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11/04/08WiMedia Certifies First PHYs for High Band Operation, Paving the Way for Global UWB Adoption
The WiMedia Alliance announced the certification of the first three Ultra Wideband (UWB) physical layer chipsets (PHYs) to support the WiMedia Spectrum Extension Release (SER) announced in August. The chips from Alereon, Realtek and Staccato Communications support operation in Band Groups 1 and 3 (3.1 to 4.8GHz and 6.3 to 7.9GHz, respectively). The Alereon and Staccato chips also support operation in Band Group 6 (7.4 to 9.0GHz).
10/03/08Sprint's XOHM Broadband Wireless Internet Service at Demonstrated at WiMAX Smart Home Exhibit
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) offered a first taste of XOHM service to guests attending a WiMAX open house event last night at Chicago's famed Smart Home. The Smart Home was built using green building techniques, technology that manages home energy use, and is designed with the latest in communications technology in mind.
06/05/08Focus Enhancements Demonstrates Low Cost HD UWB Video Streaming for Consumer Applications at Computex
Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, video conversion and digital media, will demonstrate HD Video Streaming at Computex Taipei from June 3-7.
06/03/08Xi'an Haitian Captures Market Opportunities & 3G Growth Develops UWB Antennas Covering All Bands
One of the PRC's leading manufacturers of telecommunications antennas, Xi'an Haitian Antenna Technologies Co., Ltd. has successfully developed ultra-wideband antennas (UWB antennas), and improved and enhanced its 128 multi-probe 3D radiation pattern test system, with these two technologies, the Group developed innovative technology which covers all bands. Together with its production of UWB antennas products, will provide a further significant boost to the Group's future development.
05/06/08Predicting the Future Triumph of Clearwire's $14 Billion Broadband Wireless Network
Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced Wednesday that the companies will combine their broadband wireless units to create a $14.55 billion mobile wireless communications company to provide internet access, phone service, movies, games and a variety of other broadband wireless data services. The new company, which will retain Clearwire's name, will continue developing a mobile network based on WiMax technology, which promises much faster speeds than the latest 3g cellular networks.
03/10/08MobileMonday Toronto Returns With "Mobile Moguls Looking for Money"
MobileMonday Toronto, the mobile industry networking group, will hold their second annual Venture Capital panel, with prospective mobile entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to some of Canada's leading Venture Capital companies.
03/04/08Ultrawideband Broadband Wireless Chipset Manufacturer Secures $24 Million in Funding
Wisair, a leading provider of single-chip based Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) solutions, announced that it has secured $24 million in its latest round of funding. The financing included four new international investors and was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), a US-based private equity fund investing in growth capital and late stage venture opportunities. SGE was joined by European-based Advent Venture Partners, Bridge Capital Fund of Japan (an affiliate of Nikko Antfactory), and Yasuda Ventures. Existing Wisair investors also participated, and included Apax Partners, Broadcom, Intel Capital, Vertex, and Zisapel brothers from the RAD group.
02/25/08Ekahau Increases Power of Wi-Fi RTLS Positioning Engine
Ekahau Inc. announced the immediate availability of Ekahau Positioning Engine (EPE) 4.2, which improves the solution's ability to deliver unmatched, standards-based location accuracy, speed and savings to the Wi-Fi based RTLS market and application developers. EPE 4.2 is the foundation for Ekahau RTLS, the only comprehensive turn-key RTLS system that can be installed over any brand or generation of Wi-Fi infrastructure. Ekahau RTLS is a software solution that supports location tracking with room-level or better accuracy using only the existing Wi-Fi network. It does not require additional chokepoints, UWB antennas or other proprietary infrastructure, as is the case with many other RTLS systems.
01/17/08Ultrawideband Internal Planar Broadband Wireless Antennas Offer High Gain and Low Profile for High-Speed, Short-Range Data Communication Equipment
Pulse, a Technitrol Company (NYSE:TNL) introduces its ultra-wide band (UWB) family of high-gain, low-profile, internal planar antennas for high-speed, short-range data communication equipment. These antennas come in sizes that are optimized for applications currently using the UWB spectrum and create opportunities for additional applications on the UWB spectrum. Current applications include laptops, M2M devices, PDAs, smart phones, and high-definition multimedia interfaces (HDMIs) operating on the full 3.1-10.3 gigahertz (GHz) UWB spectrum. Pulse's UWB antennas enable high-speed wireless connection between devices.
01/07/08Westinghouse Digital and Pulse-LINK Unveil the World's First Ultrawideband Broadband Wireless HDTV at CES 2008
Westinghouse Digital Electronics, one of the top five LCD manufacturers in the U.S.(a), and Pulse ~ LINK, Inc., the UWB semiconductor performance leader, today introduced the world ' s first fully integrated wireless HDTV. The High Definition LCD TV, featuring Pulse ~ LINK ' s integrated CWave UWB Wireless HDMI technology, will be on display for the first time at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7-10.
