NXP announced a new breed of Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) ranging technology to offer security, precision sensing, and spatial context behaviors for wireless devices.
Technology features unique mix of 2D and 3D precise positioning with low power consumption.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced at its annual developer conference in the Silicon Valley its development of UWB technology designed for a broad range of markets, including mobile, automotive, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and industrial.
NXP’s new UWB technology brings secure ranging and precision sensing creating a new dimension of spatial context for wireless devices.
This new generation of UWB is a major evolutionary step from the existing wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Its ability 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.
New UWB-enabled use cases are likely to emerge in the market as soon as 2020. The technology not only understands motion and relative positioning outdoors and indoors, but its real-time accuracy can change the way we drive efficiency in factories, play interactive games or use AR/AI applications on our phones.
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.
UWB higher bandwidth channel provides greater instantaneous precision than existing wireless technologies in challenging environments, leading to an accuracy of a few centimeters.
UWB also enables latency sensitive applications, such as access, gaming, and AR, by an efficient Time-of-Flight calculation.