A Passive UHF Transponder with Readout Circuits for External Mechanical Switches

Conference: RFID SysTech 2011 - 7th European Workshop on Smart Objects: Systems, Technologies and Applications
05/17/2011 - 05/18/2011 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: RFID SysTech 2011

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Feldengut, Tobias; Marzouk, Abdel Moneim; Kolnsberg, Stephan; Kokozinski, Rainer (Fraunhofer IMS, Duisburg, Germany)

We present a passive sensor transponder with readout circuitry to evaluate the state of external passive switches. The tag operates at 868MHz and complies with the ISO standard 18000-6C (EPC Class 1 Gen 2). The transponder contains four additional bond pads. The external switches can be connected between these pads and the ground pad. The tag then determines if the resistance between the two terminals is high or low. This way, the tag is able to detect the binary state of up to four external devices and the reader receives additional information about the environment, such as whether a door is open or closed.