12/26/07Bluetooth and Ultra-Wideband Expert Highlights 2008 Trends at CES
Colin Macnab, CEO of Artimi, will present market opportunities for Bluetooth and ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies during a wireless technology panel session at International CES 2008 in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2008.
12/17/07UltraWideband Rollout Continues Pace by Electing CSR to WiMedia Alliance Board
CSR (LSE: CSR) announced that Kristine Overlaur has been appointed to the board responsible for bringing UWB (Ultra Wideband) Bluetooth to the mass market, the WiMedia Alliance. The appointment underlines CSR's UWB technology for worldwide use in mobile phones and other battery powered portable devices, with single chip silicon available in H208 with volume ramping in 2009.
12/12/07Stonestreet One Achieves WiMedia's Ultrawideband Promoter Status
Stonestreet One, Inc. announced that it has become a promoter member of the WiMedia Alliance. As part of its promoter-level status, Stonestreet One also has joined the WiMedia Board of Directors.
12/11/07According to In-Stat Ultrawideband Beginning to Take Off
The market for Ultrawideband (UWB) silicon is finally beginning to take off in 2007, reports In-Stat. Though regulatory hurdles over UWB still persist worldwide, the first UWB-enabled notebook PCs have shipped this year from Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba, the high-tech market research firm says.
10/30/07WiMedia Alliance Certifies Alereon AL5000 Ultra Wideband Platform
Alereon, Inc., a leading Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology vendor, announced the WiMedia Alliance certification of Alereon's AL5000 platform as one of the first silicon products certified on WiMedia's Ultra Wideband (UWB) Common Radio Platform.
10/09/07WiMedia Alliance Certifies First Ultra-Wideband Products
The WiMedia Alliance announced the first silicon products certified on its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Common Radio Platform. A total of 12 platforms from WiMedia members Alereon, Inc., Artimi, Inc., Intel Corporation, Realtek Semiconductor Corporation, Staccato Communications, Tzero Technologies, WiQuest Communications and Wisair have successfully completed both phases of the Alliance's compliance and interoperability testing, paving the way for the introduction of WiMedia-based end-user devices in the personal computing, consumer electronics and mobile device markets.
10/09/07Wisair's Wireless USB Single Chip Achieves WiMedia Platform Certification
Wisair announced that its WSR601, CMOS single chip was awarded WiMedia platform certification. Covering both MAC and PHY layers, WiMedia certified platforms ensure interoperability and coexistence between products and serve as the foundation for Certified Wireless USB products. This follows upon the WSR601 chip successfully passing WiMedia Physical (PHY) layer compliance and interoperability tests and being designated as a registered PHY in the WiMedia integrators' list last month.
10/09/07Realtek's RTU7300 and RTU7105 Ultra-Wideband Controllers Achieve WiMedia Platform Certification
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW) announced that its RTU7300 ultra-wideband Media Access Controller (MAC) and RTU7105 single-chip combined ultra-wideband MAC and physical layer (PHY) solution have each achieved approval as WiMedia Certified Platforms, as part of the first set of platform certifications from the WiMedia Alliance.
08/15/07Wisair Bolsters Ultrawideband Management Team with Seasoned Semiconductor Veterans
Wisair, a leading provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions, announced that it has enhanced its management team with two seasoned managers from the wireless semiconductor industry. Ziv Azmanov joins the company as vice president of marketing and Tal Keren-zvi joins as the Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) vice president.
07/25/07Staccato's Single-Chip CMOS Ultra Wideband Solution Achieves Certification Milestones in US and Japanese Markets
Staccato Communications announced that its Ripcord product family has earned official FCC certification and Japan TELEC regulatory approval. By delivering FCC and TELEC standards-compliant devices, Staccato is able to advance the state of reference design kits with customer engagements and accelerate customer time-to-market in both the US and Japan. As Ripcord approaches the production cycle and prepares to undergo additional certification processes, it remains as proof that the single-chip, all-CMOS solution is not only possible, but offers the most competitive offering due to the inherent performance and cost advantages of a design based on only one chip.
06/25/07Pulse~LINK Asserts IP Rights Against Tzero Technologies for Patent Infringement
Pulse~LINK, Inc. announced that it has commenced federal litigation against Tzero Technologies of Sunnyvale, California, claiming infringement of Pulse~LINK's patented UWB communications technologies.
