SAN DIEGO, California -- Staccato Communications Inc. said Tuesday (August 12, 2003) that it has signed an agreement to develop ultra-wideband-based (UWB) technology and applications for wireless personal networking with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Samsung and Staccato intend to offer UWB solutions for consumer, mobile and computing applications over short distance at data rates up to 480-Mbit/s. The collaboration is to be based on multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technology, Staccato said.
"Samsung was among the very first companies to invest time, money and resources in ultra wideband," said Yong Suk Kim, UWB project manager, Samsung Electronics, in a statement from Staccato. "With our experience in building radios, in designing and manufacturing semiconductors, and with our presence in consumer electronics and personal computers, Samsung is in an excellent position to bring UWB products to market successfully."
"UWB is the most exciting wireless technology to come along in years, and Staccato has already built a wealth of expertise in the field," said Roberto Aiello, chief executive officer of Staccato, in the same statement.
Chipsets for the UWB wireless PAN would be made available in conjunction with emerging IEEE 802.15.3a standard, Staccato said.