Automatic identification procedures (Auto-ID) have become very popular in many service industries, purchasing and distribution logistics, industry, manufacturing companies and material flow systems.
Automatic identification procedures exist to provide information about people, animals, goods and products in transit. RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology has drawn a swirl of attention in the past few years as it helps identify objects and people in a fast, accurate and inexpensive way.
It has been applied into many areas, including passports, transportation payment, product tracing, automotive as well as animal identification etc.
Nowadays the applications of RFID are increasing rapidly, including supply chain management, access control to buildings, public transportation, open-air events, airport baggage and so on.
To meet the market requirements, the preferred RFID system must exhibit features like low cost, long operation range and high data rate, requiring a small and low-voltage/lowpower integrated circuits.
Simulation: ModelSim XE III 6.4b.
Synthesis: XiLinx ISE 10.1.