06/19/07Alereon Announces Industry's First 3.1-10.6 GHz World Wide Ultrawideband Solution
Alereon, Inc. announced its AL5000 Family, the first ultrawideband solution able to meet all regulatory requirements worldwide for applications based on Certified Wireless USB, Bluetooth and WiMedia. The initial products in the AL5000 Family include the AL5300 Dual Role Device Media Access Controller/BaseBand Processor (MAC/BBP) and the AL5100 RF Transceiver, both based upon and software compatible with the AL4000 Certified Wireless USB chipset, the only native device solution certified by the USB-Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
05/24/07Advanced Wireless Communications Continues to Provide a Comparative Study of Enabling Technologies for 4G
Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Advanced Wireless Communications: 4G Cognitive and Cooperative Broadband Technologies, 2nd Edition" to their offering.
05/23/07Motorola Flagship RF Switch Enables Wi-Fi Location Services, Enhanced Management and Security
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced several new enhancements to its flagship, enterprise-class RFS7000 RF Switch to support location services, management and security services. The RFS7000 can support Motorola and third- party vendor services, providing operational value to large businesses requiring a wireless LAN for their enterprise mobility needs.
05/08/07E-Band Communications Corp. Names Former Motorola and Ericsson Executive Bo Hedfors to Board of Directors
E-Band Communications Corp., a leading developer of multi-gigabit capacity wireless communication systems based on 70/80 GHz millimeter wave radio technology, announced the appointment of Bo Hedfors to the company's Board of Directors.
04/12/07Verigy and DELTA Microelectronics Team Up to Provide Final Testing for RF Applications in Europe
Verigy and Delta are collaborating to provide best-in-class engineering, ramp-up and final testing support, in Europe as well as in Asia and the U.S. DELTA has purchased two Verigy V93000 Pin Scale systems with RF capability, which will be used for engineering, characterization and volume test on wafer and in final test for high-performance RF applications such as Bluetooth, GSM, UWB, FireWire and W-LAN.
03/19/07Sybase Opens RFID Wireless Development Center in Singapore
Designed as a research and development hub for Sybase's industry leading mobile and wireless software solutions, the new Wireless Development Center will focus on developing new technologies in the areas of RFID, embedded software, and mobile middleware for the enterprise. This will include developing Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband Software Development Kits for mobile device manufacturers (OEM and ODMs.)
02/28/07EU Approves General Usage of Ubisense Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Active RFID Location System
A harmonizing decision of the European Commission has been adopted today outlining the mandatory conditions for the use of ultra-wideband (UWB) technology across the 27 member states of the European Union. UWB is a radio technology which sends low energy pulses across a wide spread of frequencies enabling high data rate communications, imaging of objects through walls and high precision location tracking
02/28/07X-Change Corporation Signs Wireless Distribution Agreement with Ubisense
X-Change Corporation (OTCBB: XCHC) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AirGATE Technologies, Inc., has signed a VAR (value added reseller) Agreement with Ubisense.
02/20/07What is the Best Way to Get FREE Exposure for WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Mesh Network Products and Services?
If you are a broadband wireless product vendor that is selling to wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) such as Wi-Fi hotspots, municipal wireless networks, WiMAX networks, public safety emergency first responders or even the 3G carriers that are now providing high-speed wireless Internet connections, we have the perfect opportunity for you to get some free exposure on the BWE site.
02/15/07Ecma Develops New 60 GHz Broadband Wireles Radio Standard for Short Range Gigabit Wireless Transfers
Ecma International is developing an International Standard for 60 GHz technology for very high data rate short range unlicensed communications aiming at bulk data transfer, high-definition multimedia streaming and wireless personal area networking applications.
01/10/07Alereon and Stonestreet One Announce Ultrawideband Mobile Solutions at CES
Alereon, Inc. and Stonestreet One, Inc. announced the industry's first wireless USB solution for Microsoft Windows Mobile and Windows CE embedded platforms.
01/10/07Stonestreet One Announces Ultrawideband Products at CES
The solution brings the power of Stonestreet One's advanced UltraSuite(TM) portfolio of UWB software services to WiMedia-based systems. This includes consumer devices and mobile electronics such as PDA's, smart phones, portable media players, and gaming systems which support compact flash (CF) and SDIO interfaces running Microsoft Windows Mobile Edition, Portable PC, Smartphone or embedded Windows CE platforms.
01/08/07Pulse~LINK Introduces First Ultrawideband Whole-Home Wireless Network Interactive HD Solution at CES-2007
Pulse~LINK will be introducing its CWave™ Whole-Home Interactive HD™ solution with demonstrations at numerous high-profile CES locations including booths and meeting rooms hosted by the High Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA), the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Texas Instruments, and Vivid Logic- in addition to Pulse~LINK’s booth #26621 in the TechHome TechZone, South Hall 2, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
12/15/06Market for Wireless Multimedia Networking to Exceed 50 Million Units by 2010
Industry adoption of next-generation specifications will provide a substantial boost to the market for wireless multimedia networking, prompting growth in excess of 50 million wireless network devices by 2010, according to "The Wireless Multimedia LAN: Requirements and Outlook." This new report from Parks Associates predicts that annual sales and shipments of wireless multimedia-capable devices, including home networking gears, personal computers, and fixed and mobile consumer electronics, will grow from 2.5 million units in 2006 to nearly 52 million units by year-end 2010, due in large part to standardization in the market.
