Ultra-broadband in Europe – within half a year
A number of sources report that next year the standard of ultra-wideband communication (Ultra-WideBand, UWB) may be legalized in Europe.
Recall that in this case, for data transmission, the widest frequency range of today’s technologies is used – from 3 to 10 GHz. The distance over which UWB transmission can be carried out is small, but the speed is impressive – up to 1 Gbps.
UWB solutions are currently licensed only in the United States for use in a range of specific products and subject to stringent requirements.
European Bands Committees have reviewed UWB and intend to allow widespread use of UWB products within six months.
The Ultra-WideBand standard was developed jointly by Freescale, Intel, HP, Nokia, Texas Instruments and several other companies.
Recall that the first products based on this technology are already starting to appear on the market – for example, Belkin recently introduced its wireless USB hub using UWB.