HF and UHF RFID describe the range of radio electrical waves used in the radio frequency spectrum, respectively 13.56 MHz and 860.960 Mhz. Our RFID labels are manufactured in line with internationally applicable standards.

High Frequency VS Ultra High Frequency: a question of reach

The choice of radio frequency and thus of label type depends on:

  • the required RFID reach (the distance required between the reader and the microchip)
  • the desired memory capacity
  • the level of security expected for the application

In short, High Frequency (HF) chips fit applications for which the reading distance is less than 1 meter and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) chips are more appropriate for applications requiring a reading distance of way beyond 1 meter, sometimes up to 15 meters, depending on the capacity of the reader.

HF & UHF applicationsSeveral international standards regulate the manufacturing of RFID Microchips and their implementation. Amongst others, they govern:

• Range of radio frequency used
• The maximum field strength for HF RFID
• The maximum transmit power for UHF RFID
• Communication protocol between the RFID reader and the microchip
• Interoperability of the RFID systems


Paragon Identification, leading French manufacturer of RFID labels, respects standards ISO 14443, ISO 15693 and ISO 18000.

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