All about ultrawideband (UWB), including its imminent arrival in products: Stephen Wood coordinates Intel's ultrawideband (UWB) strategy and is the president of the WiMedia Alliance, a broad industry trade group that develops standards for UWB. In this podcast, he talks about the technology, its potential, and the timetable for products with UWB appearing on shelves--as early as the end of 2006. [36 min., 17 MB, MP3]
UWB is busting out all over this week, by the way, with demonstrations all over the Intel Developers Forum. Artimi, for instance, is showing off its system-on-a-chip UWB solution for low-power devices. Their equipment will find its way into cameras and handsets. Also this week, an announcement from the USB implementers Forum of the certification program for wireless UWB that will be labeled Certified Wireless USB. And, as Wi-Fi Planet notes, several firms have released UWB references designs--prepackaged board designs meant to be turned into final products--including six designs from Staccato alone.