RFID Glossary

  • RFID Glossary : Factory Programming

    When the information on an RFID tag has been set during the manufacturing process, the resulting read-only tag is said to have factory programming. (go to RFID articles)Index of related articles:Activ

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  • RFID Glossary : Excite

    The tag reader transmits radio frequency energy to stimulate a passive RFID tag (to provide power to transmit its data back); the tag reader is said to excite the RFID tag. (go to RFID articles)Index

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  • RFID Glossary : Error Correcting Protocol

    See error correcting code for an explanation of this term. (go to RFID articles)Index of related articles:Active Tag (Active RFID Tag)Amplitude Modulation (AM)Antenna (RFID Tag Antenna)Anti-collisionB

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  • RFID Glossary : Error Correcting Mode

    See error correcting code for an explanation of this term. (go to RFID articles)Index of related articles:Active Tag (Active RFID Tag)Amplitude Modulation (AM)Antenna (RFID Tag Antenna)Anti-collisionB

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  • RFID Glossary : Error Correcting Code (ECC)

    When product data is placed on an RFID tag, a special piece of data called an error correcting code is created based on the product data using a known algorithm. The algorithm (or rule) used to create

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  • RFID Glossary : Electronic Product Code (EPC)

    The Electronic Product Code is a set of digits intended to complement barcodes like the Universal Product Code. An EPC is segmented, with digits that identify the manufacturer, the product category an

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  • RFID Glossary : Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS)

    This system uses tags that can be disabled by authorized agents. For example, when you purchase a hardback book from your local bookstore, the clerk places the book on a special plate and activates an

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  • RFID Glossary : Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

    A practical concern about the use of RFID arises in environments where radio waves of one device can distort or interfere with the radio waves of another device. Factories have many sources of radio w

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  • RFID Glossary : Continuous Wave (CM)

    A means of communication between an RFID tag and a reader; the data is contained in pulses of the carrier wave sent out by the reader. See modulation for more information. (go to RFID articles)Index

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  • RFID Glossary : Code plate (RFID code plate)

    Another term for an RFID tag. An RFID tag is a microchip combined with an antenna in a compact package; the packaging is structured to allow the RFID tag to be attached to an object to be tracked. T

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  • RFID Glossary : Closed Systems (or Closed Loop Systems)

    This term refers to RFID control systems in which the tracked objects never leave the company or organization. All of the data related to the object is stored in one place; the complete history of the

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  • RFID Glossary : Chipless RFID tag

    What is chipless RFID? A chipless RFID tag (also known as RF fibers) is one that does not make use of any integrated circuit technology to store information. The tag uses fibers or materials that refl

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  • RFID Glossary : Contactless smart card

    The term Contactless smart card refers to identification cards (for example, some credit cards) that do not need to make contact with the reader to be read, or swiped in a special slot. This capabilit

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  • RFID Glossary : Bi-directional

    RFID tags that are bidirectional are able to operate (that is, be read or be written to) from the front or from the back. (go to RFID articles) Index of related articles:Active Tag (Active RFID Tag)

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  • RFID Glossary : Back scatter (RFID back scatter)

    RFID tags sometimes make use of a method of communication called back scatter. Tags using back scatter technology reflect the reader's signal right back, modulating the signal to transmit data. (

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  • RFID Glossary : Contactless Credit Cards

    A contactless credit card is different from an ordinary credit card. A contactless credit card uses RFID technology to store information about your account and to transfer it to the merchant. Standard

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  • RFID Glossary : Reader collision occurs

    Reader collision occurs in RFID systems when the coverage area of one RFID reader overlaps with that of another reader. This causes two different problems: Signal interference The RF fields of two or

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  • RFID Glossary : RFID Tag Collision

    Tag collision in RFID systems happens when multiple tags are energized by the RFID tag reader simultaneously, and reflect their respective signals back to the reader at the same time. This problem is

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  • RFID Glossary : RF Fibers

    RF fibers, also known as chipless RFID, is a kind of RFID tag that does not make use of any integrated circuit technology to store information. Fibers or materials are used that reflect a portion of t

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  • RFID Glossary : RFID Reader

    An RFID reader is a device that is used to interrogate an RFID tag. The reader has an antenna that emits radio waves; the tag responds by sending back its data. A number of factors can affect the dis

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