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2009-06-12 Don't kiss UWB goodbye
Despite many declarations 'UWB is dead,' recently it feels as though support is starting to grow��not just from those pushing the technology, but also from independent industry experts and device manufacturers.
2009-05-08 RF switch connectors tailored for UWB apps
Murata Manufacturing has enhanced the operating frequency range and reduced the footprint of its tiny RF switch connectors to create the new SWG series suitable for UWB applications.
2009-05-06 In-Stat: No more UWB by 2013
The UWB technology is effectively dead in consumer and computer markets, according to a new report from In-Stat.
2009-04-23 Another UWB startup shuts down
UWB startup Radiospire Networks Inc. has announced it is closing its doors, leaving three remaining UWB startups committed to the technology despite a string of bad news over the last nine months.
2009-02-27 Opinion: UWB outlook gets bleaker
Staccato Communications CEO Marty Colombatto's passionate column defending the UWB technology may have scored with some arguments, but also completely missed with others.
2009-02-16 Buzz: UWB shakeout claims Tzero
Sources confirm that UWB startup TZero Technologies has shut down operations, becoming yet another fatality in the much-anticipated UWB shakeout that commenced in Q4 08.
2009-02-03 Tzero to sample UWB chip consuming <1W
Startup Tzero Technologies hopes 2009 will be the year UWB establishes a foothold. The company plans to sample by June a single UWB chip that consumes less than 1W and is aimed at mobile devices.
2008-11-24 Analysis: Merger sparks hope for UWB market
The announced merger of UWB startups Staccato Communications and Artimi Inc. offers a way forward for others in what one executive recently called a venture capital winter.
2008-11-06 Intel withdraws UWB R&D effort amid shakeout
Intel has quietly halted a five-year design effort in UWB. The news is another blow for the emerging technology for which support has dwindled because of the expected downturn.
2008-11-05 WiQuest closes shop due to UWB's low demand
WiQuest has officially closed its doors, the first of several casualties to fall among UWB chip designers.
2008-09-30 Compact UWB antenna extends bandwidth to radars
Compact antennas are usually one-quarter the length of the wavelength being transmitted, but Virginia Tech engineers are claiming a 2.5-fold reduction in the size of an UWB antenna.
2008-09-09 Atmel peppers customizable MCU with UWB MAC
Atmel Corp. and the Institute of Embedded Systems (InES), Zurich University of Applied Sciences, announced the availability of an UWB transceiver that InES has implemented by personalizing Atmel's AT91CAP9S customizable microcontroller
2008-09-08 UWB finds place in wireless HD videos
UWB isn't about to distribute video around the entire home via a wireless link, but it may finally offer an alternative to the HDMI cable
2008-09-03 Staccato drives UWB market with Ripcord2
Staccato Communications introduces the Ripcord2 family of single-chip, all-CMOS solutions targeted for WiMedia UWB and wireless USB applications
2008-09-01 UWB connections extend to handsets
UWB technology uniquely offers a handset the potential to wirelessly connect peripheral devices previously reserved for wired connections. In particular, high-bandwidth connections to peripherals such as external HDD and displays require UWB's high performance level to function effectively
2008-09-01 Enable wireless video transfer
Delivering uncompressed HDTV content wirelessly has become the holy grail of wireless video connectivity. However, existing and emerging wireless standards such as 802.11n and UWB are not capable of delivering such high video rates. This article introduces the joint source channel coding video-modem approach for wireless video transfer
2008-08-11 Xsens receives assets of UWB specialist Utellus
Xsens Technologies B.V. has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Utellus B.V., a privately held technology company with deep knowledge of impulse-radio UWB technology and applications
2008-08-11 1394-over-coax gives backbone to home nets
Pulse?Link, for several tears, has touted its flavor of UWB technology as suitable for home video networks using power lines, phone wiring, or coax cabling as the data highway
2008-07-21 Sony seeks alliance toward standardized UWB tech
Sony has rallied a group of 14 companies��mainly large Japanese consumer electronics firms��around an ad hoc effort to standardize proprietary UWB technology it first demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in January
2008-07-07 FEI buys wireless audio IP license for UWB
Focus Enhancements Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase certain intellectual property rights for a prototype wireless audio product chipset, which features 2ms latency and scalability up to 16 channels.
