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 What is RFID?

How RFID Works


Current Applications
Future Applications
Potential Research
Discussion
What does it mean to identify
something?
RFID System Components
(block diagram)
Antenna Reader

Asset/Tag

Asset
Firmware

Tag
Insert

TCP/IP

Host
~
Power

Application
Customer’s
Software API
MIS
IC or microprocessor

Transceiver
RFID
Tag Reader
Tag
antenna

antenna
IC or microprocessor

Transceiver
RFID
Tag Reader
Tag
antenna

antenna
Meet Bobby the Cow

Bobby has an
old fashioned
ear tag for
identification.
http://www.beitec.com/penguin.htm
Picture courtesy Texas Instruments