Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Ultra-Wideband Companies Showcase Consumer Applications

At this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) several UWB Forum members are demonstrating the viability of Direct Sequence Ultra-Wideband (DS-UWB) technology for consumer applications. These include:

  • Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor are showcasing proof-of-concept cell phone that connects wirelessly to a laptop and downloads MP3 files from the Internet or photos taken with the phone. Visitors can also experience UWB while watching football in the Freescale-sponsored HDTV Sports Lounge. Freescale's UWB technology to wirelessly receive the broadcasted television programs from a cable source across the room.


  • Global Sun is showcasing UWB modules designed to allow customers to quickly and easily implement a UWB solution using the popular mini-PCI interface. Freescale's UWB technology to wirelessly receive the broadcasted television programs from a cable source across the room.


  • Haier is showcasing UWB-enabled HDTVs. http://www.haier.com/english/


  • Samsung and Intellon are showcasing hybrid wireless home network. http://www.intellon.com/


  • USI is showcasing turnkey 1394 module solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) eager to incorporate UWB immediately into their products.
http://www.uwbforum.org


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