Welcome Note



Praise be to God, the almighty because of His blessing and guidance we are able to establish a research group known as Auto-ID Laboratory (AIDL). AIDL started on January 2008 under the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

AIDL is a research and commercialize oriented center where the main objective is to become a hub for research and commercialization activities locally and internationally.

AIDL successfully produced 4 commercial products, which covered both long range and short range needs;

  1. Gen2 Passive RFID
  2. Contactless Active Integrated RFID (CAIRFID)
  3. Radio Frequency Identification and Monitoring System (RFIDTM)
  4. Portable Active RFID reader with Wireless Sensor Network

In line with the group objective, these products have been acknowledged by winning several awards and certification locally and internationally. These devices were first of its kind to be locally made and have the improved quality and performance. Furthermore, the product’s cost is less and competetive than the imported products.

AIDL covered all applicable topics related to RFID which include Communication Engineering, RF Circuits and Wireless Systems, Antennas and Propagation, Microwave Engineering, Digital and Analog Signal Processing, Link Measurements, and Sensors Technology.

We provide great advantages to both undergraduate and postgraduate studies to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding on both operation and maintenance of mechanic and electronics instruments. Our participation in local and international exhibitions and conferences give some space for student to explore their capability and soft skills.

Hopefully this website can give a brief introduction of AIDL activities in design, testing and commercializing RFID related products.


Thank you for your time:

Professor Dr. Widad Ismail

Project Coordinator of Auto-ID Laboratory
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Campus
14300 Nibong Tebal
Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
Tel: 04-5995999 ext 6050 / 0124252683
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