|La WiMedia Alliance, a consortium of companies which supports Ultra-wideband technology, has just certified a first series of 12 platforms stemming from eight of its members: Alereon, Artimi, Intel, Realtek, Staccacto, Tzero, WiQuest and Wisair.
Certified circuits could be integrated into PCs and portable devices, enabling the latter to support Bluetooth 3.0 and Wireless USB. The Ultra-WideBand common radio platform implies transfer speeds of 60 MB /s from 2-3 meters and 14 MB /s from 10 meters, however, this will require the use of a large range of frequencies. The European Union, USA, Japan and South Korea have already approved UWB, while China, Canada and Singapore should take the same action before the end of the year. Frequencies may vary depending on the country.