12/15/06Pulselink to Rollout Ultrawideband for Whole-Home Distribution of HDTV and Multimedia Content in Q1 2007 at CES
A2E Technologies has partnered with Pulse~LINK Inc., provider of Whole-Home Interactive HDÔ semiconductor solutions, to facilitate design support for customers incorporating CWave Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology. Pulse~LINK’s rollout of CWave products, enabling unprecedented whole-home connectivity of HDTV and multimedia content, will begin Q1 2007.
12/15/06DS-OFDM Ultrawideband Modulation Technique Wins Approval from FCC
Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE) announced it has received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for its unique Ultra Wideband (UWB) DS-OFDM modulation scheme. This approval was granted without waiver restrictions that are currently being applied to the WiMedia Standard UWB technology.
12/13/06Stonestreet One Opens Asia Customer Center for Ultrawideband and Bluetooth Customer Support
Stonestreet One, Inc. announced the opening of its Taiwan customer development and sales support center. Located in Taipei, this new center will support a growing number of customers in the Asia-Pacific region who are designing wireless products using Stonestreet One's software and reference designs.
12/12/06Ultrawideband Vendors Receives $4 Million Investment from Samsung Ventures
Alereon, Inc., the ultrawideband (UWB) technology leader for mobile WiMedia and Wireless USB solutions, announced it has received a $4 million investment from Samsung Ventures’ strategic technologies investment fund.
12/11/06Research Report Identifies Key Drivers in the Ultra-Wideband Communications Industry
This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Advances in Ultra-Wideband Communications provides an overview of progress in ultra wideband technology along with key drivers, challenges, restraints, analysis of adoption factors. In addition to a technology overview, Frost & Sullivans expert analysts comprehensively identify the needs, evaluate the benefits, and analyze the future trends of this emerging wireless technology.
12/04/06Alereon Ultrawideband Radio Platform Above 6 GHz
Alereon, Inc. announced its support for the USB Implementers Forum's (USB-IF) plan to add support for ultrawideband (UWB) frequencies above 6 GHz in the Wireless USB specification in 2007. The extended specifications will expand the current options for manufacturers in specific geographic regions and better utilize the total available spectrum allocated for UWB.
12/01/06Ultrawideband Vendors Secures Official WiMedia PHY Registration for UWB Chipsets
Staccato Communications announced the completion of the WiMedia Alliance's official interoperation and compatibility testing of their single-chip, all-CMOS Ripcord product family. As a result of passing all test requirements, Staccato's Ripcord PHY has officially been "registered" and declared ready as a foundational subcomponent of a complete WiMedia and Certified Wireless USB system.
11/30/06Tektronix Extends Industry-First Software for Ultra Wideband (UWB) WiMedia Radios
UWB wireless technology promises a data transfer rate beyond 1Gbps to meet the demand of data-intensive future applications. With the Tektronix UWB WiMedia2 application, engineers will be able to design, debug, and validate performance of WiMedia Ultra Wideband radios used in Certified Wireless USB, WiNet and High Speed Bluetooth consumer electronics.
10/25/06WiQuest's Wireless USB External Adapter is First to Earn FCC Certification
WiQuest Communications, Inc. announced that its wireless USB external adapter has been approved by the FCC. This makes it the first commercial product, based on the Certified Wireless USB specification from the USB Implementers Forum, to earn FCC certification for both outdoor and indoor use, reinforcing WiQuest's time-to-market leadership.
10/15/06UWB Generator 320 - Versatile Wireless USB Host and Device Emulator
Saelig Co. Inc. announces UWB Generator 320 - the world's first frame generator for WiMedia Ultrawideband and Certified Wireless USB protocols. It helps verify product and component reliability by generating reproducible traffic, timing and error scenarios.
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08/02/06Examine Established Technologies and Protocols Specifically Applicable to the Wireless Connectivity Sector
This market report analyzes and forecasts the global market for wireless connectivity technologies. The report includes a thorough evaluation of emerging wireless connectivity technologies including UWB, Bluetooth, and IEEE 802.11n. Analysis includes an assessment of market by UWB protocol (e.g. DS-UWB from Freescale, CW-UWB from PulseLink, and MB-OFDM UWB from the WiMedia Alliance). Included is analysis of the WiMedia Alliance, wireless USB, the UWB Forum.
07/28/06View Global & Regional Market Trends & Forecasts for the Wireless Connectivity Industry
The report analyzes and forecasts the global market for wireless connectivity technologies. The report includes a thorough evaluation of emerging wireless connectivity technologies including UWB, Bluetooth, and IEEE 802.11n. Analysis includes an assessment of market by UWB protocol (e.g. DS-UWB from Freescale, CW-UWB from PulseLink, and MB-OFDM UWB from the WiMedia Alliance). Included is analysis of the WiMedia Alliance, wireless USB, the UWB Forum.
