NXP Unveils Secure Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Ranging and Sensing Technology

NXP Unveils Secure Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless Ranging and Sensing Technology Image Credit: NXP

NXP Semiconductors this week announced its development of UWB (Ultra-Wideband) technology designed for a broad range of markets, including mobile, automotive, IoT and industrial markets. 

NXP’s new UWB technology brings secure ranging and precision sensing creating a new dimension of spatial context for wireless devices. This strategic announcement sets the stage for UWB-enabled use cases likely to emerge in the market as soon as 2020. 

This new generation of UWB is a major evolutionary step from the existing short-range wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Itsability to process contextual information such as the position of the UWB anchor, its movements, and distance to other devices with an unprecedented precision of a few centimeters,enables decision making and management of these devices to take place with high granularity.

NXP UWB enables accurate localization capabilities. Doors and points of entry will open once approaching them. Lights, audio speakers and any other connected devices with sensors will be able to follow consumers from one room to another, and smart connected technology will blend in more intuitively in people’s lives.

Kurt Sievers, President, NXP
The technology not only understands motion and relative positioning outdoors and indoors, but its real-time robust accuracy can change the way we drive efficiency in factories, play interactive games or use AR/AI applications on our phones.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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