SB Components developed RFID HAT for Raspberry Pi that helps the user to read the information of ID stored on the RFID key fob and tags. Every RFID tag/key fob comes with a unique identity that cannot get copied.
Overview of RFID HAT
The full form of RFID is “radio frequency identification” and it is based on the technology whereby the digital data encoded in the RFID tag/ key fob is captured by a reader by the signals of radio waves. RFID tags work on the radio frequency that is why one does not need to be aligned with the reader which makes it work efficiently outside the line of sight.
What is the work process of the RFID HAT?
RFID HAT system consists of mainly three components: RFID key fob/ card/ tag, antenna, and an RFID reader. The work of the RFID HAT is to analyze the product and identify it and then collect the data about that product. This data then goes into a predefined system by the user for storage. The tags/keyfob RFID consists of an integrated circuit and antenna which sends the signals to the RFID reader or interrogator. The RFID reader is designed to read and convert the radio signals into data that a person can use in their life with the usage of Raspberry Pi.
How did RFID HAT technology come into existence?
If we trace back the footprints of RFID technology then it started coming into existence when the radio technology was used by companies to identify objects. When Sir Robert Watson watt invented the radar then this similar technology was used back in the days. SB Component designed the RFID HAT to make the identification of the object possible by the usage of Raspberry Pi.
Application of RFID HAT technology for Raspberry Pi
- ID badging - In the offices, one can develop ID badges for their staff to identify them individually from the help of RFID HAT.
- Control on the access of a premise - a user can use the RFID HAT assembly with Raspberry Pi on the access of their premise to avoid entry of the unwanted people.
- Prevention of fake products - This technology is used in the pharmaceutical companies to avoid the incoming of the fake products in the market.
- Tracking of goods - It can track the goods that help the user to make their products safe and secure.
How SB Component developed RFID HAT to solve the problem?
Raspberry Pi Organisation introduced one of the compact and powerful single board computers that got the attention of the people. Numerous individuals use the Raspberry Pi in their day to day life. One of the sections of the users wanted to use the device like the RFID but they did not have the HAT(Hardware Attached on Top) that made problems with the assembly. SB Components developed RFID HAT to assist the user that helps them to run the RFID with the Raspberry Pi.
Specifications of RFID HAT for Raspberry Pi
The operating voltage of the RFID HAT is +4.5V to +5.5V. The consumption of the current for RFID HAT is 50mA. One of the main advantages of this product is that it can operate on low power. It runs on the operating temperature of 0ºC to 80ºC. It has a working frequency of 125Khz that covers a good range of implementations. On the serial line, the baud rates of RFID HAT are decent, that is 9600 bps(bits-per-second). The reading distance of the RFID tag is 10 cm that also depends on the tag. It has an integrated antenna which makes the device impeccable.