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Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications by Faranak Nekoogar

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5.8. UWB in Consumer Electronics Devices

Because UWB is capable of handling multiple streams of digital video and multiple HDTV streams with a quality level equivalent to a wired system (at short ranges), many vendors are focusing on multimedia streaming applications of UWB. Potential applications include the transfer of digital content between devices in different entertainment and computing clusters in the home, such as DVRs, set-top boxes, televisions, and PC peripherals. Consumer wireless entertainment is viewed as the first large growth area for ultra-wideband technology, making up at least 75 percent of total UWB unit shipments by 2007.

UWB is the only wireless technology that is capable of handling multiple streams of digital video, such ...

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