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  • The Ultra-Platform for Wireless Multimedia
  • Ultra-Wideband (UWB) at a Glance
    • Regulated in the US since February 2002
    • UWB is available spectrum, not a specific technology
    • 7,500MHz of unlicensed spectrum
    • First regulation ever that allows spectrum sharing: low emission limit (-41.3dBm/MHz EIRP) doesn’t cause harmful interference
    • Transmitters need to occupy at least 500MHz all the time
    • UWB devices are NOT defined as impulse radios or by any specific modulation
    • Enough spectrum to reach much higher data rates than in the ISM band (83.5MHz at 2.4GHz) or the U-NII bands (300MHz at 5GHz)
    • Optimized for short-distances applications
    FCC regulations
  • UWB Qualities
    • UWB is wireless personal area networking (WPAN) technology
    • for transmitting data
      • Quickly
      • Cost-effectively
      • With low power consumption
    Range (m) Data Networking 802.11a/b/g/n .11n promises 100Mbps @ 100m Quality of service, streaming Room-range High-definition UWB Bluetooth UWB Short Distance Fast download 110Mbps @ 10m 480Mbps @ 2m 200Mbps @ 4m Data Rate (Mbps) 1000 100 10 1 1 10 100 Source: Texas Instruments
  • What Problem Does UWB Solve?
    • The Customer’s Frustration with Cables:
    • Tangle of cables in our Homes and Offices
    • Ever increasing file sizes of content to be downloaded and enjoyed by Consumers
    • Consumers don’t want to wait long for a file to transfer
    • User Models limited by the use of Cables
    • Customers to-day prefer Wireless
    • UWB is more than a Cable replacement technology
    • Create new User Models and product opportunities not possible today with cables
    • BUT…..MUST Match the Security of cables
    • MUST be easy to use
  • The Vision: Creating new User Models and Product opportunities Personal Wireless Storage/Wallet Photo & Video Clip Display Photo Printer SHARE and EXCHANGE Create New User Models not possible in the Cabled World Connecting PC, CE and Mobile Segments Multi Channel Speakers In Car Media center & video Share video clips Music & Photos Media Center
  • The Model that Consumers Expect
    • Compatible and Interoperable out of the box
    • Many suppliers supporting a Common Standard at all levels of the ecosystem
    Buy it Plug it in Use it…Easily!
  • History of Ultra-Wideband
    • Four years of public debate before FCC issues approval
    • Four years of standards debates in IEEE yield two competing approaches
    • Majority of competing approaches align into single standard: Multiband OFDM (MB-OFDM)
    Multiband Coalition Forms First WiMedia Products Introduced Approval for Unlicensed UWB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Notice of Inquiry Multiband Coalition Becomes Announces Formation of SIG and Merge Forms Approval of MBOA Waiver Request Proposal Reviewed by Ecma Standards based on WiMedia UWB Released
  • Industry’s First Commercial UWB Standards
    • Released by Ecma International
      • ECMA-368
        • Defines Physical (PHY) and Media Access Control (MAC) layers for a decentralized, complex system
        • Employs the unlicensed 3.1 to 10.6 GHz UWB spectrum
        • Mandates support of at least 53.3, 106.7 and 200 Mb/s to ensure a reasonable consumer experience
      • ECMA-369
        • Defines the ECMA-368 companion interface specification
        • Enables interconnectivity for separate implementations of ECMA-368 PHY and MAC layers
    • Currently applies to U.S. only
  • Ecma Standards Industry Benefits
    • Establishing a single, global, interoperable UWB standard
      • Setting a precedence for other regions to consider when developing UWB regulations
      • Alleviating obstacles caused by a defragmented industry with varying proprietary UWB radios
      • Enabling consumers to choose devices based on functionality and brand instead of requiring consumers to learn/understand various, incompatible UWB radios
      • Building the market opportunity
  • What is Ecma International?
