Intel's Ultrawideband Wireless Personal Area Network
Subject: General Tech | October 17, 2006 - 01:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's quite a mouthful, but Intel's WPAN is kind of like Bluetooth on steroids. You get 480Mbps at a range of 10 meters or less, but no further, and Intel refers to it as wireless USB. Tweaktown can give you more from the demo at IDF Taiwan.
"Although step forward several months, the UWB part of WPAN allows for amazing maximum throughput rates of up to 480Mbps (60 megabytes /
second) at a range of 10 meters or less (same as Bluetooth), which matches that of USB 2.0 - hence Intel are promoting WPAN as USB without
wires. At a range longer than 10 meters, Intel are recommending the upcoming 802.11n standard which has greater range than 802.11g by about
20 meters AND improves on throughput massively by offering up to 540Mbit/s compared to just 54Mbit/s offered by 802.11g."
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