It's not a matter of if, but when.
When you think in terms of the so-called wireless home with all of its CE gear communicating seamlessly over wireless links, you've also got to think about spectrum availability.
We're not just talking about one or two HDTVs herewe're talking about everything. Every DVD player, Blu-Ray device, and video-enabled cell phone as well as the HDTVs. And we're also talking about all the neighbors having the same bandwidth requirements.
UWB does have lots of potential. WirelessNetDesignline recently published two articles on technologies that show the potential.
Radiospire is the current leader. Wireless HD video: Raising the UWB throughput bar (again).
But Pulse-Link has promising technology as well. All Ultra-Wideband (UWB) systems are not created equal).
But the only place you'll find spectrum to spare is at 60 GHz. The IEEE has a 60GHz working group (802.11.15.3c) and when the WiMedia Alliance hit some bumps in the road a few months ago, it initiated a 60 GHz technology assessment.
According to Radiospire's founder, Dr. Tandhoni Rao, the road to 60 GHz is well worth traveling. The trip might take two to seven years. A lot of technology will be necessary to make it work, he says, and one of premier enablers will be forward error correction.
More on this later.