Very-high-speed RFID for electronic passports

Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research

Published : 4 February 2016

Researchers at Leti have developed a reader and ASIC for RFID data reception at speeds up to 27.12 Mb/s required by the ISO 14443-amd5 standard. The new technology could be used for electronic passports, which will store more and more information, from biometric data to secure protocols. Tomorrow’s fourth-generation electronic passports could even be used to store visas right on the passports’ chips.
The main obstacles the researchers had to overcome were caused by the receiver’s linearity at the required transmission speeds: state-of-the-art signal processing techniques were used to ensure the quality of communications. The research was published in an international journal and two patents are currently pending.


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