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The Basics of RFID Technology

The Basics of RFID Technology

There are many different types of radio frequency identification technology. This article explains the difference between active and passive tags and between low-, high- and ultra-high frequency systems. The focus is on inventory management and control systems. I like the format of this article because it has links to terms that may not be familar such as inductive coupling. Best suited for a second year student with some electronics background. Good background reading for a class assignment.


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