Wireless USB by end of the year

Posted on Friday, May 27 2005 @ 22:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Wireless USB specification was recently completed by the Wireless USB Promoter Group. The USB Implementers Forum will now take over the spec for certification, compliance testing, logo licensing and marketing for Wireless USB. The first Wireless USB products are expected by the end of the year.
Wireless USB runs over the WiMedia Alliance's flavor of ultrawideband which uses the WiMedia MB-OFDM MAC and PHY. The WiMedia Alliance's version of UWB promises bandwidth of 480Mb/s at 3 meters and 110Mb/s at 10 meters.
More details at ExtremeTech

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Bluetooth Killer?
by Anonymous on Sunday, May 29 2005 @ 5:37 CEST
I wonder since bluetooth hasn't heavily penetrated the US market, if this will be the end of Bluetooth. I wonder what the security specs are like...

The speed definitely looks extremely promising, and the use of UWB helps unclutter the currently hogged radio spectrums.

I have a feeling, that this is going to be an amazing WPAN technology. finally.