Certified Wireless USB to Support Higher UWB Frequencies

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Tim Higgins

The USB Implementers Forum today announced that it will add support for ultra-wideband frequencies above 6 GHz to the Wireless USB specification by the middle of 2007 as an addition to its existing support for frequencies below 5 GHz.

“Wireless USB support for frequencies above 6 GHz enables and accelerates market growth,” said Dave Fisher, CTO, Wireless, with Texas Instruments Residential Gateway and Embedded Systems Business Unit. “Upper band operation is a welcome development for the handset and consumer electronics industries as it provides flexibility for product implementations, and lets those products leverage existing USB infrastructure for added high-speed wireless connectivity.”

Products using the upper UWB bands are projected to come to market in the first half of 2008.

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