UHF RFID sniffer analyses reader and tag signals in real-time

January 09, 2015 // By Julien Happich
CISC Semiconductor has released a software module for it CISC RFID Xplorer unit, that records and analyses the communication between the tag and reader in real-time.

This module turns the CISC RFID Xplorer Sniffer into a tool to analyse RFID reader and tag signals. The detection and decoding of reader commands and tag responses is done in real-time. The CISC RFID Xplorer Sniffer lets the user trigger on reader commands. It logs the communication between the reader under test and tags into a TXT file.

Complex waveform signals can be recorded and saved on the hard-drive in a stream file to make them available for further analysis both in the time and frequency domain. This includes message parsing, waveform analysis, frequency spectrum and link timing analysis.

The instrument delivers high precision result and premium receiver sensitivity that covers the RF band from 50 MHz to 2.2 GHz. The sniffer mode of the CISC RFID Xplorer supports multiple standards including GS1 EPC Gen 2, ISO/IEC 18000-63, RAIN RFID and upcoming ISO/IEC 29167 crypto suites.