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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1, Number 4, May 2009

Issue on Electrical & Electronics

Page(s): 68-71

A Survey of RFID Tags

M Ayoub Khan, Manoj Sharma, Brahmanandha Prabhu R

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The Radio Frequency Identification System (RFID) has become a popular system and its applications has reached in most of the fields like toll bridge, supply chain management and defense sector [8]. The RFID has also entered into the field of medical sciences [4, 7]. Everyday, RFID tags are becoming very small and their dimensions are also reducing to 0.002 inches (RFID powder tag) developed by Hitachi [10,11]. There are many different types of RFID tags available in the market for different types of applications. Due to reduction in the cost of production, RFID systems are being deployed everywhere in large number. Therefore, it becomes important to understand the tag technology and their applicability. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive survey of various RFID tag technologies reported in the literatures and classify them into different categories.

Index Terms

RFID, Active tag, Passive tag, Semi-Passive tag, Digestive tag, EPC

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