About Mikel Choperena

Mikel Choperena works as Product Development Manager at Farsens. He is also the editor of The Farsens Blog. Mikel has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Industrial Business Management.

Personalize shopping experience with IoT technologies

Using RFID for more than just tracking? Could it help personalize shopping experience if you embedded a LED in your battery free RFID tags? How would it help? Zebra Technologies' [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|M2M and IoT, Pick to Light|

Battery free RFID weight monitoring – Using load cells with passive RFID tags

Weight monitoring with wireless and battery free sensors requires both the designer and the user to understand hardware and software components correctly. Using wireless and battery free load sensors for [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Energy Harvesting, M2M and IoT|

Passive RFID – How liquids inhibit RFID system communication

Understanding how liquids inhibit RFID system communication is important. Check an actual experiment with RFID tags submerged in water. If you have had contact with RFID technology you have probably [...]

DIY RFID – RFID parking solution with Raspberry Pi

We love to see people developing their own RFID solutions and this RFID parking solution in Sri Lanka is a great example. We at Farsens have always been advocates of [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|DIY Series, M2M and IoT, RFID ID tags|

RFID chip power output: key to your next gen battery free solution

RFID chip power output will impact - or even limit - how simple or complicated your solution design will be in terms of supplying power to your selected device. We’ve [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|M2M and IoT, RFID ID tags|

BAP tags and the importance of a good battery switch in your IC

Your BAP tags need to offer the best performance in terms of read range or communication with sensors but… what about optimizing battery life? BAP tags (Battery Assisted Passive) can [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|M2M and IoT, RFID ID tags|

BAP tag – Configurable sensitivity in your RFID chip

If you are looking for a flexible RFID chip to develop multiple devices for IoT solutions your RFID chip should allow you to create a good BAP tag. We talked [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|M2M and IoT, RFID ID tags|

RFID read range in battery free sensor tags – sensitivity in types of tags

Sensitivity and RFID read range are related but are not the same thing. Understand what you are looking for in your RFID chip. One of the key things you are probably [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|M2M and IoT, RFID ID tags|

RFID tag chip with SPI/I2C communication: Master vs. Slave devices

When selecting your RFID tag chip for your next IoT solution take into account that a master or slave SPI or I2C can make or break your design. I’ll start [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|"How to" series, M2M and IoT, RFID ID tags|

RFID tag IC for the IoT: understanding what to look for

Looking for a RFID tag IC you pretend to use to design your own battery free devices for IoT applications? Take these into account. RFID is not linked to just [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|M2M and IoT, RFID ID tags|