MEMS-Based Inductively Coupled RFID Transponder for Implantable Wireless Sensor Applications

Hong M. Lu, Chuck Goldsmith, Lawrence Cauller, Jeong-Bong Lee
2007 IEEE transactions on magnetics  
In this paper, we present the development of an inductively coupled mini RFID transponder using MEMS technology for implantable wireless sensor applications. The transponder (approximately 25 mm 3 in volume) consists of a small solenoid inductor with a high-permeability magnetic core (dia = 750 m), a chip capacitor and a RFID chip. They are integrated onto a micromachined SU8 polymer substrate and it is operated in the frequency range of 13.56-27 MHz. Voltages up to 4 V were obtained at a small
more » ... obtained at a small 0.5 H transponder coil from a 2.2-H reader coil at 5 mm distance based on a resonant magnetic coupling mechanism. The assembled transponder was tested using a commercial RFID reader at 13.56 MHz and successful communication was established at a distance of 10 mm.
doi:10.1109/tmag.2007.893802 fatcat:5uvhsmpp7zgr3arufrkxno7uxu