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Organic RFID Tags

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Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR)

Abstract

Organic RFID tags are increasingly gaining credibility as a possible low-cost barcode replacement for product identification. This will only happen if organic RFID tags can operate in the frequency range defined by well-accepted EPC standards. This chapter evaluates the performance of existing organic RFID demonstrators and confirms that, based on lab scale demonstration of organic RFID tags, performance comparable to the EPC standards can be obtained. Moreover, the integration of sensors with the tags will enable added functionality and applications beyond pure identification.

Keywords

Organic RFID tag Flexible RFID tag Flexible electronics Organic circuits EPC Pentacene Organic rectifier Double half-wave rectifier Sensor integration RFID roadmap 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was performed in collaboration between IMEC and TNO in the frame of the HOLST Centre. Part of it has been supported by the EC-funded IP POLYAPPLY (IST #507143) and FP7 project ORICLA (ICT-247798). The authors also thank Klaus Schmidegg of Hueck Folien GmbH for the antenna foils.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.imecLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.Katholieke Hogeschool LimburgDiepenbeekBelgium
  4. 4.Polymer VisionEindhovenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.TNO Science and IndustryEindhovenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.now at ASMLVeldhovenThe Netherlands

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