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.

Rocky100 major improvements – Battery Assisted Passive mode

Rocky100 major improvements: Battery Assisted Passive mode We already hinted that the Rocky100 chip can work in Battery Assisted Passive (BAP) mode when we were discussing sensitivity. We mentioned the [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Energy Harvesting, M2M and IoT|

Rocky100 major improvements – User memory space

Rocky100 major improvements: User memory space Let’s start this topic by saying that the UHF RFID standard was not thought for anything else than identification. The EPC C1G2 was developed [...]

By | December 28th, 2017|Energy Harvesting, M2M and IoT|

Rocky100 major improvements – Sensitivity (Part II)

Rocky100 major improvements: Sensitivity (Part II) We are back with second part of the post sensitivity as one of the biggest changes of the Rocky100 chip. The better the receiving [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Energy Harvesting|

Rocky100 major improvements – Sensitivity (Part I)

Rocky100 major improvements: Sensitivity (Part I) Sensitivity is probably the most important unique feature of an RFID chip. In standard, only identification RFID tags the sensitivity is the lowest power [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|Energy Harvesting|

RFID innovation with battery free sensors – Rocky100 vs. Andy100 chips

The new Rocky100 RFID chip for battery free sensor tags is being tested by multiple companies. What's the RFID innovation on top of the old Andy100 chip? We have been [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Energy Harvesting|

RFID in USA – new Farsens office in Los Angeles

Farsens has just opened a new office in Yorba Linda, South California, to provide local support to customers working with RFID in USA. We have long been working with customers [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|News|

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|