The Future of Ultra Wideband-The Shakeout Begins

Brookman, Eric
January 2009
Portable Design;Jan2009, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p24
The article provides information on the issues concerning the ultra wideband (UWB). It mentions about a brief history of UWB, which came into being due to the new U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations that authorized the use of an ultra-wide band of frequencies to transmit information. Meanwhile, the fundamental advantages of UWB versus other non-UWB wireless technologies are also discussed in the article. Despite the shutdown of UWB silicon industry leading company WiQuest, the value of UWB has not disappeared and major consumer-product manufacturers are actively pursuing these applications.


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