What Devices Are Needed for Mobile Phone RFID Applications?

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Ask The ExpertsWhat Devices Are Needed for Mobile Phone RFID Applications?
RFID Journal Staff asked 12 years ago
I am a seventh-semester student in the Computer Engineering Department at CIT in Changa, Gujarat. I want to develop a mobile cell-phone RFID application. Can you please tell me which types of devices or equipment are necessary, and what the exact cost for this equipment is?

—Rupak

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Dear Rupak,

Nokia and other companies sell mobile phones equipped with RFID readers based on the Near Field Communication (NFC) standard. A number of firms make chips and tags that conform to the NFC standard.

Pricing depends on tag volume and packaging. If you want it in a hardened plastic case, that will cost more than a simple label. I suggest you visit the NFC Forum’s Web site, http://www.nfc-forum.org, for information on companies that manufacture products based on the standard.

—Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal

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