Flexible And Hybrid Electronics - Enabling NFC Sensor Tags For Everyone (Sensors Europe 2018)

Mr Thomas Germann, Assistant R&D Manager
Identiv GmbH
Germany
 

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Presentation Summary

Recently, NFC chips have become available with integrated sensors, GPIO's or I2C Master capabilities, up to full-blown microcontrollers, which come also in delivery forms suitable for flip-chip attachment to low-cost flexible substrates in roll-to-roll manner.
As of iOS11, iPhone 7 and newer iOS-devices are now also able to read NF tags, so that now all smartphone OS's support NFC tag reading. However, the implementation is such that special care must be taken during tag-design to be compatible with iOS for NFC sensor tag reading.
Identiv shows its recent advances on next generation flexible NFC sensor tags for the logistics, industrial, pharmaceutical and medical area, augmented by printed electronics components, such as printed resistors, batteries and indicator elements.

Speaker Biography (Thomas Germann)

Thomas Germann joined Identiv in 2013 as Development Engineer in the R&D department of Identiv's RFID transponder & reader business unit. He is mainly responsible for development of novel UHF & HF RFID tags, as well as NFC products with functionality beyond pure identification. Thomas brings a strong background in RFID label and printed electronics product development from his previous work, which enable the development of cutting edge flexible RFID & NFC sensor tags and corresponding systems. Thomas holds a Diploma (M.Sc.) in Engineering Physics from the Technische Universität München (TUM).

Company Profile (Identiv)

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Identiv is a leading supplier of RFID, NFC and inlays for a variety of applications, including NFC-enabled solutions, asset tracking, ticketing for transit, electronic game applications, healthcare, and trusted authentication: Identiv's RFID, NFC and inlays are versatile and can be embedded or attached to consumables, wearables, equipment machinery, and everyday items. RFID, NFC and inlays are the foundation of the Internet of Things (IoT) market and address the emerging needs for securing identities in the connected world. Many market segments are taking advantage of the benefits of IoT — consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical, and more. Specifically through its innovative research and in-design hub, Identiv Labs, Identiv has the design and manufacturing capabilities to fuel IoT growth with smart and secure devices.
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