The RF in RFID

The RF in RFID

Passive UHF RFID in Practice

1st Edition - September 13, 2007

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  • Authors: Daniel Dobkin, Daniel Dobkin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554020

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This book includes a survey of all RFID fundamentals and practices in the first part of the book while the second part focuses on UHF passive technology. This coverage of UHF technology and its components including tags, readers, and antennas is essential to commercial implementation in supply chain logistics and security. Readers of this book should have an electrical engineering background but have not yet dealt with RFID. To this end, Dr. Dobkin is very careful to illustrate all concepts and detail his explanations meticulously. In this way he brings the reader along organically showing him/her what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.

Key Features

  • This technology is happening NOW at major chain stores such as Wal-Mart and Target
  • RFID revenues are estimated to soar to about $7 billion by 2008

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1:Introduction
    Chapter 2: History and Practice of RFID
    Chapter 3: Radio Basics For UHF RFID
    Chapter 4: UHF RFID Readers
    Chapter 5: UHF RFID Tags
    Chapter 6: Reader Antennas
    Chapter 7: Tag Antennas
    Chapter 8: UHF RFID Protocols
    Appendix 1: Radio Regulations
    Appendix 2: Harmonic Functions
    Appendix 3: Resistance, Impedance and Switching
    Appendix 4: Reflection and Matching

Product details

  • No. of pages: 504
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2007
  • Published: September 13, 2007
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554020

About the Authors

Daniel Dobkin

Dr. Daniel Dobkin has over four decades of experience in commercial technology development, including wireless communications and RFID, semiconductor processing, process equipment, design, and reliability, and energy storage. He is the author of three technical books and over 40 technical publications.

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Daniel Dobkin

Daniel Dobkin has been involved in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of communications devices, components, and systems for over 28 years. He holds a BS from the California Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, all in Applied Physics. He is the author of three books and 30 technical publications, and holds 7 US patents as inventor or co-inventor. He has given numerous talks and classes on radio-frequency identification in the US and Asia. He specializes in physical-layer issues: radios and signal generation, antennas, and signal propagation.

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Manager, Technical Marketing, WJ Communications, San Jose, CA, USA

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