Ultrawideband is the future of Bluetooth

By Derek Sooman on May 4, 2005, 11:22 AM
Ultrawideband has been chosen by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group as the future of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth should establish itself as another connectivity protocol sitting on top of UWB radio.

The ability to provide 400Mbps USB wirelessly has in the past cast some doubt over the future of Bluetooth - but the specification has been saved by the prevalence of Bluetooth devices; there are just so many of them. Now, it makes sense for Bluetooth to merge with the Ultrawideband technology rather than try in vein to oppose it.

"The ultimate goal is to work towards an architecture that allows devices to take advantage of UWB data rates for scenarios requiring that speed while maintaining backward compatibly with both existing Bluetooth devices on the market and future products not requiring the higher data rate," said BT-SIG executive director Michael Foley.

With USB and FireWire already being adapted for Ultrawideband as well, itís an exciting time for wireless.




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vikramdeo said:
I support the statement that Ultra Wide Band is the Future of Bluetooth. In order to survive Bluetooth needs to align it self with the UWB.....this will as they say take Bluetooth to new heights in terms of technology as well as consumer reach and devices will also be able to share information with each other at much higher ratesVisit my blog- vdeo.blogspot.com
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