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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications by Faranak Nekoogar

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5.3. Speed-to-Market Advantages

It is predicted that the overall adoption rate for UWB will be more than triple that for Wi-Fi due to the following reasons.

Leveraging Existing Standards

While 802.11 was created from the ground up (MAC, PHY, etc.), the 802.15.3a is based on an existing MAC from 802.15.3 and is targeted at products that already have completed upper layers (USB 2.0 and 1394).

Multi-Industry Momentum

The current industry organizations such as the MBOA and IEEE 15.3a groups include most of the leading PC, CE, and semiconductor companies who have mostly collaborated so far toward achieving a common standard.

Increasing Consumer Demand for Plug-and-Play Digital Content Storage

Both the PC and CE industries are focused on providing ...

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