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Essential RFID  |    A 2 day training course

RFID training course description

This training course focuses on the technologies used in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).

What will you learn
  • Describe the RFID architecture.
  • Design RFID systems.
  • Evaluate tag types.
  • Recognise common RFID problems.
RFID training course details

RFID training course contents

  • What is RFID?
  • Review of RF basics, what is RFID, RFID history, RFID base system architecture, frequency bands used by RFID, comparison with barcodes.

  • RFID applications
  • Supply chain, asset tracking, theft reduction, retail, access control, tolls.

  • Tags
  • Tag features, types of tag, passive and active, chips, read only, read write, affixing tags, selecting location to affix a tag, tag orientation and location, tag stacking, impact of rate of movement, tag data formats.

  • Interrogators/readers
  • Interrogation zones, interrogator types, antennas, read distance tests, multiple interrogators, synchronisation, dense interrogator environment issues. RFID peripherals.

  • Standards and regulations
  • Global regulatory requirements, regional regulatory requirements, ISO, ETSI, FCC, EPC, safety regulations/issues.

  • Testing and troubleshooting
  • Read rate problems, improperly tagged items, tag failure.

  • RFID system design
  • Antenna types, interference, antenna location and spacing, how many antennas? How many interrogators? tag types, grounding considerations, cabling, site diagrams.

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.