Mouser Electronics has launched a new RFID & NFC Technologies site which has been developed to explore the rapidly expanding Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) market and includes featured products, technical articles, videos, white papers and testing resources.
RFID technology has wide-ranging uses but generally involves bi-directional communication between an RFID tag and RFID reader. NFC (Near Field Communications) is a sub-set of RFID technology that is used for transferring information securely between electronic devices within a short range. Inventory and point-of-sale activities make up the lion”s share of the RFID market, but its applications have expanded to retail loyalty-rewards programs, dynamic pricing, keyless entry, and much more. RFID is even being combined with biometrics in ePassports and health records.
A featured article on the RFID technology site by Mouser discusses the growing number of design opportunities that are becoming available as RFID technology becomes more widely used. The site also offers technical articles from leading semiconductor manufacturers including: STMicroelectronics and Murata.
Featured RFID modules, NFC antennas, and reader chips help designers spot the ideal product for their next RFID design, and testing resources make it easy to gauge the performance and capabilities of an RFID component or application.