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A Low-Power RFID Integrated Circuits for Intelligent Healthcare Systems

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3 Author(s)
Shuenn-Yuh Lee ; Inst. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Chung Cheng Univ., Chia-Yi, Taiwan ; Liang-Hung Wang ; Qiang Fang

This paper presents low-power radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology for intelligent healthcare systems. With attention to power-efficient communication in the body sensor network, RF power transfer was estimated and the required low-power ICs, which are important in the development of a healthcare system with miniaturization and system integration, are discussed based on the RFID platform. To analyze the power transformation, this paper adopts a 915-MHz industrial, scientific, and medical RF with a radiation power of 70 mW to estimate the power loss under the 1-m communication distance between an RFID reader (bioinformation node) and a transponder (biosignal acquisition nodes). The low-power ICs of the transponder will be implemented in the TSMC 0.18-μm CMOS process. The simulation result reveals that the transponder's IC can fit in with the link budget of the UHF RFID system.

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Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Nov. 2010

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