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Questions tagged [rfid]

Radio Frequency IDentification

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RFID UID vs “card number” on cheap chinese cloner

I built an RFID reader using the RC522 with an arduino. It is working great and when I scan the card that came with it it tells me the following: - Card UID: C1 44 53 63 Card SAK: 08 PICCtype: ...
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Is it possible to change gain on Adafruit PN532

Is it possible to change the gain on an Adafruit PN532 board? I need to LIMIT the range in order for it to NOT interfere with another PN532 installed close by. The board is to be used with an ...
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RFID behavior with aluminum

When I put a piece of aluminum foil underneath an RFID card, the RFID reader is unable to read the card when it's placed in front of it like this (or around it): The reader IS able to read the card ...
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Stacked RFID tags

If I have a stack of papers each with an RFID tag in the corner, is there a way for an RFID reader to only read the RFID tag on the top piece of paper, without the RFID tags below interfering?
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Air interface protocol support

I'm currently working on a project using a ThingMagic m6e RFID reader and I'm looking for new tags. The tags I'm currently interested in say they use these protocols: Tag 1: EPCGlobal Gen2 v1.2 ...
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Hitag S 256 pigeon foot tag read-write device with a operating distance of 40 mm plus

I am not a qualified electronic tech, but as a project leader, I have been saddled with the task of designing an RFID read-write device to read a HITAG S 256 pigeon foot tag read-write device The ...
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Read RFID correctly with multiple cards stacked?

This may sound like a stupid question, but I'm curios about weither this works and how. Is a RFID reader (for example when paying contactless at the supermarket) able to read my credit card correctly ...
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Base requirements for RFID experiment

I'm quite new to the topic but I would like to conduct an experiment on how RFID wristbands in a hospital setting affects patient satisfaction compared to a control group that will not have RFID wrist ...
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Wireless Short Distance Measurement [closed]

Is is possible, and if so, is it viable, to use UHF RFID RSSI to measure distance in the 1-25 millimeter range from the RFID Reader antenna with a resolution down to below half a millimeter? If it is,...
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Can strong magnets cause permanent damage to RFID tags?

I have an RFID-enabled ID card for work that is used for building access. While I can use a lanyard, cord-reel, etc. to carry the card and still have convenient access to it, I'd like to simply put it ...
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Merging/downsizing RFID cards somehow

I have 3-4 RFID cards in my wallet, and they all work just fine when I press my wallet against the card readers - despite being 4-5 cards deep in my wallet. I want the benefit of having these cards ...
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UHF RFID: Why are read range (forward) and backscatter range curves different?

I have made two measurements with a UHF RFID tag (pic below) My test setup consists of a reading device with a sensitivity of -70dBm and an antenna gain of 6dBi. I made a frequency sweep across 700 - ...
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Reading NFC tag from a slightly longer distance

Presently, my problem is that I have this NFC/RFID Tag, and due to the small antenna on the tag, it needs to make direct contact with the reader (presently tested using both a smartphone w/ NFC ...
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Looking for a short range detection and identification

I am currently building a smart cat door. One of its functionalities is that it keeps the door locked until our cat comes close to it, then it unlocks the door. I tried using RFID, the RC522 because ...
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UHF RFID Microstrip antenna

I want to design microstrip antenna for UHF RFID. The chip I'm using is SL3S1013FTB0. I found some demo kits and found some antenna examples. One of them has small antenna that I'm especially ...
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How to make the receiver send signal back to the transmitter with wireless RF 433MHz module

I want to buy a RF transmitter & receiver 433MHz on the internet for our research project which deals with radio frequency. I badly need the concept of having the receiver notify the transmitter ...
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How can I make my RFID reader restrict itself to the tag in the closest proximity and read only this tag?

I'm looking for a way to detect the user closest to a certain object that has the RFID reader attached to it. Therefore I need my RFID reader to restrict itself to the user closest to it and not read ...
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How to design 125Khz Antenna for 1 meter RFID reader

Firstly, I'm not from electronics background so my knowledge is limited in this area. Target System - I am looking to build/ extend the range of 125khz RFID reader upto 1 meter (~ 3ft) to be ...
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Equivalent Series Resistance of 13.56 MHz RFID Antenna

I am designing a system that uses the MFRC522 by NXP Semiconductors and I am having a bit of difficulty designing the antenna. NXP provide an antenna design guide under the application note AN1445 ...
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What are line-of-sight limitations of UHF RFID readers?

I am looking at some UHF RFID readers for a project and I have a few questions about the overall concept of detecting passive RFID tags. The system is concerned with keeping track of people passing ...
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RFID - Detecting items in box regardless of tag orientation

I'm thinking about something, and am wondering if RFID can accomplish this. Is it possible to place an RFID antenna on the bottom of a box, put an arbitrary amount of items with different shapes with ...
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Designing NFC PCB antenna in multi layer instead of usual 1 layer antenna

I'm working on a new NFC reader board with serious limitations in dimension of the board. This cause smaller antenna coil, which affect on range and power of antenna. My boss suggested to design coil ...
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sparkfun SRTR is not reading UHF tags

I just bought my Sparkfun SRTR. I have followed the tutorials from Simultaneous RFID Tag Reader Hookup Guide. However, my serial port in Arduino is not reading any tags. I cant seem to figure out if ...
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RFID for angle encoding

Can RFID be used as an alternative to e.g. non contact magnetic encoders? Suppose a 150 mm diameter steel disk submersed in seawater subject to violent movement. Is it possible to put e.g. 30 passive ...
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Antenna polarization and antenna directivity are the same?

