Development within RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) is expanding rapidly with applications ranging from secure Internet payment systems to industrial automation, access control and supply chain management. This text provides an accessible, up-to-date introduction to the design and creation of RFID tags and contactless smart card applications. Throughout, practical examples support fundamental theories and equations, to help the reader gain a fuller understanding of the production of a contactless system.The key features are: systematically guides the reader through the basics of RFID, the design and production of a contactless application, antennae technology, electronics, and tools and methods of measurement; explains in detail real-world examples such as the smart label, the ISO 15693 vicinity card and information on conformity with ISO standards and regulations; and includes appendices with comprehensive analyses of series and parallel LCR circuits, and practical advice on organisations offering standardisation and certification, professional events, and equipment and manufacturers. Presenting a realistic and professional view of RFID and contactless technology, this book is ideal for practising electronics and computer engineers working in auto ID, and on the design of RFID products and new security systems. Also useful for graduate students and researchers in electronics and industrial engineering design.