RFID will be growing at 20% over the next few years, and there is much more to come.
Raghu Das, IDTechEx CEO02.15.17
RFID is booming - it now accounts for the largest number of silicon integrated circuits (ICs) made of one particular type. But in addition to over 20% growth over the next few years, there is much more to come. RFID is moving beyond wireless identification alone to wireless sensing of parameters such as temperature, humidity and much more.
Robust and effective RFID communication protocols, such as NFC or UHF Gen 2, are now being employed to transfer sensor data in addition to identification data. In some cases, the RFID IC has a sensor built in, in other cases the RFID IC bridges to a sensor platform through an I2C connection, or in other cases sensing films are added to existing RFID labels to alter their radio frequency responses based on sensed parameter.
Interest in RFID sensors has risen greatly over the last two years, with more than 40 companies now supplying RFID sensors in addition to resellers, integrators and those providing software solutions, according to
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