07/28/06WJ Communications to Web Cast Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results on Tuesday, August 1, 2006
WJ Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) solutions serving multiple markets targeting wireless communications, RF identification (RFID), WiMax, and broadband cable. WJ addresses the RF challenges in these multiple markets with its highly reliable amplifiers, mixers, RF integrated circuits (RFICs), RFID reader modules, chipsets, and multi-chip (MCM) modules.
07/21/06Ultra Bluetooth Now Running over Ultrawideband (UWB) Is Expected to Ship in Products in 2008
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Bluetooth 2006: Mobile Phones & Headsets Driving the Market to New Heights to their offering.
06/23/06Staccato Communications Announces Partner Program
Staccato Communications, an Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology pioneer and Certified Wireless USB leader, announced its Team Staccato Partner Program with 14 initial partners
06/23/06Tzero Unveils the Industry’s First Wireless Solution that Delivers Broadcast-Quality Video
Delivering on the promise of a completely “wire-free home,” Tzero Technologies introduced the industry’s first and highest-performing solution that delivers broadcast-quality video over wireless networks
06/22/06Pulse~LINK Signs with Nagase for UWB Distribution in Japan
Pulse~LINK, Inc., developer of high data rate Ultra Wideband (UWB) communications technologies, announced that it has signed with Nagase & Co, Ltd., a leading technology oriented distribution and marketing company based in Tokyo, as its official distributor for Japan
06/17/06Conterra Ultra Broadband Redirects Time Tested Microwave Frequencies for Last Mile Transport Service
Conterra Ultra Broadband, a national provider of broadband network transport services, today introduced digital microwave networks as an affordable broadband solution for organizations without access to ‘last mile’ fiber
06/15/06Laird Technologies Introduces Small-Format, In-Building Wireless Antenna that Supports Wideband Coverage From 800 MHz
Laird Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management, telematics and antenna solutions, introduced its UltraSphere CAF 94895, a micro-miniature, low profile, in-building wireless antenna that provides as high as 3.6 dBi gain and operates over the wideband frequency range of 800 MHz to 2.4 GHz enabling six different technologies (AMPS, GSM, PCS, DCS, UMTS and Wi-Fi) to radiate through a single antenna device
06/07/06AboCom Chooses Staccato Communications’ Ripcord Solution Based on Certified Wireless USB for PC Products
Staccato Communications announced that AboCom, a leading embedded WLAN solutions original design manufacturer (ODM), has chosen Staccato’s Ripcord family of single-chip, all-CMOS solutions based upon Certified Wireless USB for its PC dongle and hub products
06/07/06Wisair’s Second Generation Hub, Based On Certified Wireless USB, Offers 2X Greater Performance
Wisair, a provider of WiMedia-based ultra-wideband (UWB) chipset solutions, today introduced its second generation Hub reference design, based on Certified Wireless USB
06/06/06Leading Wireless OEM Manufacturer Cellink Selects Staccato Communications' Ripcord Solutions
Cellink, a global manufacturer of RF and Bluetooth wireless products based in Taiwan, has selected Staccato Communications' Ripcord family of single-chip, all-CMOS solutions for its PC dongle and hub products based upon Certified Wireless USB
05/27/06Vyyo Execs to Address Cable and Wireless Access Solutions at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Investor Event
Vyyo Inc. (Nasdaq: VYYO), a global supplier of broadband access equipment for cable and private wireless broadband network solutions, announced that Davidi Gilo, chairman and CEO, and Steve Santamaria, senior vice president and general manager, business services, will deliver an overview of the company and its products at the annual Growth Conference hosted by Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. on Wednesday, May 31 at 3:45 p.m
05/25/06Tzero and Tektronix Establish Ultra Wideband Wireless Testing Gold Standard
Tzero Technologies announced that it is working with Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation to establish a gold standard for ultra wideband (UWB) testing
05/19/06Wireless Leader Helps Shape the Future for UWB
CSR plc (LSE: CSR.L) announced it has been appointed to the WiMedia Alliance Advisory Board. In this capacity, Kristine Overlaur, CSR's Technical Marketing Manager for North America, will attend the WiMedia Alliance Board of Directors (BoD) meetings, and bring to the table the company's experience to contribute to the evolution of the WiMedia Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology
05/05/06Pulse~LINK Debuts CWave Gigabit UWB Chipset at CONNECTIONS Digital Home Conference
Pulse~LINK, Inc. announced the launch of its complete CWave UWB solution for unprecedented whole-home distribution of HDTV content, high quality multi-channel audio and high-speed data across in-home coax and wireless networks
05/05/06Alereon Selects Dr. David Shoemaker as VP of Engineering and Operations
Alereon, Inc., a provider of complete solutions for WiMedia ultrawideband (UWB) applications, announced it has selected Dr. David Shoemaker as vice president of engineering and operations
04/29/06EE Times Names WiQuest to Its 60 Emerging Startups List
WiQuest Communications, Inc. a fabless semiconductor company developing complete Ultrawideband (UWB) solutions, has been named to The EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list in recognition of the company's compelling technology and financial strength
04/28/06BWE Releases New Wireless ISP Training Course Schedule
All BWE class instructors are seasoned wireless RF engineers that have years of experience in building broadband wireless networks. BWE's classes are designed to give attendees a real world view of broadband wireless principles, equipment selection guidelines, and examples of what you should and should not do in order to build a carrier class broadband wireless data system.
