Samsung Single-Chip RFID Reader developed for Mobile Devices

Samsung Logo Samsung has announced the development of new single-chip radio frequency identification (RFID) reader for the mobile phones.

The chip’s size is 6.5mm x 6.5mm small form factor and ultra low power consumption level of 850mW and ideal for mobile applications.

The single-chip reader is incorporated in devices such as mobile phones and handheld readers used in retail stores. Originally the application for Samsung’s new RFID is suppose to be in card-type readers that plug into mobile handsets.

The single-chip reader has been designed for UFH range of 900Mhz. Samsung’s new chip combines an analog front end, abase-band modem, a processor and a memory chip

Implanted RFID reader chips allow its users with product or service information recovered from RFID tags embedded in items such as movie posters, clothing and museums or tourist exhibits.

Dr. Chilhee Chung, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics’ System LSI division mentioned, “We are enabling anytime, anywhere mobile access to information.”

He further added, “RFID chip reader systems allow consumers to pull context-specific information into their mobile devices while on the go. Our mobile RFID single-chip technology is an important step in the evolution of ubiquitous computing environments.”