Three RFID Frequencies and Their Differences

When it comes to RFID systems, the term “frequency” refers to the magnitude of the radio waves needed to transmit data from one component of the RFID system to another. RFID companies in Dubai offer RFID tracking systems with three types of frequency bands: low frequency, high frequency, and ultra-high frequency. Let us learn their differences below.


  1. Low Frequency


This type of RFID frequency has a slower capacity in reading data compared to the two other types. However, it is known for having better reading capabilities of nearby data and those with liquid and metal exposure. The reading range of a Low-Frequency (LF) RFID is only within 10 centimeters. Despite that fact, the good thing about the Low Frequency RFID is it is not sensitive to any form of radio wave intrusion from liquid and metal exposure. Applications with this type of frequency have livestock tracking features, as well as access control.


  1. High Frequency


An RFID system with high frequency transmits data so much faster than the low-frequency systems. However, it has moderate sensitivity to radio wave disruption that is commonly coming from certain metals and liquid.


The band of a High-Frequency (HF) RFID is about three to 30 MHz, and its read range is around ten centimeters up to one meter. This type of frequency in best for companies with ticketing systems. The High Frequency RFID is also used for information transfer applications and crucial payment systems. Therefore, RFID systems with high frequency are ideal for transportation companies, amusement parks, groceries, and more.


  1. Ultra-High Frequency

RFIDs with Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) transfers or transmits data so much faster than the other frequency types. Older versions of the Ultra-High Frequency RFID are highly sensitive to common disruption caused by metals and liquid. On the other hand, the most updated versions of this type of frequency are equipped with readers, tags, and antennas that could cope up in wearisome locations such as beaches, ice rooms, tanks, etc. The frequency band of this type ranges between 300 MHz and 3 GHz. The data reading capacity of the Ultra-High Frequency can go as far as 12 meters. When it comes to the cost, we recommend that you buy the passive tags with ultra-high frequency because they are the more affordable option.


If you need to learn more about RFID system frequency, tags, and other details, reach out to RFID experts like Tagit RFID Solutions. They provide RFID solutions like RFID tires tracking Dubai for the tire industry and RFID tracking systems for jewelry, fashion, laundry and more.