RFID Basics Workshop

This workshop explains all the fundamentals of the various types of RFID systems, the regulatory environment in which RFID operates, and other essential information that companies must understand before deploying an RFID system.

8 Oct. 14:15

RFID Basics

New to RFID? This session provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a brief overview of the EPCglobal network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of EPC RFID, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student , State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
8 Oct. 15:00

The Physics Behind RFID

Obtain a fundamental understanding of RFID hardware. This session will cover the different frequency bands used: LF (125 KHz), HF (13.56 MHz) and UHF (860 to 960 MHz and 2.45 GHz). The instructor will explore the nature of RF fields and radio propagation, including the complex areas of null spots, reflections, polarization and other issues. By explaining many buzzwords common within the RFID community, we will provide delegates with the terminology they need to understand the technology, and to work with systems integrators and other RFID vendors.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student , State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
8 Oct. 15:30


Legislation regarding the use of RFID varies around the world and is subject to almost constant ongoing review. Standards will ensure compliance with legislation, and also guarantee interoperability between RFID systems manufactured by different technology providers. This session will offer an update on the latest developments by legislative and standardization bodies around the world.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student , State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
8 Oct. 15:45


8 Oct. 16:00

Live Demo: RFID in the Real World

This live demonstration will show the benefits of RFID technology used on clothing in the retail sector, with information uploaded on the cloud for management purposes. RFID readers, tags and antennas will be used in the application developed, and the whole system will be interconnected with cloud computing.
Speaker: Luiz Costa, Electrical Engineer, Flextronics Instituto de Tecnologia
8 Oct. 16:30

Real-World Considerations

The instructors will discuss some of the important practical issues that must be considered when embarking on an RFID deployment. These range from the all-important cost of tags and interrogators to practical approaches to ensuring high operational reliability. Example application areas will be presented, in order to highlight how to apply these insights in the real world.
Speaker: Renata Rampim, Ph.D. Student , State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
8 Oct. 17:00

IoT: A Business Vision

In this session, gain an overview of the Internet of Things (IoT), including concepts, enabling technologies, products, services, markets, challenges, opportunities and business impacts. The presenter will also share examples of applications in various market segments.
Speaker: Dr. Regiane Relva Romano, University Professor, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV, FIA, UNIFIEO)
8 Oct. 17:30

Conference Concludes