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What is Ultra-Wideband Technology?

What is Ultra-Wideband Technology?

Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) is a communication method used in wireless networking that uses low power consumption to achieve high bandwidth connections. It offers many advantages, especially in terms of very high data transmission rates. Adopting Ultra-Wideband for Memsen’s file sharing and wireless marketing platform. 

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  • Ultra-Wideband is a proposed standard for short-range wireless communications that aims to replace Bluetooth technology in near future.
  • It is an ideal solution for wireless connectivity in the range of 10 to 20 meters between consumer electronics (CE), mobile devices, and PC peripheral devices which provides very high data-rate while consuming very little battery power. It offers the best solution for bandwidth, cost, power consumption, and physical size requirements for next generation consumer electronic devices.
  • UWB radios can use frequencies from 3.1 GHz to 10.6 GHz, a band more than 7 GHz wide. Each radio channel can have a bandwidth of more than 500 MHz depending upon its center frequency.
  • Due to such a large signal bandwidth, FCC has put severe broadcast power restrictions. By doing so UWB devices can make use of extremely wide frequency band while emitting very less amount of energy to get detected by other narrower band devices. Hence, a UWB device signal can not interfere with other narrower band device signals and because of this reason a UWB device can co-exist with other wireless devices.
  • UWB is considered as Wireless USB – replacement of standard USB and fire wire (IEEE 1394) solutions due to its higher data-rate compared to USB and fire wire.
  • UWB signals can co-exists with other short/large range wireless communications signals due to its own nature of being detected as noise to other signals.
  • Under current FCC regulations, UWB signals used for commercial communications are capable of delivering very high data rates within short-ranges.
  • Intel, Panasonic, Motorola are few of the big players in wireless industry who are very much interested in making UWB a viable solution for short range wireless communications. They believe we can achieve data rate of as high as 480 Mbps within ranges of less than 15 meters.
  • Memsen Corporation is building a complete wireless file-sharing platform which will benefit by UltraWideband technology due to its many advantages over Bluetooth technology.
  • UWB has the capacity to handle very high bandwidths required to transport multiple audio and video streams in “Real-time” between different UWB enabled devices, while Bluetooth lacks high data-rate – only 1Mbps maximum under ideal conditions, which is not enough for media rich content.
  • UWB provides capability of data-transfer with effective range of up to 25 meters compared with rival Bluetooth technology which offers effective range of only about 10 meters. Advertising industry can have a huge benefit using UWB enabled Memsen’s datavendor chain of products to reach millions of people efficiently, and with complete surety of reaching potential customers.
  • UWB technology is also considered as replacement of USB and fire wire standards. USB is a high speed PC connectivity solution where as fire wire (IEEE 1394) is high speed consumer connectivity solution. UWB is considered as a technology that can bridge the divide between these two standards and hence can be used as replacement of USB and fire wire.

Memsen’s vision is to develop wireless file sharing platform based on UWB technology which can enhance users’ experience with wireless connectivity solutions and provide complete freedom of having the very new technology in their own pocket.