UWB – is this technology dead?

UWB (Ultra Wide Band) is currently facing the very common ‘chicken/egg’ technology scenario. PC manufacturers (one of the key markets) want more enabled peripherals, such as docking stations, before they will commit to including the technology as standard in their PCs. Concurrently, PC peripheral manufacturers want high PC attach rates before they will integrate the technology into their own products.

This has a knock-on effect, meaning consumers do not want to pay a premium to include a technology which offers only a limited supporting ecosystem. In the medium term, this is an issue that looks set to be addressed by a combination of external dongles and by offering consumers the option of configured-to-order W-USB enabled products, as is currently the case with a number of notebook PC manufacturers.

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