Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology for tracking and identifying assets using a simple antenna.

How does radio frequency identification (RFID) work?

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology uses radio waves to facilitate the exchange of data between a reader/writer and a tag. This communication provides information about the tag or the element carrying the tag thus enabling easier management of processes.

A radio frequency identification system comprises of three main elements: an RFID reader/writer, an RFID tag and RFID application software. The reader/writer communicates with the tags which are located on items that are mobile while the application software runs the whole system. Unlike barcode readers which must be aligned with the barcode, RFID tag data can be read remotely.

Applications of radio frequency identification (RFID)

RFID systems provide an easy solution for data collection and asset tracking. They can be used in store product identification, airline baggage identification, production control, asset tracking, vehicle tracking, livestock identification, access control applications and supply chain control generally.

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Description Price Device Type Memory Read Time Write Time Detection Range Minimum Frequency Communication Protocol Maximum Frequency Power Requirement IP Rating Length Width Depth Minimum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 800-2739
Mfr. Part No.20926410703
Each (In a Pack of 50)
Transponder 32 bit, 128 bit - - 7 m 860MHz RFID 960MHz - IP64, IP67, IP69K 144mm 29mm 0.7mm -32°C
RS Stock No. 800-2726
Mfr. Part No.20926410201
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Transponder 512 bit - - 2.5 m 860MHz RFID 960MHz Passive IP64, IP67, IP69K 41mm 11mm 5mm -50°C
RS Stock No. 800-2732
Mfr. Part No.20926410803
Each (In a Pack of 50)
Transponder 128 bit - - 4 m 860MHz RFID 960MHz - IP64, IP67, IP69K 74mm 29mm 0.7mm -32°C