power of up to 3 W. Read more.
On-Metal UHF RFID Tags for Industrial Applications
The UHF RFID TOM (Tag on Metal) Labels from IDENTIV are designed to be used on metal surfaces in industrial applications. They are available in two variants – Base and Pro – with the Base variant having a read range of 5.5 m and the Pro variant having a read range of up to 11 m. These RFID tags have an antenna that is 120 µm thick and are made of foam-based materials for high flexibility. Read more.
UHF RFID Chip for Smart IoT Applications
The UCODE-9xe from NXP Semiconductors is a UHF RFID Chip for smart IoT applications. It has a read sensitivity of -24 dBm and a write sensitivity of -22 dBm. This chip has an EPC memory of 128 bits, a TID memory of 96 bits, and a 32-bit kill password. It has a Memory Safety System that protects data and ensures accuracy. Read more.
125 kHz/13.56 MHz Surface-Mount RFID Reader/Writer Module
The T4NM-FDC0 from Elatec is an LF/HF/NFC RFID Reader/Writer Module that operates at a frequency of 125 kHz (LF) and 13.56 MHz (HF). It has onboard 18 kB flash storage for storing user-accessible non-volatile data and supports direct chip commands. This RFID module allows users to read and write to almost any 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz tags and/or labels. Read more.
13.56 MHz RFID Reader/Writer Module with 50 mm Range
The SL032F from StrongLink is a 13.56 MHz RFID Reader/Writer Module. It can operate up to a distance of 50 mm (depending on the tag) and supports MIFARE 1K, MIFARE 4K, MIFARE Ultralight, MIFARE Ultralight C, NTAG203, DESFire, DESFire EV1, and MIFARE Plus 2K/4K tags. This RFID module conforms to ISO14443A protocol and has an auto-detection function that can close automatically when there is a DESFire or Mifare Plus L0/L2/L3 card coming into the detection range. Read more.
UHF RAIN RFID Module for Battery-Operated Applications
The ThingMagic M7e-Pico from Jadak is a UHF RAIN RFID Module that is designed for battery-operated applications. It is based on the Impinj E310 RAIN RFID reader chip and supports frequencies from 860 to 930 MHz. This module has a read distance of more than 3 m with a read rate of up to 300 tags/second. Read more.
7mm High-Frequency RFID Laundry Tag
The H090209 from Omnia Technologies is a High-Frequency RFID Laundry Tag that operates at 13.56 MHz. It facilitates contactless tracking and inventory management of garments in the textile rental & industrial Laundry verticals. This tag is designed to withstand conditions of pressure, heat, and chemical resistance as per the requirements of the applications. Read more.
13.56 / 860-960 MHz On-Metal RFID Inlay with NFC
The Midas Flagtag EM4425 DF from Avery Dennison is a Dual-Frequency On-Metal Inlay that operates in the UHF band of 860-960 MHz and HF band (NFC) of 13.56 MHz. It consists of EM Micro-electronic’s EM4425 echo-V IC that has up to 480-bit EPC memory and 2048-bit user memory with up to 96-bit TID/UID memory. Read more.
RFID Panel Antennas from 125 to 134.2 kHz for Near-Field Applications
The RFID LF Panel Antennas from iDTRONIC operate from 125 to 134.2 kHz. This high-performance circularly polarized antennas have a read distance of up to 30 cm and can be used in combination with BLUEBOX LF controllers. The antennas are IP65-rated and are available in PVC housings with a lumberg antenna connector. Read more.
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