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Operating frequency

defines the basic clock rate at which the CPU core runs. Modern high-end processors run at several billion cycles per second. Operating frequency is a function of the low-level transistor characteristics in the chip, the length and physical characteristics of the internal chip wiring, the voltage that is applied to the chip, and the degree of pipelining used in the microarchitecture of the machine. The last 15 years have seen dramatic increases in the operating frequency of CPU cores.[1]


In general, as a RFID tag's operating frequency increases, its signals are able to carry more data. As a result, higher frequency readers are also able to read more RFID tags in a given period of time. In addition, RFID systems that operate at ultra high frequency (UHF) and microwave frequencies are typically designed to have a longer operating range than low-frequency (LF) and high-frequency (HF) systems.

References Edit

  1. The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?, at 60.

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