Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.

Notifications

Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

www.phonearena.com

Bluetooth SIG chooses WiMedia Alliance for UWB

0

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that it has selected WiMedia Alliance to work with on the implementation of the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) high-speed data technology. This new version of the Bluetooth wireless technology, which will use the Wi-Media Alliance's MB-OFDM( multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) version of ultra-wideband, will enable data transmission rate of up to 100 megabits per second as well as the handling of such data intensive applications as high quality video and audio. Bluetooth SIG and WiMedia Alliance have decided the new version to operate in the unlicensed spectrum above 6 GHz, unlike the current Bluetooth technology, which operates in the 2.4GHz. At the same time the two groups have stated that they will work together to ensure backwards compatibility of the new version with the current Bluetooth profiles. Bluetooth SIG plans to have the initial specification completed in about a year and expects the first prototype chip to be available in Q2 2007.

 

 

Source: Bluetooth SIG

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless