News | January 5, 2005

Freescale Demonstrates UWB-Enabled Cell Phone

Las Vegas -- This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Freescale Semiconductor is demonstrating a number of wireless consumer products and prototypes using UWB, including a UWB-enabled cell phone. Using UWB, the cell phone connects wirelessly to a laptop and downloads MP3 files from the internet or photos taken with the phone.

"Only Freescale's UWB solutions are commercially available and FCC approved, paving the way for innovative products like those being shown this year in the Freescale booth and in our partner booths across the show floor," said Franz Fink, senior VP and general manager of Freescale's wireless business. "With consumer applications anticipated to be available later this year, Freescale's UWB solutions bring new functionality and opportunity to video, laptop and mobile products needing a high speed, low-cost wireless solution."

At CES, Freescale is showing UWB applications across mobile products, home theater products, and enterprise/office solutions featuring its UWB wireless chipset. For the first time, show-goers can expect to experience UWB on cell phones, high definition televisions (HDTVs), media blasters, and laptops, each demonstrating the wide range of applications benefiting from UWB. UWB is a wireless technology capable of full video transmission without cables. Freescale's commercial UWB chipset, the XS110, transmits multiple video streams and HDTV broadcasts, as well as photo, video, and data transfers.

Source: Freescale Semiconductor