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RFID and contactless smart card applications
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Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2005


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30000010106919 TK7895.S62 P37 2005 Open Access Book Book

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Development within RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) isexpanding rapidly with applications ranging from secure Internetpayment systems to industrial automation, access control and supplychain management.

This text provides an accessible, up-to-date introduction to thedesign and creation of RFID tags and contactless smart cardapplications. Throughout, practical examples support fundamentaltheories and equations, to help the reader gain a fullerunderstanding of the production of a contactless system.

Key features:
* Systematically guides the reader through the basics of RFID, thedesign and production of a contactless application, antennaetechnology, electronics, and tools and methods ofmeasurement.
* Explains in detail real-world examples such as the smart label,the ISO 15693 vicinity card and information on conformity with ISOstandards and regulations.
* Includes appendices with comprehensive analyses of series andparallel LCR circuits, and practical advice on organisationsoffering standardisation and certification, professional events,and equipment and manufacturers.

Presenting a realistic and professional view of RFID andcontactless technology, this book is ideal for practisingelectronics and computer engineers working in auto ID, and on thedesign of RFID products and new security systems. Also useful forgraduate students and researchers in electronics and industrialengineering design.

Author Notes

Dominique Paret is currently Technical Support Manager for?Innovation and Emerging Business? at PhilipsSemiconductors France. He works mainly on two cutting edge areas: New concepts for Automotive (CAN, LIN, Very high speedbuses, Time Triggered concept ? FlexRay, Safe by Wire, SBC,Fail Safe systems, etc.) and Identification (including SmartCards (contact & contactless), RFID (from 125 kHz to 5,8 GHz),e_Government applications (e_Passport, e_Visas, e_ID cards, etc.),NFC (Near Filed Applications), etc). He also representsPhilips Semiconductors France in several national and internationalstandardization organizations.
In addition, he teaches industrial LAN and RFID in Electronic HighSchools in France and occasionally South Africa. He has alreadypublished several technical books which are available in French,Spanish and English.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Review and supplementary information
1 Review
1.1 The Elements of a Contactless Device
1.2 General Operating Principles of the "Base Station-Transponder" Pair
1.3 Before We Continue . . . Conventional Notation
2 The Transponder: Supplementary Information
2.1 Ready-made Products
2.2 Specification or Choice of the Transponder Integrated Circuit
2.3 The Transponder Antenna
3 The Base Station: Supplementary Information
3.1 The Base Station Antenna
3.2 Review and Supplementary Technical Information
3.3 Structure of the Driver Stage of the Base Station Antenna
3.4 The Downlink
3.5 Summary of the Principal Formulae of Chapters 2 and 3
Part 2 Applications and implementation
4 Design and Implementation of a "Contactless" Application
4.1 Specifying an Application
4.2 Specifying the Requirements
4.3 Specifying the Near Environment of the Application
4.4 How to Approach an Application
4.5 Choice of the Operating Frequency
4.6 Overview of the Frequencies Used in RFID
4.7 Choosing the Right Frequency
Part 3 Examples
5 Examples at 125kHz
5.1 The Usual Constants and Parameters of Applications Operating at 125 kHz
5.2 Example
6 Examples at 13.56MHz
6.1 The Usual Constants and Parameters of Applications Operating at 13.56 kHz
6.2 ISO 14 443 "Proximity" Applications (Approximately 10 cm)
6.3 "Vicinity" Applications (Approximately 70 cm) of the ISO 15 693 or 18 000 Type and Long-range Applications for Vicinity Cards or Item Management
6.4 Applications and Conformity with Standards
Part 4 Antennae and their technology
7 The Transponder Antenna and its Technology
7.1 The Range of Technologies
7.2 The Geometrical Shapes of the Windings
8 The Base Station Antenna and Its Technology
8.1 Shape, Size and Technology of the Base Station Antenna
Part 5 The electronics involved
9 Electronic Systems of the Base Station
9.1 Standard Base Station Circuits
9.2 Advanced Base Station Circuits
9.3 The Output Stage Transmission Part
9.4 Driving the Antenna
9.5 The Demodulators
9.6 The Common Reception/Transmission Part
Part 6 Tools and Measurement Methods
10 Development Aids and Tools
10.1 Simulation of the System Performance
10.2 Development Aid Tools
11 Measurement Methods for Contactless Systems
11.1 The Principal Parameters to be Measured for a Transponder
11.2 Transponder Measurement Methods and Set-ups
11.3 Measuring Complete Systems
11.4 Conclusions
11.5 The Future
Appendix A
A.1 Duality of Series and Parallel RLC Circuits
A.2 Useful Addresses and Information
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