Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 18000-4:2004 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This part of ISO/IEC 18000 defines the air interface for radio frequency identification (RFID) devices operating in the 2,45 GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band used in item management applications.
The purpose of this part of ISO/IEC 18000 is to provide a common technical specification for RFID devices that may be used by ISO committees developing RFID application standards. This part of ISO/IEC 18000 is intended to allow for compatibility and to encourage inter-operability of products for the growing RFID market in the international marketplace.
This part of ISO/IEC 18000 defines the forward and return link parameters for technical attributes including, but not limited to, operating frequency, operating channel accuracy, occupied channel bandwidth, maximum EIRP, spurious emissions, modulation, duty cycle, data coding, bit rate, bit rate accuracy, bit transmission order, and where appropriate operating channels, frequency hop rate, hop sequence, spreading sequence, and chip rate.
This part of ISO/IEC 18000 further defines the communications protocol used in the air interface.
This part of ISO/IEC 18000 contains two modes. The first is a passive tag operating as an interrogator talks first while the second in a battery assisted tag operating as a tag talks first.
The detailed technical differences between the modes are shown in the parameter tables.