Can EM Fields Corrupt Tag Memory?

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Ask The ExpertsCan EM Fields Corrupt Tag Memory?
RFID Journal Staff asked 2 years ago

Could data stored on an RFID or NFC tag be corrupted by a strong electromagnetic field, such as from an arc welder?

—Sándor

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Sándor,

Yes, memory on an RFID tag can be corrupted by a strong electromagnetic field. You should take precautions to shield equipment that emits EM energy to ensure that it does not interfere with the operation of your RFID system.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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