    • Launched in 1961, non-profit industry association
    • Develops standards for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Consumer Electronics (CE)
    • Pioneer of “fast tracking” specifications through the global standardization process
    • Strong ties to ISO, ISO/IEC and ETSI
    • Example notable standards include:
      • Near field communication
      • DVD interchange
      • Various scripting languages
  • WiMedia Alliance & Ecma International
    • WiMedia Alliance is not a partner/member of Ecma International or vice versa.
      • Several individuals who are active members of the WiMedia Alliance are also active members of Ecma International (referred to as “shared members”).
    • Ecma International’s UWB work precedes shared members’ contributions.
    • Shared members and Ecma International engineers devising UWB standards began collaborating in early 2005.
      • August 2005 marked review period of final UWB standards proposals.
      • Standards based on WiMedia UWB specifications.
  • Next Steps Regarding Standardization
    • Adopt Ecma International standards ECMA-368 & ECMA-369
    • Shared members continue working with Ecma International to bring ECMA-368 and ECMA-369 through ISO process
    • Finalize certification and interoperability program supporting ECMA-368 and ECMA-369
    • Continue liaising with various regional regulatory bodies
  • About WiMedia Alliance The leading global organization driving industry-wide activities for the development and adoption of high speed WPAN solutions using UWB technology.
  • About WiMedia Alliance
    • Established in 2002
    • Dedicated to promoting the pervasiveness of UWB technology into the CE, PC and mobile markets
    • Develops and adopts open, standards-based specifications for connecting wireless multimedia devices
    • Merged with the MultiBand OFDM Alliance Special Interest Group on March 3, 2005
    • Consists of the original IEEE UWB authors and many other contributors
  • WiMedia Alliance Objectives
    • Promote and enable the rapid adoption and standardization of UWB worldwide
    • Promote worldwide UWB spectrum regulations
    • Maintain a neutral and open forum for the establishment of requirements, specifications and best practices
  • Top Industry Support
    • Promoter Members
  • WiMedia Alliance Membership*
    • Aalborg University - Communications Dept.
    • Adamya Computing Technologies Pvt., Ltd.
    • Adaptive Labs, Inc.
    • Adimos
    • Advance Data Technology Corporation
    • Advanced Resources Corporation
    • Advantest Corporation
    • Agere Systems
    • Alcor Micro, Corp.
    • Alereon, Inc.
    • Allion Computer Inc.
    • A-Logics
    • Alpha Networks, Inc.
    • Analog Devices
    • Artimi Inc.
    • Asahi Glass Company Co., Ltd.
    • Blind Creek Associates
    • Blue7 Communications
    • Broadcom Corporation
    • BroadVision Technologies Inc.
    • Cambridge Consultants
    • Cambridge Silicon Radio, Plc
    • Canon Inc.
    • Catalyst Enterprises, Inc.
    • CCI Security Group
    • Cellink Co. Ltd.
    • Centre for Wireless Communications
    • Centro de Tecnologia de las Comunicaciones S.A. (CETECOM)
    • Clasma Events, Inc.
    • Comit Systems, Inc.
    • ComNets, Chair of Communication Networks, RWTH Aachen University
    • Comscient Group
    • Concentric Technology Solutions, Inc.
    • Concrete Logic
    • Creative Labs, Inc.
    • Datang Microelectronics Technology Ltd.
    • Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan
    • Ellisys sarl
    • ESRD of CSIST
    • ETRI Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    * 178 Members as of December 2005
  • WiMedia Alliance Membership
    • ETS Product Service (USA), Inc.
    • Extended Systems of Idaho, Inc.
    • Faraday Technology Corporation
    • FDK Corporation
    • Flipr Networks
    • FOCUS Enhancements, Inc.
    • Fractus
    • Fuji Electric Device Technology Co., Ltd.
    • Fujitsu Limited
    • GCTIberica
    • General Atomics
    • Globalintech Inc.
    • Guardian Technologies Pty Ltd
    • HCL Technologies Ltd
    • HelloSoft, Inc.
