Could New RFID Tags Replace Barcodes?

In a move that researchers said might set up low-cost, high-volume RFID tags that could replace barcodes, the European Holst Center said Wednesday that their 64-bit, inductively-coupled, passive RFID tag achieved a record 780-bit/second data readout.

This development "represents a five-fold increase in bit rate performance compared to state-of-the-art plastic RFIDs," reported Electronic Engineering Times. The story reported that the 64-bit RFID consists of a low-cost inductive antenna, capacitor, plastic rectifier and plastic circuit, all on foil.