Intel takes Ultra Wideband to 220Mbps
Ultra Wideband radio has looked for a while like a really interesting technology. Now comes a report of what Intel have been doing with it. According to reporter Martyn Williams, “The prototype was demonstrated by Kevin Kahn, head of Intel’s communications and interconnect technology laboratory, as part of his keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Japan event, which ended Friday at Maihama just outside Tokyo”. The transmitter and receiver pair, which Kahn said were just out of the laboratory, achieved a sustained data rate of around 220M bps over a distance of about one meter for approximately 2 hours while on display on the IDF Japan stage. The data rate is more than double that of a system Intel showed in Japan a year ago: That system was working at 100M bps.”
So this is the next Bluetooth then?