    • Hewlett-Packard Company
    • Himico Solutions, Inc.
    • Hitachi, Ltd. Ubiquitous Platform Systems R&D Laboratory
    • Homer Technology, Inc
    • Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of EEE
    • Horner Networks, LLC
    • Icron Technologies Corporation
    • Industrial Technology Research Institute
    • Infineon Technologies NA
    • Infinite Data Storage Ltd
    • Infinite Data Storage Ltd
    • Institute for Infocomm Research
    • Institute for Information Industry
    • Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
    • Intel Corporation
    • Interactive Homes, Inc.
    • ITI Techmedia Limited
    • J&S Telecoms Int.
    • J.D. Taylor Associates
    • J3 Engineering
    • Jabil Circuit
    • KETI (Korea Electronics Technology Institute)
    • Kodak
    • Konica Minolta Technology, U.S.A.
  • WiMedia Alliance Membership
    • La Salle
    • LeCroy Corporation
    • LG Electronics, Inc.
    • Lite-On Technology Corp.
    • LittleAt Pte Ltd.
    • LSI Logic Corporation
    • LucidPORT
    • MCCI
    • MET Laboratories
    • MewTel Technology Inc.
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • MindTree Consulting PVT. LTD
    • MIPS Technologies, Inc.
    • MITAC International Corporation
    • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    • MLWizard
    • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    • NEC Electronics Corporation
    • NeoView Technology Inc
    • Netplan A/S
    • Nokia Corporation
    • NTT MCL, Inc.
    • NVIDIA Corporation
    • Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    • Olympus Communication Technology of America
    • Omron Corporation
    • Open Interface North America, Inc.
    • OrangeWare Corporation
    • PeerLink Corp.
    • Philips
    • Phison Electronics Corp.
    • Pinpoint Technologies, Inc.
    • PMTC
    • Progress Software
    • Q3 Wireless Inc
    • Raritan Computer, Inc.
    • Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    • Redpine Signals, Inc.
    • RF Micro Devices, Inc.
  • WiMedia Alliance Membership
    • Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    • Rohde & Schwarz
    • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    • Seiko Epson Corp.
    • SGS TAIWAN LTD
    • Sharp Laboratories of America
    • Silex Technology America, Inc.
    • Silicon Integrated Systems Corporation
    • SkillsUnited
    • Sony Corporation
    • Spansion
    • Staccato Communications
    • STMicroelectronics
    • Stonestreet One
    • Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.
    • Synopsys Inc.
    • Tadlys
    • TDK Corporation
    • Technische Universität München
    • TecStar Company, MACNICA, Inc.
    • Teknosarus Embedded Systems
    • Tektronix, Inc.
    • Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)
    • TES Electronic Solutions
    • Texas Instruments, Inc.
    • Thales Joint Systems
    • The Aerospace Corporation
    • The Ether Group
    • The Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
    • Toshiba Corporation
    • Transdimension
    • TRDA, Inc
    • TRLabs
    • TZero Technologies
    • University of Maryland
    • UMEC
    • Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
    • Universidad Publica de Navarra
    • University of Pretoria
  • WiMedia Alliance Membership
    • UnWiredConnect Technologies (P) Ltd.
    • USCredential
    • VIA Networking Technology
    • VinChip Systems
    • Virage Logic
    • Vistapex Technologies
    • WiLinx Corporation
    • WiMorph Communications Inc.
    • Winbond Electronics
    • Wionics Research - Realtek Group
    • Wipro Limited
    • WiQuest Communications
    • Wisair Ltd.
    • wiSight Mobility
    • wiSight, Inc.
    • Wisme, Inc.
    • XtremeRF
    • Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    • Membership growth rate of more than 220% since March 2005
  • WiMedia’s UWB Ecosystem
    • From Standardization to Products
    • Each critical element of the WiMedia UWB Ecosystem is represented by various WiMedia Alliance members.
