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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications by Faranak Nekoogar

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5.12. Additional and Niche Markets

5.12.1. Cable TV

UWB is not limited to RF applications. Work is already under way to demonstrate UWB over coaxial cables. Because coax is a shielded media, FCC spectral restrictions do not apply. Early results suggest maximum data rates of 2 Gbps over 1500 to 2000 feet of cable and through repeaters. If successful, UWB could ride over the existing infrastructure, with data rates up to a few gigabits per second, without interfering with legacy connections. Work with twisted-pair (that becomes an antenna) demonstrates 10 Mbps to 30 Mbps over as much as 20,000 feet. Another application for UWB wireless LANs is cable TV distribution throughout the home. Executives note that the “Must Carry” directive by the FCC ...

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