Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a key enabler for the Internet of Things. It can be used to identify and authenticate objects and is designed to fulfill the requirements of a wide range of applications across numerous vertical markets.

A specialized subset of RFID, near field communication technology (NFC) performs many of the same functions as RFID tags and contactless smartcards, while also adding peer-to-peer communications.

NXP® offers a full suite of RFID solutions across all frequencies.

  UCODE ICODE NTAG HITAG
Operating frequency Ultra-high frequency (UHF),
840 - 960 MHz
High frequency (HF),
13.56 MHz
NFC,
13.56 MHz
Low frequency (LF),
125 kHz
Standard
  • ISO 18000-63
  • UHF EPC Gen 2V2
  • ISO 15693
  • ISO 18000, 3-1/3-3
  • EPC HF
  • Pending T5T
  • ISO 14443A
  • NFC Forum Tag Type 2
  • ISO 14223
  • ISO 11784/85
Applications
  • Inventory and supply chain management
  • Retail apparel
  • Automotive
  • Automatic vehicle identification
  • Track and trace
  • Library
  • FMCG
  • Brand protection
  • Track and trace
  • Brand protection
  • Consumer interaction
  • Livestock tracking
  • Asset tagging
Mobile Device Readable
With plug-in UHF reader device

NFC

NFC
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Operating Distance ~ 10 m+ ~ 1 m
~ 7 cm with NFC smartphone
~ 5 cm ~ 1 m
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Applications