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RFID Overview and Signal Analysis

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Download the 2MB Adobe file of the July 26, 2007 webcast.

Why this event is important

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a technology deployed in all areas of automatic data capture which allows contact-less identification of objects via Radio Frequency (RF). Current applications range from industrial automation to access control, from animal identification to e-Passport and from medical applications to ticketing and inventory tracking. RFID technology solutions are acquiring much attention in research and development projects of large corporations. RFID is a major growth area in auto identification applications, providing the technology behind contact-less smart cards, production automation and the electronic supply chain.

This webcast provides an historical introduction of the RFID technology followed by a description of the state–of-the-art of the key application areas on the market, including the Near Field Communication (NFC) area involving mobile telephony. A review of the different RFID Regulatory Boards and Standards is also provided.

The second part of this webcast describes the technical aspects of the data transmission and acquisition between the different RF components of an RFID system. Finally, the test requirements during research and installation phases are described, along with the needed test equipment used to perform and validate the testing protocols. Particular attention is given to the benefits of the utilization of Auto-tuned Spectrum Analyzer and the demodulation capabilities via the most recent Vector Signal Analysis software version.

Who should attend

  • This webcast is intended for Engineers and technicians developing and testing RFID readers and tags in R&D through production. This webcast may also be useful for those working on installation and maintenance applications.