Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Brand Protection?
Peter Clarke   9/19/2013 11:16:59 AM
NO RATINGS
Well you would have to know first what the reader is looking for....

then you would have set up a plastic memory manufacturing line....

...part of the signature relates to the ferroelectric plastic composition ....part to the nanometric thickness of the layer and part to the area of the memory cell.

All are varied to produce the signature.

 

It's a lot easier to forge a holographic security tag Sujita told me

selinz
User Rank
CEO
Brand Protection?
selinz   9/19/2013 11:12:53 AM
NO RATINGS
Interesting that the target application is "brand protection." Seems like a a 4bit mixed analog/digital signature wouldn't be that hard to copy... And would this be used by the "copyright police" as they are scanning incoming products?

Kinnar
User Rank
CEO
Re: Nice
Kinnar   9/18/2013 8:27:08 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes you are right contact based technology will not be much proven for multiple accesses and this might become a hindrance in adaptability of it.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
Contact or contactless
Peter Clarke   9/18/2013 6:34:36 AM
NO RATINGS
I think Thin Film also has research into RFID tags and NFC but you are right, it is a more expensive solution

Phononscattering
User Rank
Rookie
Nice
Phononscattering   9/17/2013 1:28:13 PM
NO RATINGS
It's great to finally see a use for this technology. But is it the disruptive application that organic electronics has been desparately seeking for the last decade? I am not sure about that.


I am also curious about the day to day usability of this approach. From the looks of it, the label has to be contacted with some kind of springy probe. This may prevent use on non-rigid packages and could lead to damage to the product or the label itself. I also image a non-contact approach, such as RFID or a microgravure hologram may be more convenient, but maybe the price point is a differentiating factor here.

 



Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

MSGEQ7-Based DIY Audio Spectrum Analyzer: Testing
Max Maxfield
13 comments
In my previous column on this topic, we discussed the step-by-step construction of the first pass at a MSGEQ7-based DIY audio spectrum analyzer for use in my BADASS Display project. Of ...

Karen Field

June 2014 Cartoon Caption Winner
Karen Field
13 comments
Congratulations to "Wnderer" for submitting the winning caption for our June cartoon, after much heated conversation by our judges, given the plethora of great entries.

Jeremy Cook

Inspection Rejection: Why More Is Less in a Vision System
Jeremy Cook
3 comments
Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler." I would never claim to have his level of insight -- or such an awesome head of ...

Jeremy Cook

Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!'
Jeremy Cook
21 comments
As you can see in my bio at the end of this article, I work as a manufacturing engineer. One of my favorite things that happens on a Friday late in the afternoon is to hear my phone ring ...

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)