How Can I Shield RFID Antennas?

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Ask The ExpertsHow Can I Shield RFID Antennas?
RFID Journal Staff asked 9 years ago

What kind of fabric can I use to eliminate electromagnetic interference with other RF devices?

—Name withheld

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For many applications, biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BoPET)—produced under a variety of brand names, including Mylar—provides effective shielding. You could also construct a Faraday cage around reader antennas, using wire mesh.

I recommend that you contact the staff of Laird Technologies, who are experts in electromagnetic interference solutions. You can view some of the company’s solutions at its Web site.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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