04/27/06Wisair Pushing UWB to Very High Data Rates via PULSERS Phase II Research Project
Wisair, a provider of WiMedia Ultra Wideband (UWB) chipset solutions based on Certified Wireless USB, announced that it is leading the orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) Very High Data Rate (> 1 Gbps) work package for the PULSERS Phase II (Pervasive Ultra-wideband Low Spectral Energy Radio Systems Phase II) Research Project
03/31/06BWE Needs Your Advertising Support
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03/30/06Alereon Formally Supports Bluetooth SIG Acceptance of WiMedia Alliance UWB Radio
Alereon, Inc., the foremost provider of complete solutions for WiMedia ultrawideband (UWB) applications, announced its support of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in its official acceptance of the WiMedia Alliance’s UWB radio platform for next generation Bluetooth applications
03/29/06Bluetooth SIG Selects WiMedia Alliance Ultra-Wideband Technology for High Speed Bluetooth Applications
The Bluetooth SIG announced its selection of the WiMedia Alliance multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) version of ultra-wideband (UWB) for integration with current Bluetooth wireless technology, thus taking the next step in its plan to create a version of the globally popular Bluetooth wireless technology with a high speed/high data rate option
03/28/06ARM Technology to be Used in Development of UWB Technology-Enabled Consumer Devices and Network Systems
ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)] announced that industry-leading UWB chip and hardware companies Alereon, Focus Enhancements, Mindtree Consulting, Pulse~LINK and Staccato Communications are integrating ARM9 family microprocessor technology in their upcoming networking and consumer device products
03/17/06Artimi Successfully Completed Preliminary Interoperability Testing with Intel's Peripheral Development Kit
Artimi Inc., the single chip Ultra Wideband (UWB) semiconductor company developing low power WiMedia-based complete systems solutions for Certified Wireless USB applications, announced its WiMedia MAC has successfully completed preliminary interoperability testing with Intel's PDK
03/17/06WiQuest Unveils New Wireless PCI Express Mini Card Based on Certified Wireless USB
WiQuest Communications, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company developing complete WiMedia-based Ultrawideband (UWB) solutions, announced availability of its third reference design kit that provides breakthrough wireless performance with standard WiMedia data rates from 53 Mbps to 480 Mbps
03/14/06Focus Enhancements Tapes-Out Digital Chip for Talaria Ultra Wideband Technology Chipset
Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, has taped out the second chip of its two-part Talaria; Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology chipset solution
03/14/06LeCroy Announces Interchangeable Radio for its WiMedia Ultra-Wideband Protocol Analysis Platform
LeCroy Corporation, a supplier of oscilloscopes and serial data test solutions, today demonstrated its continued support for the emerging WiMedia Ultra-Wideband standard with its announcement that it will offer several alternate radios for its new UWBTracer protocol analyzer
03/03/06New Transparent, High Performance Wideband Antenna Enables Covert Electronic Surveillance
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. announces the new patent pending Tranztenna, a powerful, compact antenna system designed for covert intelligence gathering
02/21/06Bush Administration's Top Telecommunications Advisor Joins Perkins Coie
Perkins Coie announced that Michael D. Gallagher, the former Assistant Secretary of Commerce, and President Bush's principal advisor on telecommunications policy, has joined Perkins Coie as a Partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office
02/15/06Fractal Antenna Systems Awarded Patent For Wideband and RFID Antenna
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. announced that it has been granted a U.S. patent for its wideband and RFID antenna technology
02/10/06Fractal Antenna Systems Awarded Patent For Wideband and RFID Antenna
Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc. announced that it has been granted a U.S. patent for its wideband and RFID antenna technology
02/02/06Nortel, Huawei to Establish Joint Venture to Address Broadband Access Market
Nortel (NYSE/TSX: NT) and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei") announced they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intent to establish a joint venture for developing ultra broadband access solutions for markets around the world
01/27/06Wisair Secures $20 Million in C Round of Funding
Wisair, the leading provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions, announced the receipt of $20 million in its C series of funding
