Sunday, March 15, 2009

WiMedia Alliance to transfer UWB Technology

The WiMedia Alliance will transfer its UWB specifications to Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and Wireless USB Promoter Group as they apply to each entity's expertise for standardization and certification or both.


The transfer will simplify and streamline the development and productization of Wireless USB solutions. Developers of Wireless USB solutions will be able to receive certification for complete Wireless USB solutions, including MAC, PHY and protocol from the USB-IF. USB-IF testing will create a one stop certification program for Wireless USB devices, speeding product time-to-market.


"This move will consolidate all elements required to bring certified Wireless USB solutions to market, further enabling our members to innovate and develop new and exciting Wireless USB devices and make them available to consumers quickly," stated Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president and chairman. "WiMedia Alliance has made a significant contribution to the advancement of UWB; this technology transfer is a logical next step in the evolution of UWB and from our standpoint, is best for the industry and consumers."http://www.usb.org

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