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aiello 12/4/2012 | 11:42:24 PM
re: UWB Heavyweights Get Together Some authors of the Multiband OFDM proposal have responded to the concerns raised by some parties: 03274r0P802-15_TG3a-Multibanding-and-FCC-Compliance.doc
jacksullivan66 12/4/2012 | 11:42:23 PM
re: UWB Heavyweights Get Together Thanks Bob, very much, for drawing attention to the counter argument (I was unaware of the document you refer to when I wrote my previous comments). Best of luck to you and the others within the MBOA in securing final ratification in Sept. Thanks again for chiming in, and to helping present both sides of the debate...

ultravideo 12/4/2012 | 11:32:00 PM
re: UWB Heavyweights Get Together My experience with CE vendors is; expect a 1 year design-in cycle for a new technology. If samples are available end 2004, then retail products available to consumersGÇÖ end 2005.
jacksullivan66 12/4/2012 | 11:31:36 PM
re: UWB Heavyweights Get Together Generally - I'd agree with you. But in this case, I'm confident timeframes to market will be accelerated when compared to the final ratification date for the formal standard. Why?

Ultra wideband has been in development for years - it isn't a "new technology" that people are just now learning about. So there's alot of intellectual property and handson knowledge already out there.

Every major silicon manuf is watching the space closely, and has already spent significant time and investment on both research and commercial development implications. With demand already pent up from the CE manufs, silicon availability will be an important competitive factor - and should drive rapid adoption.

If you don't think there's already pent up demand and/or ongoing development of ultra wideband systems, just look at the CE companies who've already announced development deals pre-standards:

Philips / General Atomics (Jan 03)

Motorola / Xtreme Spectrum (Mar 03)

Samsung / Staccato (Aug 03)

The final standard may not be set until mid 2004, but early CE companies will have products ready and raring to go a few months after the draft standard is set - which should be by the end of this year. I may be a little bit aggressive, but I expect some early adopter UWB enabled CE products to emerge the 2nd half of 2004, with steady product releases to occur during all of 2005...
aqureshi 12/4/2012 | 11:27:19 PM
re: UWB Heavyweights Get Together Whats the deal with Samsung and UWB. A couple of days ago I saw the news that they have partnered with Staccato and today there was a news about them and Xtreme Spectrum. Whats going on???

Switching sides or what????
ultravideo 12/4/2012 | 11:21:06 PM
re: UWB Heavyweights Get Together It is common for major players to hedge their bets in the early market. Extreme may offer Samsung the opportunity to build demo products now, and Staccato offers Samsung first dibs on 'standards based' solution later.

This 'choice' sometimes backfires on everyone. Samsumg will hesitate to make volume commitments (a family of UWB capable consumer video products) until a clear technology winner is known.
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