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RFID frequency ranges

1. The RFID frequency spectrum

RFID is considered as a non specific short range device. It can use frequency bands without a license. Nevertheless, RFID has to be compliant with local regulations (ETSI, FCC etc.)

•LF : 125 kHz - 134,2 kHz : low frequencies,
•HF : 13.56 MHz : high frequencies,
•UHF : 860 MHz - 960 MHz : ultra high frequencies,
•SHF : 2.45 GHz : super high frequencies 
 
Here is a graph of the electromagnetic spectrum with the frequency bands that the RFID systems can use
 
 


2. LF, HF and UHF RFID tags

 
RFID LF tags are well adapted for logistics and traceability applications. Glass tags are small and light. They can used be with all kinds of material - textiles, metals, plastics etc. 
RFID HF tags are used in traceability and logistics applications. Loop antenna can be printed or etched on flexible substrates.
RFID UHF tags have dipole like antenna etched or printed on all kind of substrate. The read range of such a tag can be around 3 to 6 or even 8 meters. Specific antenna design is required for metallic or wet environments.
 
 
 


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Created by the French Government, the French National RFID Center encourages the deployment of RFID - Radio Frequency IDentification. RFID is an automatic identification technology offering potential applications in all sectors (retail, health, aeronautic industry, leisure, transportation ...). Active RFID tags and passive RFID tags appears in different form factors: RFID tags, RFID badges, RFID cards ... These RFID tags are generally associated with RFID readers connected to the information system. Commonly used RFID frequencies are: RFID LF (125 and 134.2 kHz), RFID HF (13.56 MHz) and RFID UHF (860-960 MHz). For HF RFID, the physical principles and applications are identical to those used for NFC (Near Field Communication) or contactless smart cards. Associated with sensors network, these RFID technologies are the basis for future applications of the Internet of Things (IoT). The CNRFID supports the RFID suppliers, RFID users, institutions and research organizations according to their needs by promoting the use of ISO or EPC standards. It brings together over 120 national and international stakeholders involved in the development of RFID projects.