01/20/06Open Interface and Alereon First to Demonstrate 480 Mbps Bluetooth Over WiMedia Ultrawideband
Demonstrating the next step in the on-going evolution of wireless Personal Area Networking (PAN) functionality, Alereon hosted the industry’s first public demonstration of Bluetooth+WiMedia ultrawideband (UWB) operating smoothly together under an existing Bluetooth software stack
01/17/06Bluetooth Runs 500 Times Faster with UWB
Demonstrating the next step in the on-going evolution of wireless Personal Area Networking (PAN) functionality, Alereon is hosting the industry’s first public demonstration of Bluetooth+WiMedia ultrawideband (UWB) operating smoothly together under an existing Bluetooth software stack
12/13/05Wireless USB Hub Reference Design Released byWisair
Wisair announced it has released a Wireless Universal Serial Bus (WUSB) reference design, advancing the Ultra Wideband (UWB) industry
12/09/05Ecma International Releases UWB Standard Based on WiMedia UWB Radio Platform
The WiMedia Alliance announced that Ecma International's newly released standard for UWB technology is based on the WiMedia Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Common Radio Platform
12/09/05Pure Wireless in Las Vegas
Click Information Terminology Ltd, the UK-based publisher of Incisor, a magazine dedicated to short range wireless technology, will stage the first in an expanding program of events between the 5th and the 8th of January 2006
12/09/05Staccato Communications Launches European Operations
Staccato Communications, an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless technology company offering WiMedia-based Certified Wireless USB solutions, announced that it has launched its first European operation
12/02/05Ultrawideband Pioneer Appoints New Personnel for Commercialization of Ripcord Certified Wireless USB
Staccato Communications announced that it has appointed Dr. Leopold Bomer as Vice President of Solution Delivery and Robert Brand as Director of Software Development
12/02/05WiQuest Announces Industry's First Gigabit Ultrawideband Chipset
WiQuest Communications announced the availability of its WQST110 and WQST101 chipset, the industry's first commercially-available, high-performance silicon delivering wireless communication speeds up to one gigabit-per-second. Based on the WiMedia UWB physical layer (PHY) and media access controller (MAC) specifications, the WQST110 builds upon and extends the performance capabilities of UWB communications systems to a new level, providing a solid foundation for high-speed wireless cable-replacement applications.
11/18/05Staccato Communications Names Bob Sato as Japan Country Manager
Staccato Communications, an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless technology company specializing in Certified Wireless USB solutions, announced that it has named Bob Sato as Japan Country Manager and has opened the company's first international office in Japan
11/12/05Loea Partners With Endwave on 70/80 GHz Transceiver Development Program
Endwave Corporation (Nasdaq: ENWV), a provider of high-frequency RF modules for telecommunications networks, defense electronics, and homeland security systems, has partnered with Loea Corporation to design 71.0-86.0 GHz subsystems for use in Loea's mul
11/02/05WiMedia Alliance Hosts Ultra-Wideband Techzone at 2006 International CES
Members of the WiMedia Alliance will demonstrate the latest UWB applications during the UWB TechZone, to be held January 5-8, 2006, in Las Vegas
10/03/05FOCUS Enhancements Receives Silicon for Industry's First 880 Megabit per Second Ultra Wideband Chip
FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE) has received first silicon for its industry-leading, high-performance 880 megabit per second (Mbps) wireless Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip. The FOCUS Enhancements' analog/rf chip is the first chip of a two-part chipset
09/29/05Staccato Communications and Fujitsu Limited Announce Joint Marketing of Certified Wireless USB and UWB Products
Staccato Communications and Fujitsu Limited Announce Joint Marketing of Certified Wireless USB and UWB Products and Sales Agreement for Ripcord Family of UWB Products
09/28/05Stonestreet One Announces Ultrawideband Product Availability
Stonestreet One announced alpha availability of UltraSuite, its Windows XP solution for Ultrawideband (UWB) based technologies - Wireless USB Host Wire Adapter (WUSB HWA), WiMedia, and Beta WiNET. Initial versions of UltraSuite are now shipping to pre-rel
09/23/05Staccato Communications Appoints Ron Brandt as Vice President of Operations
Staccato Communications, an ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless technology pioneer, announced the appointment of Ronald F. Brandt to the position of Vice President of Operations.
