ISO 18000-3


ISO/IEC 18000-3 is an international standard for all devices communicating wirelessly at the 13.56MHz frequency using Type A or Type B cards which includes NFC and RFID.

ISO 18000-3 standards explain how a device reading the NFC tag should communicate with one another.

ISO/IEC 18000 has been developed in order to:

  • provide a framework to define common communications protocols for Internationally useable frequencies for radio frequency identification (RFID), and, where possible, to determine the use of the same * protocols for all frequencies such that the problems of migrating from one to another are diminished;
  • minimize software and implementation costs;
  • enable system management and control and information exchange to be common as far as is possible.

ISO/IEC 18000-1 provides explanation of the concepts behind ISO/IEC 18000-3:2010. ISO/IEC 18000-3:2010 has 3 MODES of operation, intended to address different applications. The detailed technical differences between the modes are shown in parameter tables.

ISO/IEC 18000-3:2010 provides physical layer, collision management system and protocol values for RFID systems for item identification operating at 13,56 MHz in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 18000-1.

It provides definitions for systems for each MODE determined in ISO/IEC 18000-3:2010.

It defines three non-interfering MODES.

The MODES are not interoperable. The MODES, whilst not interoperable, are non-interfering.

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