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.

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|

Bluetooth light switch – comfort at your fingertip

How comfortable can it be to use your phone to light up your home? What about the office? Bluetooth light switch is actually helpful in many cases. After reading the [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Bluetooth, M2M and IoT|

Bluetooth lock for garage and parking doors

Bluetooth lock help you comfortably access your garage and/or parking without anything more than your mobile phone. We all have gotten used to wireless controllers to open garage doors for [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Bluetooth, M2M and IoT|

Bluetooth technology in sensors for the IoT

Bluetooth technology is already very present in the IoT. However, we are not taking full advantage of its possibilities in conjunction with sensors. Bluetooth technology is everywhere. SmartPhones being so [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Bluetooth, M2M and IoT|

RFID IC design through history: from plain identification to the IoT

Learn how RFID IC design has evolved from the initial objective of identifying object to its current part in the Internet of Things. Other than the military uses of RFID-like [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|M2M and IoT, RFID ID tags|