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RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri

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1.2. RFID System

An RFID system is an integrated collection of components that implement an RFID solution.

An RFID system consists of the following components (in singular form) from an end-to-end perspective:

  • Tag. This is a mandatory component of any RFID system.

  • Reader. This is a mandatory component, too.

  • Reader antenna. This is another mandatory component. Some current readers available today have built-in antennas.

  • Controller. This is a mandatory component. However, most of the new-generation readers have this component built in to them.

  • Sensor, actuator, and annunciator. These optional components are needed for external input and output of the system.

  • Host and software system. Theoretically, an RFID system can function independently without ...

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