RFID transceiver chips may seem simple, but they actually require significant engineering time and capital investment to integrate. Transceiver chips contain up to 50 registers for configuration and functionality. In addition, communicating over air protocols (such as ISO14443, ISO15693, and ISO18000-6C) is complex, described in nearly 150 pages of cryptic procedures. For example, just selecting a tag requires a minimum of 6 and up to 100 over air interactions with multiple tags present. SkyeTek modules mask the complexities of RFID from the user and pack functionality into just a few commands.
SkyeTek’s core set of commands allow the user to read and write to tags with a single command, regardless of the tag type. The Gemini handles complex cryptography, which many modules lack, to easily add more security for access control or payment systems. The module is also field upgradable, so you can use the latest security algorithms and tag features as they are released. Power regulation and filtering for the radio are handled in the Gemini, so you can supply voltage directly from an unregulated source like a battery. Finally, the Gemini will be modularly approved by the FCC and CE, so you can bypass expensive radio testing at a certified test lab and avoid potential schedule delays due to failures.
Using a SkyeTek module will greatly reduce time to market and upfront development costs. Allow SkyeTek to take the burden of developing an RF system so you can focus your energy on your core products.