Frost & Sullivan Offers Briefing on Mobile Devices, Ultra Wideband

The Technical Insights practice at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2008 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on the North American mobile device market, to be held on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. PDT. The burgeoning rise in interaction among various mobile devices and the rapid increase in memory capacity of these devices have created a need for wireless technology that is capable of facilitating high speed data transfers between mobile devices while consuming very little power. Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology is a leading contender, as it has been designed for low-power, short-range, wireless personal area networks (WPANs).

UWB can free devices from wires, enabling wireless communication for transmission of audio, video, and other high-bandwidth digital content at high speeds while consuming very little power. It can enable data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbps at a total maximum transmit power of around 0.1 mW. This is significantly less than for comparable radios such as Bluetooth, which has a typical transmit power of between 10 and 100 mW. Backed by the WiMedia Alliance, UWB technology has garnered attention from mobile device manufacturers in the past few years and is slowly emerging as a strong competitor to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

This briefing will benefit companies considering entering the UWB technology market, wireless chipset manufacturers, mobile device manufacturers, and venture capitalists and other investors interested in UWB technology. Highlights of the briefing include an analysis of current trends pertaining to UWB technology and mobile devices, an overview of competing technologies, and an analysis of drivers, challenges and future trends of UWB technology.

“The growing interaction between mobile devices and the rise in memory capacity of devices such as mobile phones, Portable Media Players (PMPs), digital cameras and camcorders, smart phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) has led to an increased interest in UWB technology,” states Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Achyuthanandan Sampath. “UWB is capable of enabling wireless data transfers at speeds of more than 480 mega bits per second while consuming very little power. UWB is gaining a lot of mileage and is slowing being implemented in laptops and notebook PCs. It is anticipated to penetrate into PMPs and other small-sized mobile devices soon and could potentially dominate the mobile devices market once it is integrated in mobile phones.”

To participate, please email Stephanie Ochoa, Corporate Communications, at stephanie.ochoa@frost.com with the following information: your full name, title, company name, company telephone number, company email address, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a registration link will be emailed to you. You may also register to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

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