Towards EPC-compatible organic RFID tags

Kris Myny, Soeren Steudel, Peter Vicca, Steve Smout, Monique J. Beenhakkers, Nick A.J.M. van Aerle, François Furthner, Bas Van Der Putten, Ashutosh K. Tripathi, Gerwin H. Gelinck, Jan Genoe, Wim Dehaene, Paul Heremans

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In this chapter, fully integrated organic RFID tags are demonstrated. These tags are inductively-coupled at a base frequency of 13.56 MHz and can be read out at distances up to 10 cm, which is the expected readout distance for proximity readers. We also demonstrate next generation transponder chips, fabricated in a dual-gate technology. The additional gate, backgate, is used to control the threshold voltage and allows integration into more robust unipolar, dual-VT transponder chips. Finally, we realized an 8-bit transponder chip having data rates that are EPC-compatible. This has been achieved in our thin-film transistor technology by introducing a high-k Al2O 3 gate dielectric, by scaling the channel lengths down to 2 mm and by reducing the overlap capacitance of the parasitic source-gate and drain-gate capacitors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnalog Circuit Design - Robust Design, Sigma Delta Converters, RFID
EditorsH. Casier
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789400703902
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Workshop on Advances in Analog Circuit Design, AACD 2010 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 23 Mar 201025 Mar 2010


Conference19th Workshop on Advances in Analog Circuit Design, AACD 2010


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