El Segundo, California – December 14, 2016
A new application note featuring
NI AWR Design Environment discusses a
novel method used for optimizing radio-frequency identification (RFID) antennas and describes two examples
of RFID antennas created using this methodology. Because ultra-high-frequency RFID tag antennas need
to be inexpensive, efficient, robust for the installation environment, and immune to change in electrical
behavior due to proximity to the mounting platform, there are several challenges for RFID antenna designers.
The design approach outlined in this application note utilizes AntSyn™, novel NI AWR software antenna
synthesis and optimization technology, which employs evolutionary algorithms (EAs) to efficiently explore
the design space and automatically determine the best performance options.
The Synthesizing UHF RFID Antennas on Dielectric application note can be downloaded at
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Posted December 19, 2016