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Safety advice for best EMF detector and body shielding for UHF RFID reader

I've got a UHF RFID detector (860 to 960 MHz). I'm just getting into configuring the power output but I think I've been testing it at about 20dBM, I might want up to 30dBM. I'm concerned about my ...
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RFID and NFC how they work? [closed]

could some one explain me these technologies? I understand the main difference is the strenght of the signal. If im trying to automatically send an alert to any smartphone (able to receibe it) can i ...
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Self tuning 125khz RFID reader

I have a RFID reader based on the EM4095 IC. I would like to make the reader self-tuning so it can handle varying inductance in the antenna due to reading tags near metal. I had thought of using a ...
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How to increase the read range of an active NFC tag?

I want to read a NFC tag at a distance of 1m from my NFC enabled smartphone. Is it possible to do so by enhancing the antenna of the NFC tag (not the one on the phone). Size of the NFC tag is not an ...
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How to use Mifare RC522 RFID card reader without mains power?

I want to make a simple home security system. I'd like to be able to have an RFID card reader near my door. All members of the family will swipe in and out, and when everyone is out, the web cams will ...
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RPI ERROR: Unable to open NFC device [migrated]

I am currently following this guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-nfc-rfid-on-raspberry-pi/testing-it-out After completing all the steps - inputting into the console: $ cd examples/ $ sudo ...
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Continually reading an RFID Tag

I am attempting to build a system which stays active when an RFID tag is present and then deactivates when it's removed. RFID readers seem to have an output that fires once when the tag is in range ...
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Cloning a rfid tag with arduino

My school uses RFID tags to turn on air conditioners and only professors have it. This is to prevent students leaving the air conditioners turned on. I've been thinking about cloning a tag just to ...
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RFID reading / sniffing demonstration at a live-event

In the context of a live-event, we want to demonstrate how easy it is for someone with the right equipment to sniff RFID devices, including clear-text information. Our idea is to hide a RFID reader ...
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Relation between SPI, clock rate and data bits in microcontroller

I am working on a project which requires a UHF RFID Reader IC AS3993 having an 8 bit Reader MCU. And an externally connected LaunchPad (SimpleLink LAUNCHXL CC3200) for data transfer which works at 16 ...
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Determine the working frequency band of unknown RFID chip

I have a passive RFID chip from which I would like to scan the ID. I have a standard USB RFID Reader, but this doesnt print out anything. This reader scans the 120–150 kHz range, so the chip must ...
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Passive RFID transponder timing system

I'm looking to build a timing system base on passive RFID transponder. This is how I see it : An antenna to "question" the tag An antenna to receive tag unique ID A tag with unique ID I would like ...
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125kHz RFID output interpretation

I'm using the RDM6300 125kHz reader module in combination with Arduino Uno to read my tags. The tags themselves have their ID as a label. When I then try to read the cards, I receive another ID as ...
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Is it possible to emulate Mifare Ultralight? [closed]

Is it possible to emulate mifare ultralight disregarding the specification, so that electronic tickets can be infinitely used? Mifare Ultralight has 16 pages with 4 bytes each. There are control bytes ...
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Is it possible to emulate RIFD ISO 15693 UID tags

I found that is it possible to emulate ISO 14443 and found ICs that does perform that function (Example PN532 from NXP), but I am struggling to find an off-the-shelf IC that does ISO 15693. So before ...
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Can I use a RFID reader to check if there is an physical obstacle between it and the tag?

I am trying to create a cheap system that check if there is someone sitting on a chair. I would like to know if there is someway I can configure a RFID reader so it identifies when there are ...
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Theft alarm for retail?

Say I have a coffee shop with a bookcase filled with books for people to read for free while they drink their coffee. Now say that I want to stop people from placing the book in their backpack and ...
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What kind of RFID reader do I need for library books?

My local public libraries are switching to RFID tags for check-in/check-out. I'd like to get a RFID reader to read these tags myself, but I don't know what I need. The stickers they put in books ...
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DIY passive RFID? [closed]

I'm interested in building my own "DIY" RFID scanner and tags. For the scanner, I think I would just need: Transceiver Some kind of hardware polling mechanism to have the scanner scan, say, every 2 ...
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use RFID ( or what else? ) for a broad distance measurement in 1-2 meter wide area

Let's suppose we have a suitcase containing some RFID tagged objects. With a reader contained in the same box, I periodically poll the content in order to check if something is removed from the ...
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Tuned circuit value switching

I've been playing around with some LF RFID tags and want to create a EM powered sensor tag (ie, a normal passive tag). Ideally the tag should power up for a couple of mS, take a sensor reading (which ...
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Building RFID 125kHz Smart Shelf

RFID 125kHz card readers are very cheap (< 5$) and very simple (USB Plug & Play). Is it possible to chain / multiplex 20 readers to create a very accurate plug-and-play smart shelf? What are ...
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Position tracking system for frisbee

I'm trying to build a smart frisbee for use in Ultimate. I'd like to be able to track the position of the frisbee in a playing field with pretty good accuracy (within ~2ft). GPS is a possibility, but ...
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Detect presence of Passive HF/LF RFID TAG with BT 4.0 (NFC not supported) [closed]

Trying to understand if with current capabilities of Bluetooth 4.0 / Smart / BLE, is it possible to detect a passive RFID TAG, within a very short range (less than 5cm). New phones both Android/iOS ...
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Find out about RFID type

We are using RFID access badges at work. How can I tell what kind of system is at place (frequency, Mifare derivative). I don't have any experience with RFID systems, which one would be the most ...
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Battery life with a CC3000 WiFi beacon

We're experimenting with using a WiFi module as a battery driven beacon or RFID tag. The cheapest module out there with plenty of documentation (thank you Adafruit) is the Texas Instruments CC3000. ...
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Determine which RFID is closer

Apologies if this is a simple question, I'm very new to hardware. I'm wondering if using PN532 NFC/RFID controller (http://www.adafruit.com/products/364) I can determine which of two RFID tags is ...
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Detect unathorized access in RFID security system

I have a question about RFID security system and tags when implemented in traffic monitoring system. The scenario is a 1) Reader and a 2) barricade which is some 2 meters ahead of reader. Now how do ...
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RFID data transfer rates?