I'm working on an RFID project, and looking for information about the antennas that I have to use, I have the following doubt: Antenna polarization and antenna directiivity are the same? Thanks!
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SPI: Receiving bytes from slave

For a couple of days I have been learning about SPI and decided to give it a go with 2 small devices. DEVICE 1: Atmega328p (MASTER) DEVICE 2: MFRC522 (SLAVE) As far as I understand: master sets SS ...
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Why are inductively coupled RFID systems put in certain frequency bands when there are no EM waves used?

LF - 125 kHz HF - 13.56 MHz Those frequencies refer to the magnetic field that is used to induce a voltage in the transponder. Can the magnetic fields actually interfere with EM waves in the ...
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NFC/RFID device sending URL to NFC-enabled smartphone at 20-30cm

I am very new to this so please bear with me. I have read many questions but I haven't quite found a suitable one for what I would like to do. I would need a NFC/HF RFID device able to send an URL to ...
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RFID: Why is inductive coupling used instead of EM waves for LF and HF systems?

Is it because of antenna sizes? At 900 MHz a 1/2 dipole has a size of around 15 cm. That would be far higher for 125 kHz, so instead we use coils to power the transponder and use load modulation for ...
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How does electromagnetism factor into inductively coupled RFID systems

LF and HF RFID systems use inductive coupling to supply the tag with power. UHF RFID systems use antennas to send electromagnetic waves, the power supplied to the tag comes from the transmitted ...
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How to use Antenna to amplify RFID read range?

I'm using a RC522 with Arduino to test a RFID application but I want to amplifiy this range to read sort of 1-3m. I don't have experience with this so I want know if this is possible, or other ...
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difference between ISO 14443 vs ISO 18092 and collision detection

I have been studying about contactless payment specifications and protocols and I have few questions about them. Are ISO-14443 and ISO-18092 called NFC and RFID in general terms, or are they a ...
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Variations in RFID USB Serial reader detection distance by connected device

I have a RFID reader that sends the TAG information over USB serial. I have had some troubles with it in a product where the detection success rate changes alot depending on what the USB RFID tag is ...
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Punch a hole into a RFID card (125khz)

So I have this 125khz RFID card and I would like to punch a hole in it so I can have a thin string go through it, making my card to be able to hang from my neck. Though I have no experience in ...
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RFID 13.56, can you include a tab in the data string?

I have tried to find the answer by googling but I can't find anything about it. On a normal barcode you can include a tab \t in the datastring making it possible ...
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Can UHF rfid pass thorugh few layers of clothes in a smart shopping system?

I am working on a smart shopping system and would like to know if a UHF rfid signal can pass through few layers of clothes in a bag as multiple clothes would be present in a bag and system has to ...
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Alternative wireless technology for passive RFID tags

I am working on a project where I have 3 boxes and a RFID reader (mfrc522) attached at the bottom of each box. I keep my wallet/keys/etc in these boxes and a LCD screen displays what is in each box ...
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Can you find what RFID frequency is used in a tag and then edit it? [closed]

A short background: my brother has membership at a gym that uses small RFID tags ("near field", I suppose, as you need to tap them against the spinning gate in order to open it) and after changing his ...
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SMPS Transformer affect RFID card

In my circuit, RFID card sometimes works sometimes not. it depends on how I put the card on RFID receiver. Usually it does not work when I put around the smps transformer. I guess SMPS transformer ...
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“MH” Markings on a MFRC522 RFID reader

I just bough 2 MFRC522 RFID reader from a different store. Both of them work well to read a standard 13.56 Mhz tags. However, one of them have "MH" marking while the other doesnt. The one with MH ...
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Increase range of 125khz RFID Reader

Currently the range for my 125khz RFID reader is about 4 centimeters. I have opened it like below: Is there any way to increase the range to around 10 to 20 centimeters? For example, increasing the ...
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Can I control/read an RFID reader with an Android device or do I have to put an Arduino board between the two? [closed]

I want to develop and Android app the reads RFID tags. I am wondering if I can control the RFID reader directly with an Android device or do I have to put an Arduino board between the two. The RFID ...
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Passive RFID tag - link between size of antenna and read range (detailed)?

It is often said that the smaller the tag, the shorter the read range. Could somebody explain more technically in terms of radio engineering? For instance: why the Hitachi's U chip cannot achieve a ...
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RFID Tag, Xbee or Bluetooth Module

I am just trying to detect if an object is within 7-10 feet from my phone. What device would you recommend? I don't care where it is or anything I just need a way of detecting that that device is at ...
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RFID reader antenna matching

I am trying to connect a RFID reader chip to an W3113 antenna on PCB. As said in datasheets, the antenna pin of the reader chip has internal 50 ohm impedance and antenna W3113 also has 50 ohm ...
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Servo sometimes freezes when used with another servo and MFRC522 RFID reader

I have looked, Googled and researched all over by now and I have not been able to find anyone experiencing a similar issue to mine, so I thought now would be the time to ask my own question on SE. ...
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Repairing an RFID antenna? [closed]

I have an RFID antenna that seems to be on a custom PCB. The issue I have is that the antenna on one side works fine, but the other side does not. I'm not sure if it is even possible or worthwhile to ...
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Power consumption of RFID vs SD card

I am working on enhancing security of data on electronic passports using homomorphic cryptography. Obstacles I am facing in application of the solution I have came up with relate directly to available ...
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Proximity tracking using RFID

I would like to build a proximity tracking system. A a central unit small enough to fit on a key chain or necklace that would be able to detect as soon as a tagged object is farther away than a dozen ...
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RC522 board not working, red led is on

I have a RFID RC522 board that was working perfectly, until by mistake I tried to write it with a phone as if it was a RFID tag and now it stopped working, in the way that its led still turns on but ...