2008-06-27 Chip networks home via UWB, coax, Ethernet
Sigma Designs has developed a second-generation UWB chip set for home networks that can simultaneously run UWB over wireless and coax at rates up to 370Mbit/s while maintaining a GbE link
2008-06-02 Hints on wireless USB via UWB tests
The unique ability of UWB signaling to operate at the noise floor enables UWB devices to peacefully co-exist and share spectrum with traditional wireless services
2008-04-28 SMIC-ASTRI team yields dual-mode UWB MAC ASIC
SMIC and ASTRI have collaborated to provide the world's first dual-mode UWB MAC IC using SMIC's 0.13��m mix-mode CMOS technology
2008-04-28 Reduce power consumption in UWB chips
One especially sweet spot for UWB and Wireless USB is in mobile, battery-operated devices requiring high bandwidth and low power consumption
2008-04-01 Raise UWB throughput for wireless HD video
Here's a report on the promise and technical challenges facing UWB, and on the throughput and encryption considerations for HD video distribution
2008-02-18 Use UWB in ultralow-power Zigbee sensor nodes
The IEEE 802.15.4 standardization committee who defined the MAC and PHY adopted by Zigbee has proposed an alternative PHY relying on UWB technology
2008-02-14 Bluetooth piggybacks on Wi-Fi as UWB uptake crawls
The Bluetooth SIG will provide a mechanism for its protocol to ride on top of Wi-Fi networks while its longer-term plan to create a version 3.0 based on UWB technology moves slowly forward
2008-02-11 Compliance test software supports new serial data standards
LeCroy said it has enhanced its QualiPHY automated serial data compliance test framework, which now supports standards for UWB, serial ATA and PCIe Gen 1
2008-01-10 Tool transmits HD video over any transport source
ADI's new HDAnywhere networked entertainment platform distributes HD video content over all popular wireless and wired transmission transports including UWB, 802.11n, coaxial, phoneline and powerline protocols
2007-11-02 UWB disappoints, Wi-Fi speeds ahead
In the race to a gigabit-per-second wireless link for the digital home, some UWB backers are gasping for air while Wi-Fi proponents are revving up for the next lap
2007-10-10 WiMedia Alliance intros first UWB-certified products
The WiMedia Alliance has certified the first products that have successfully completed both phases of the Alliance's compliance and interoperability testing of its UWB Common Radio Platform
2007-09-26 Singapore drafts regulatory framework for UWB
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has proposed a regulatory framework for devices using UWB technology
2007-09-17 UWB to boost cellphone connectivity
UWB has been around for nearly half a decade as a demonstrable technology. It is appearing in the form of ICs that will be used to implement Certified Wireless USB in PCs and peripherals. How long will it be before UWB is deployed in mobile phones
2007-09-03 Deal with WiMedia coexistence issues
Interference is inevitable as incumbent systems share the 3-5GHz band with WiMedia UWB, but there are a variety of techniques that allow performance to be optimized to high levels of coexistence
2007-08-31 UWB antenna eases circuit layout, set-up
The ANT1085-4R1-01A from TDK offers enhanced in-band impedance matching stability allowing for smaller board dimensions, reduced part count and easier circuit layout.
