With more than 2 billion legacy wired USB connections in the world
today, USB is the de facto standard in the personal computing industry.
Soon, these same, fast, interoperable connections will become available
in the wireless world, with the introduction of Wireless USB from the
USB-IF. Wireless USB is the new wireless extension
to USB that combines the speed and security of wired
technology with the ease-of-use of wireless technology. Wireless
connectivity has enabled a mobile lifestyle filled with conveniences for
mobile computing users. Wireless USB
will support robust high-speed wireless connectivity by utilizing the
common WiMedia MB-OFDM Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio platform as developed
by the WiMedia Alliance.
UWB technology offers a solution for high bandwidth, low cost, low
power consumption, and physical size requirements of next-generation
consumer electronic devices.
- Wireless USB is the first high-speed wireless personal interconnect
technology to meet the needs of multimedia consumer electronics, PC
peripherals, and mobile devices.
- Wireless USB will preserve the functionality of wired USB while
also unwiring the cable connection and providing enhanced support for
streaming media CE devices and peripherals.
- Wireless USB performance is targeted at 480Mbps at 3
meters and 110Mbps at 10 meters.