      • Product testing tools
      • Certification testing programs
      • Interoperable silicon
      • Application-level support
      • Chipsets
      • Software
      • … and more
    WiMedia members are high-caliber, brand leaders in each field
  • WiMedia’s UWB Ecosystem
    • From Standardization to Products
    • Industry organization approach:
      • minimizes potential for bottlenecking the process
      • creates new market opportunities for all related industry players
    A competitive marketplace in which consumers will be able to choose from a variety of: Products Manufacturers Differentiating product functions End Result?
  • WiMedia Alliance Deliverables
    • PHY Specification
      • Published; Available to members
    • MAC Specification
      • Approaching review; Estimated delivery: Q4 2005
    • WiMCA Specification
      • Approaching review; Estimated delivery: Q4 2005
    • WiNET Specification
      • Approaching review; Estimated delivery: Q4 2005
    • Certification & Interoperability Program
      • Testing suites in development for WiMedia specification usage in WUSB & W1394 applications
      • Testing suites in development for wireless IP UWB technology stack
    • IP-based application profiles
  • OFDM is the UWB Solution
    • OFDM invented more than 40 years ago
    • OFDM a robust and PROVEN technology
    • OFDM adopted by important international standards:
      • Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) and VDSL services
      • Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB)
      • Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcast:       – DVB in Europe and ISDB in Japan
      • IEEE 802.11a/g, 802.16a, Power Line Networking (HomePlug)
    • OFDM variant recently won out over the CAP approach
    • Because OFDM is suitable for high data-rate systems, it is also being considered for the following standards:
      • Fourth-generation (4G) wireless services
      • IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.16 (WiMax) and IEEE 802.20
    MB-OFDM provides the best performance for the environments under which UWB-based applications will be operating.
  • PHY Specification
    • Data Rates
        • Rate selectable between 55 and 480 Mbps
        • Scalable for higher rates (beyond 1Gbps)
    • Power Consumption
        • Long battery life with low power consumption RX and TX modes
    • Cost
        • Implemented in standard semiconductor processes (CMOS)
        • Highly integrated single chip solution opportunities
    • Range
        • > 20 meters in AWGN
        • > 10 meters in dense multipath
    • Global Solution
        • Flexible band plan and use of OFDM subcarriers allows for “spectrum shaping” which can be used to meet worldwide regulatory requirements
    • Scalability
        • Tunable system for higher performance, lower cost and power consumption
    • Modulation
        • MultiBand OFDM with QPSK on subcarriers
        • Excellent performance in severe multipath
  • MAC Specification
    • Distributed channel access and distributed management of network resources
      • Ad-hoc mesh and peer-to-peer networking
      • No need of central controller
    • QoS support for:
      • Isochronous
      • Asynchronous traffic
    • Enabling mobility within the mesh without interruption of QoS transmissions
    • Supports simultaneous operating piconets (SoP)
    • Four levels of power saving for optimized system power consumption
    • Straight-forward design supports low-cost device implementations
  • PHY-MAC Interface Specification
    • Highlights:
    • Simple State Machine Model
      • Control Interface
      • Data Interface
      • CCA Interface
      • Register Interface
    • Synchronous I/F
    • Minimum # signal lines
    • Sleep & Active States
    • Flexible expression of frame exchange and IFS control
  • WiMedia UWB Platform PAL: Protocol Adaptation Layer WiMedia UWB Radio Platform &/or PAL PAL WiNET &/or &/or PAL IP MAC & Policies UWB PHY ( MB-OFDM)
  • Killer Applications
    • Virtual wireless multimedia connectivity
  • Certified Wireless USB Certification and Compliance
    • Only the WiMedia UWB Common Radio Platform is supported by Certified Wireless USB
    • Certified Wireless USB certification and compliance testing, and logo licensing will be done by USB Implementer’s Forum
    • WiMedia will provide test suite for USB-IF to test for PHY, MAC and WiMedia conformance.
    • Interoperability lab launched
  • Thank you