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RFID Applications: Interfacing with Readers
May/June 2008 (vol. 25 no. 3)
pp. 67-70
Christian Floerkemeier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elgar Fleisch, ETH Zurich
As the proliferation of RFID systems progresses, software developers increasingly face the challenge of interfacing with these low-cost automatic identification systems. The authors provide an overview of the existing approaches to integrating RFID technology into IT systems. They discuss common challenges for software developers and present different RFID system architectures.

1. K. Finkenzeller, RFID Handbook: Radio-Frequency Identification Fundamentals and Applications, John Wiley &Sons, 2000.
2. C. Floerkemeier and S. Sarma, "An Overview of RFID System Interfaces and Reader Protocols," to be published in Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. RFID, IEEE Press, 2008.
3. Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP), v. 1.0.1, EPCglobal, Aug. 2007,

Index Terms:
radio-frequency identification, RFID
Christian Floerkemeier, Elgar Fleisch, "RFID Applications: Interfacing with Readers," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 67-70, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.71
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