A Dual Frequency Band Comprehensive RFID TAG

  • Albert Missoni
  • Günter Hofer
  • Wolfgang Pribyl


Passive RFID applications are in place in several ISM frequency bands. The three most important bands are: LF (100–135 kHz), HF (13.56 MHz) and UHF (860–960 MHz). Which band is selected depends on the application, on the national radio regulations, on the established RFID infrastructure in this segment or on costs. This work proposes a passive RFID analog front end which operates at two RFID frequency bands. For contactless communication the EPC Gen2 UHF and the EPC HF standard have been implemented. For this purpose a novel single port power generation unit which comprises one wideband rectifier and two low voltage DC/DC converters has been designed. A low power and low voltage local oscillator unit and a new concept for contactless communication including ultra low power circuits for modulation and demodulation are presented. The test chip has been manufactured in a low cost 120 nm Infineon process with EEPROM technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Missoni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Günter Hofer
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Pribyl
    • 2
  1. 1.Infineon Technologies Austria AGGrazAustria
  2. 2.Institute of ElectronicsGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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