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RF TAGGING OF ELECTRONIC MODULES FOR TRACKING AND VEHICLE SECURITY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008428D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Graham Adams: AUTHOR

Abstract

This idea concerns the use of RF tags in electronic modules, to fulfill some or all of the following objectives: * Elimination of the substrate bar-code label. * Individual assembly control of electronic modules. * Elimination of the product labels. * Car theft alarm from private property. * Low cost stolen car alert. * Module sorting for environmental takeback.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

RF TAGGING OF ELECTRONIC MODULES FOR TRACKING AND VEHICLE SECURITY

by Graham Adams

  This idea concerns the use of RF tags in electronic modules, to fulfill some or all of the following objectives:

* Elimination of the substrate bar-code label. * Individual assembly control of electronic modules.
* Elimination of the product labels.
* Car theft alarm from private property.
* Low cost stolen car alert.
* Module sorting for environmental takeback.

  Elimination of the substrate bar-code label: Each substrate would be supplied with an RF tag clipped onto it. Part of the tag code would identify the substrate layout design and part will be a unique number for each board.

  By making the tags removable just the first two of the six feature list can be used. The removed tags can be returned to the substrate supplier for reuse with the advantages of a saving on the substrate label, increasing useable substrate area, and having the ability to introduce automatic assembly with a module batch size of one.

  Individual assembly control of electronic modules: By feeding the unique tag number into a computer the assembly of the module from start to finish could be automatically controlled. This could include routing path3 choice of components for pick and place, and mechanical assemble. The history of the module (i.e. rework, test results etc.) can be stored against the tag number. If the tag is left in to act as a module label.

  Elimination of the module label: These include remote module identification without having to have good line of site. Easy computer on-line module service history, low cost security features, and sorting of product if environmental take back was required. These features are described in more

detail below.

  Car theft alarm...