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2022-09-21
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RFID tag development trend: future tags will be more active

the prediction points out that the global RFID active tag Market (including semi-active and semi-passive) will be greatly different from the past. Because there are many technical advantages and a number of companies and users doubled or tripled to join this field, the sales revenue will rise rapidly. In the next decade, most of the active RFID market will appear in the automobile industry, transportation industry, logistics, health care and the military. Compared with the label, the servo system will occupy more part in the whole investment, which will continue to be in sharp contrast to the field of passive labels

active radio frequency identification or RFID, which sets energy inside the tag, is becoming a fast-growing "sleep" technology. A market study from 2006 to 2016 and the factors driving active RFID are included in this study to analyze these findings and the sales of active tag systems

RFID tags are more "active"

RFID with energy inside the tag is called active RFID. At this time, the tag only plays the role of car remote control monitor. The $30 tag and their mature system can only be used to track the vehicles and assets of key troops. Now this situation will no longer occur - in some applications with more than $1million, more than 20% of the cost of RFID technology is used in active RFID. The research shows that the value of active systems, including labels, will soon rise from $5.50 in 2006 to $6.78 billion in 2016

three main technologies promote the development of RFID: time location system (RTLS); RFID sensing systems that can be used at will, including systems in the form of intelligent active tags (SALS); And mature multifunctional equipment. These technologies will serve the burgeoning market that needs to track, locate, and monitor people or things driven by security, cost, or other factors. Active RFID will form a competitive advantage in consumer goods, new anti-terrorism struggle, other crimes or threatened by infectious diseases, and will enable consumers and governments to obtain better services, more information, food traceability and environmental monitoring functions. The safety of buildings and the danger of natural disasters will be monitored by everywhere sensing networks (USNS) as a form of active RFID, and they will help and monitor the increasing number of elderly people to popularize green packaging and recycling knowledge and the disabled

these requirements have developed for some time, but there are two new combinations of elements that make active RFID a more practical solution: cost reduction and the size and system of active tags. Even printed batteries can gain a place here, given the availability of lower energy circuits. In the future, micro fuel cells, printed photocells [a technology that directly obtains electricity from sunlight for production - the common use is solar powered pocket calculators (including new energy storage photoelectric containers)], better performance batteries and printed crystal tube circuits can be used. This solves the problem of limited label life, cost, performance and size

the availability of public standards - especially the new ISO 18000 epc3 and 4 and IEEE 802.15.4. In the current popular new RFID driven market, they have played a powerful leverage role in many new forms of short-range and wireless communication, especially the new WiFi, ZigBee and short-range wireless communication technology (NFC)

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in Figure 1, we can see three stages of the evolution of active RFID. Depicted in Figure 2 are systems, devices, and interfaces that will now - or soon - be used for active RFID or for combining RFID in portable devices

similarly, the combination or selection of other systems have gradually surfaced, including ultra wideband (UWB), active RFID and near-field electromagnetic ranging (NFER). The frequency can vary. Now, frequencies ranging from 315 to 433MHz and 2.45 GHz are the most popular for active RFID. The frequency of 2.45GHz will become more and more important, because it is very suitable for real-time positioning systems, and because of its leverage in ZigBee, WiFi and Bluetooth technologies of active RFID. However, 13.56MHz is the frequency of NFC and semi passive RFID sensing equipment

it is predicted that the global RFID active tag Market (including semi-active and semi passive) will be greatly different from the past. Because there are many technical advantages and a number of companies and users doubled or tripled to join this field, the sales revenue will rise rapidly. In the next decade, most of the active RFID market will appear in the automobile industry, transportation industry, logistics, health care and the military. The system will account for more part of the whole investment than labels, and continue to be in sharp contrast to the field of passive labels

Figure 3 shows the relative importance of each part of the market worth billions of dollars by 2016, and the total value of the whole market will be 6.78 billion dollars. For active RFID systems, including tags, some potential opportunities in the next 10 years are shown in Figure 4 (these are in the new report "active RFID") Are quantified in

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due to the existence of these potentials, it is not surprising that the number of active RFID users and suppliers has doubled in the past year. Many of these companies had nothing to do with RFID in the past

development of integrated RFID tags

according to the rfidbase electronic communication report published by Pira intl.`s, cypak AB company in Stockholm, Sweden, is developing a wireless radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that integrates a microprocessor and sensor into a silicon chip, but still faces the problems of "no access" and "easy and difficult licensing". Cypak's label will be presented to the world in the third quarter of 2006. This label is said to be able to be used on various smart packages developed by cypak, including diagnostic kits for measuring blood for diabetics

cypak's founder and vice chairman of the marketing department said that when the development is completed, the chip will be integrated into the packaging box of a large international logistics company

Cypak developed this chip to reduce the cost of this technology and make it smaller. Such labels also consume less energy - the shelf life of the packaging is 5 years, while the working life is 3 years. Cypak reminds that RFID chips are designed to be attached to commonly used or printed batteries, and are also equipped with sensors and antennas printed on packages with conductive ink

Ehrensvard said that the company is evaluating different silk printing production methods and inkjet printing. She added that selling this technology will be a challenge. "This integrated intelligent packaging solution is still in the middle of computer and traditional cardboard packaging," she said. "Although it costs some dollars, it is still cheap for computer technology, but it is more expensive than paper."

pira's article also said that before this kind of tag was developed, companies using cypak intelligent solutions were experimenting with RFID tags with the same functions as new tags, but without silicon chips

source: RFID world

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