2007-08-23 Report: UWB to overtake Wi-Fi in market volume
While it has nabbed the first-to-market crown and has taken an early lead, Wi-Fi is destined to be overtaken in market volume by UWB technology, according to an In-Stat report
2007-08-16 Tektronix UWB software extends oscilloscope capabilities
The Tektronix UWB extends the debug and analysis capabilities of its real-time oscilloscopes
2007-08-14 UWB MAC has high throughput, less pin count
Faraday Technology Corp. has released its latest UWB medium access controller solution that enables higher transfer rate at lower pin count for SoC designs
2007-08-01 Wired, wireless both seen in future home nets
Recognizing that tomorrow's home nets will be a mix of wired and wireless options, the WiMedia Alliance has set up a group to explore whether it should draft a standard for UWB networking over coax cable
2007-07-27 UWB MAC solution achieves 200Mbps transfer rates
Faraday Technology adds to its ASIC design service and broad IP portfolio the new UWB medium access controller solution claimed to enable higher transfer rate at lower pin count for SoC designs
2007-07-26 Peek inside the first commercial UWB hub
Belkin's UWB-based Cable-Free USB Hub and dongle has an omni-like effective antenna that allows the user to place the hub in different orientations and which also keeps positive gain despite the close proximity to the to the board
2007-07-23 Cellphones eye wireless video
Promoted as a low-power wireless technology suitable for battery-powered devices, many ask: How long will it be before UWB is deployed in mobile phones
2007-07-10 UWB chipset handles Wireless USB, Bluetooth, WiMedia
Alereon has started to sample the first UWB chipsets able to meet all regulatory requirements worldwide for applications based on Certified Wireless USB, Bluetooth and WiMedia
2007-06-01 Testing signals for UWB aerospace systems
This article discusses test instrumentation that can address the special needs of advanced aerospace/defense applications.
2007-05-01 WiMedia for high-bandwidth comms
The key to the WiMedia form of UWB is that it can leverage existing markets surrounding USB, Bluetooth and IPs. WiMedia radios can support one or all of these schemes simultaneously
2007-03-23 UWB platform approved as ISO/IEC standard
The WiMedia Alliance announced that the WiMedia UWB Common Radio Platform has been approved for release as an ISO/IEC International Standard
2007-03-12 Cognitive radio functionality supports spectrum avoidance requirements
Realtek has demonstrated a cognitive radio functionality for UWB that complies with the upcoming spectrum avoidance requirements aimed at ensuring satisfactory coexistence of UWB devices with other wireless services
2007-02-15 Infineon closes Israeli UWB R&D site
Infineon Technologies AG has closed Infineon Technologies Savan Ltd, its R&D operation in Netanya, Israel.
2007-02-01 Staccato, SK Telecom push for UWB in PANs
Staccato and SK Telecom, are staking out new territory in the development of PANs using UWB technology, teaming up to implement a mobile-phone UWB solution that can be used simultaneously for Bluetooth, higher-bandwidth UWB and multipoint WiNet services
2007-01-19 UWB antenna suppresses out-of-band noise
The ability of Omron's UWB antenna to suppress out-of-band noise by 50 percent or more enables high-quality communications between wireless USB dongles, hubs, PCs, mobile equipment and digital home appliances
2007-01-19 VXS RAID system operates at up to 2GSps
The VXS-based JazzStore UWB system is claimed by TEK Micro to be the first disk-based data recording system to enable realtime high-capacity record and playback of broadband-sampled analog data at rates up to 2GSps
2006-12-19 SK Telecom, Staccato partner on UWB mobile services
Staccato Communications and Korea's SK Telecom unveiled plans for the global delivery of UWB wireless PAN mobile phone services
2006-12-13 Samsung invests $4M in UWB company
Alereon Inc. has received a $4 million cash infusion from Samsung Venture Investment Corp. for further development of UWB and WUSB PHY chips
2006-11-09 Siemens, Tzero to deliver HD video via UWB
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices has partnered with Tzero Technologies to deliver high-definition video, including IPTV to homes using ultrawideband technology.
2006-10-11 IEEE approves UWB net spec
The IEEE 802.15.4a task group has chosen the chirp spread spectrum PHY technology of Nanotron Technologies GmbH as the baseline PHY standard for wireless PAN.
2006-10-02 Intel unrolls reference designs for UWB host solutions
Intel introduced Wireless UWB Link 1480 media access controller silicon and reference designs for UWB host solutions
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