Organic RFID transponder chip with data rate compatible with electronic product coding

K. Myny, S. Steudel, S. Smout, P. Vicca, F. Furthner, B. Van Der Putten, A. K. Tripathi, G. H. Gelinck, J. Genoe, W. Dehaene, P. Heremans

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Abstract

Data rates of plastic transponder chips have been limited to a few kHz, limited by the inherent low mobility of organic semiconductors. However, a target application for plastic RFID tags is Electronic Product Coding (EPC), which will require, at a base carrier frequency fc = 13.56 MHz, a data rate of fc/512 = 52.969 kb/s. In this work, we show that the compatibility of organic semiconductors with high-k gate dielectrics allows boosting the current drive of transistors in functional circuits to EPC compatible clock rates. We demonstrate an 8 bit RFID transponder chip with critical dimension of 2 lm having a data rate of 50 kb/s at VDD = 18 V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-1179
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electronic Product Code
  • EPC
  • Fast organic circuits
  • Organic RFID
  • Pentacene

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    Myny, K., Steudel, S., Smout, S., Vicca, P., Furthner, F., Van Der Putten, B., ... Heremans, P. (2010). Organic RFID transponder chip with data rate compatible with electronic product coding. Organic Electronics, 11(7), 1176-1179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2010.04.013