09/23/05Wisair Demonstrates Ultrawideband Detect and Avoid Technology Illustrates Feasibility of UWB and Broadband Networks Coexistence
Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB solutions provider Wisair demonstrated detect and avoid technology at a CEPT Electronic Communications Committee meeting (ECC TG3) held in Copenhagen. The demonstration aimed to assist European and Japanese regulators
08/29/05Staccato Communications Applauds Adoption of Ultra-Wideband Emissions Policy by Japanese Ministry
Staccato Communications applauded the adoption of the ultra-wideband emissions policy by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). Staccato believes that the Ministry's specifications will provide fully adequate protection to
08/24/05Report Predicts DS-UWB Will Spur Economic Growth
West Technology Research Solutions LLC announced the availability of the Q3 release of the Wireless Connectivity market study finding Freescale DS-UWB capable of spurring significant economic growth. DS-UWB is a wireless RF technology that promises to
08/23/05Wisair Announces Ultra Wideband Host Dongle Reference Design
Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wisair announced a UWB host dongle reference design enabling peer-to-peer UWB data connectivity between PCs and/or notebooks. Featuring a low-BOM cost, the Wisair new reference design helps consumer electronics and peripheral
08/19/05Wisair Awarded FCC Certification for its Ultra Wideband Solution
The First WiMedia MB-OFDM Product to Receive FCC Certification
08/18/05WiMedia Alliance MB-OFDM UWB Platform in Review by Global Standards Body
The WiMedia Alliance announced that it is now working with Ecma International to establish the WiMedia multiband orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) ultra-wideband (UWB) radio platform as the global UWB standard.
08/17/05Paul Mockapetris Joins Staccato Communications' Advisory Board
Staccato Communications announced that Paul Mockapetris has become a member of the company's advisory board. Wireless USB is the first large volume market to adopt and take advantage of UWB technology, but Internet Protocol (IP) is also quickly emerging
07/13/05Wisair Releases New UWB Chipset Solution for Wireless USB Applications with the Launch of the 531 Baseband Chip
Ultra Wide Band (UWB) solutions leader Wisair became the first company to introduce a WiMedia standard UWB chipset solution, with the release of its 531 UWB Baseband chip.
07/06/05Mimix Broadband, Inc. Introduces 18 to 50 GHz GaAs MMIC Distributed Amplifier
Distributed Amplifier Used in Wideband Military, Fiber Optic and Commercial Applications
06/24/05HDTV Cuts the Wires with Ultrawideband Radio
Haier Corp and Freescale Semiconductor have achieved a critical milestone for wireless home entertainment systems and showcased the first ultrawideband (UWB)-enabled LCD high definition television (HDTV) and digital media server at the Freescale
06/09/05FOCUS Enhancements Tapes-Out Industry's First 880 Megabit per Second Ultra Wideband Chip
FOCUS Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE) announced the taping-out of the industry's first high performance, 880 megabit per second (Mbps) wireless Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip. The initial tape-out of its analog/rf chip is the first of its two-part chipset so
06/08/05TDK Corporation Launches UWB Integrated Test System for UWB Device Evaluation and Measurement
TDK Corporation (NYSE:TDK) announces the availability of a total solution integrated UWB evaluation and measurement system. Sales of this new system will start in both Japan and the United States in June 2005.
06/02/05Cygnus Communications, Inc. Completes Acquisition of SiWorks, Inc.
Cygnus Communications, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of SiWorks, Inc., a leading provider of Wireless Semiconductor Intellectual Property (WSIP) for IEEE-802.16d, UWB-MBOA, and IEEE-802.11a/b/g products, located in Calgary, Alberta,
06/01/05Artimi Announces World's First Complete Single Chip Ultra Wideband Solution
RTMI-100 Single Chip UWB Solution includes Radio, PHY, MAC, I/O and Applications Processor in One Semiconductor Device
05/26/05Artimi Appoints Colin Macnab CEO
Former Atheros Executive Joins Single Chip Ultra Wideband Systems Semiconductor Company
05/26/05Turbo Code Optimization Service Speeds Time to Market for Advanced Wireless Systems
Cambridge Consultants has developed a powerful software program that demystifies and accelerates the selection of turbo codes for wireless communication systems.
05/10/05Alereon CEO To Discuss Wireless Home Networking at Connections Conference; Eric Broockman to Discuss Next Generation Wireless Solutions
5/10/05 - Alereon, a leading fabless semiconductor company developing wireless solutions for the Ultrawideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (W-USB) markets, announced that CEO Eric Broockman will participate in a special discussion of different wireless data
04/30/05WiMedia Alliance Introduces Microsoft as Newest Promoter Member
4/30/05 - The WiMedia Alliance, recently united with the MultiBand OFDM Alliance Special Interest Group (MBOA-SIG), announced that Microsoft Corp. has joined the organization as a promoter member. Microsoft is the first software company to participate at
04/29/05Wireless Broadband: the Future Around the Corner
4/29/05 - Wi-Fi and 3G wireless are available in many countries around the world, while WiMaX and UWB, which have yet to hit the market, are already being heavily hyped. But it is too soon to say that WiMaX will wipe out 3G wireless (or vice versa).
04/15/05Wireless Broadband: the Future Around the Corner
4/15/05 - Research and Markets has announced the addition of Wireless Broadband: the Future Around the Corner to their offering.
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