I'm learning about RFID and am trying to figure out what the data rates are for the different types of RFID technologies. I've learned that there are three different frequencies tags and readers ...
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Design RFID tag that works with Bluetooth

Is it theoretically possible to engineer manufacture a RFID tag that works within the Bluetooth wavelength range allowing a standard booth-tooth device (a phone for example) to power and pick up data ...
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Can an iphone/android cell phone communicate with RFID?

Is it possible for a cell phone to communicate with an RFID chip? I'm looking for a low-powered solution to turn a device on/off wirelessly, using a cell phone. Example: phone sends signal to RFID ...
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DIY NFC boosting antenna for a mobile device

I am very new to this. I'm a dentist trying to improve client flow in a busy office. I would like to develop a cheap proof of concept for an NFC enabled client tracking system using a hacked mobile ...
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Can the range of a monostatic RFID antenna be increased using an amplifier?

How does an RFID reader monostatic antenna both transmit and receive at the same time, are they CW or pulsed? I would like to extend the read range of a reader by using an amplifier between the ...
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RFID system to detect a specific object 50 cm away

I am prototyping an RFID system that can detect a specific object about 50cm away. I've tinkered with the idea of proximity sensors but the issue there is the inability to strictly trigger when a ...
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125 kHz RFID Antenna Measurement using CRO - Passive Probe

I have a coil inductor and a capacitor in parallel set to the resonant frequency of 125 kHz for receiving RFID. There is no issue with the operation of my circuit but I would like to measure the ...
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Simple RFID reader - AM demodulator not working

I'm currently working on building my own simple RFID reader. I've already build a small circuit in which my coil is fed from 5V current source or is connected to ground dewpending on the 125kHz square ...
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Is it possible to provide security in Passive RFID tags?

I am working on a project, where I am using RFID tags, and RFID reader for some sort of authentications. But after searching for a while, I found that passive RFID tags can be cloned. Is there any ...
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DIY RFID reader antenna array

I want to build a DIY RFID reading system that can read a wide surface area. My idea is to connect one single PN532 chip with multiple RFID antenna using multiplexing. The antenna must be as thin as ...
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RFID + permanent magnet

A project I'm exploring requires placing a permanent magnet in close proximity to an RFID tag (within a cm or so). Can an RFID tag be read when there's a permanent EM field so close to it?
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RFID distance transmitter

I am looking to have a program which would alert me whenever a certain RFID tag would no longer be read, however I don't want to use NFC since I need the distance to be of at least 50cm+. Is there ...
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How to interface 3 serial devices to AT89S52 microcontroller?

I have to interface GSM, GPS and RFID to one microcontroller (Atmel AT89S52). The GSM and GPS can be switched using relay but I can't find a solution about RFID.
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UHF RFID reader ability to recognize tags in less than 1 m reading distance

If the UHF RFID reader basic reading distance is up to 5 m, if adjusted to be less than 1 m or to be up to 1 m, can it be able to recognize all the tags? Or since it's for mid range reading, the ...
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RFID tag and their usage

I am playing around with RFIDs and want to detect when an android phone is about atleast 10-20 meter away. I planned to use an RFID tag but need the tags pin broken out so that some interrupt line ...
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What can I do to increase passive HF RFID read range?

I am working on a prototype, one function of which is to detect whether an object is "in range" by a few cm. Right now I'm just using an Arduino and a cheap Mifare RC-522 kit that operates at 13.56 ...
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Arduino with RFID and SD [closed]

I want to duplicate an RFID card. Everything except for that what have an only read state. I thought: I save all the data of the card (which one I want to duplicate) on an SD card with an RFID RC 522 ...
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DESfire reader TCP/IP Communication

am only a newbie to this RFID or DESfire stuffs. Actually my question is to understand how the RFID reader communicate over TCP/IP or how that is going to work. If possible please post the answers ...
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Passive RFID through objects

I wanted to build a device to track the stuff I have in my bag. I wanted to use passive RFID tags which I would place on my objects. The problem now is that I don't have much experience with RFID ...
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Find the strongest received signal strength between transmitter and receiver in RFID technology

What I want to do it is measure strongest received signal for detection between receiver and transmitter. I have read the received signal strength (RSS) from tag-RFID to find the location of the tag. ...
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low-cost idea for Identifying passive tags by inductive coupling/pulses

Hi electronics experts, I want to build a circuit that can identify few (4-10) tags wirelessly by proximity. No need for multiple simultaneous detection. I don't need any memory on the tags - just a ...
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Monitoring Use of Surgical Tools

First of all, I'm a biologist, so please let me know if this question is being asked in the wrong place. I regularly perform operations on rats and recently stumbled upon the following paper ...