Electronic Design

MAC Silicon, Reference Designs Support UWB

The Intel Wireless UWB Link 1480 MAC (media access controller) and reference designs for ultra-wideband host solutions allow independent hardware vendors, PC manufacturers, and device OEMs to create high-bandwidth, low-power wireless designs. These solutions are based on the Certified Wireless Universal Serial Bus specification from the USB Implementers Forum. They target applications in personal area network connectivity in the digital home and office.

The UWB host MAC silicon has been integrated with multiple third-party UWB physical layers, so customers have a choice of radio solutions in its host reference designs. The host solution allows concurrent operation of Certified USB and WiNet, and it has demonstrated interoperability with multiple device peripherals like cameras and printers. The solutions enable PCs, printers, and digital TVs with existing USB ports to be upgraded to support wireless personal connectivity through USB dongles and ExpressCards. Certified Wireless USB technology provides wireless access up to 480 Mbits/s within 3 m (9.9 ft.) or 110 Mbits/s within 10 m (33 ft.).


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