NXP Semiconductors has been successful in establishing a secure ultra-wideband (UWB) technology as the global standard for fine-ranging and high-precision sensing at its annual developer’s conference.
NXP CEO, Kurt Sievers, demonstrates how ultra-wideband technology precisely tracks objects at NXP Connects 2020
“At NXP, we’re convinced that true innovation happens at the intersection of ecosystems. To accelerate the adoption of UWB and create meaningful new experiences, smart edge devices need to gain spatial awareness, whether it’s a smart phone, car, or different IoT device form factor,” said Rafael Sotomayor and EVP of BL Connectivity & Security with NXP. “Imagine the possibilities of moving through daily life with fewer barriers as devices anticipate our actions. Our new IoT ICs, combined with NXP’s connectivity portfolio, will help developers add dimensionality to devices and objects to make this vision possible.”
“With higher levels of accuracy in positioning capabilities along with increased data security compared to other RF technologies, UWB will significantly improve the hands-free access control user experience in places such as offices, hospitals, educational institutions, and homes,” said Ramesh Songukrishnasamy, HID Global, Senior Vice President and CTO. “Based on its fine-ranging capability, we also believe UWB will enable many new location-based services and device-to-device IoT applications both in consumer products and industrial applications.”
“At Yale, we’re constantly looking to make people’s lives more convenient while giving them the peace of mind of knowing their home is secured,” said Martin Huddart, Head, Smart Residential at ASSA ABLOY. “UWB is a rare technology that offers increased security but also allows for convenient hands-free entering and exiting the home. For our customers, it will be like having their doorman, so they never have to fumble with keys or their phones to open their doors and have the comfort of knowing it’s always locked when it needs to be. We see residential locks with UWB as a catalyst for wider market adoption of UWB technology and firmly believe that this is just the beginning.”
NXP Trimension is the new designated brand name for NXP’s proven UWB platform – spanning solutions designed for the specific needs of the automotive, mobile and IoT markets.