LitePoint, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, today announced it is the first test equipment vendor to join the FiRa Consortium, a brand new organization launched by industry leaders to facilitate the creation of an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) ecosystem so that new use cases for Fine-Ranging (FiRa) capabilities can thrive.
The FiRa Consortium’s mission is to create a broad ecosystem to develop specifications and a certification program to ensure interoperability among new FiRa devices and solutions. FiRa devices have the ability to tell the relative position of another device very accurately.
Applications for UWB include car locking systems, location tracking, and secure mobile payments. The safety and security aspects of the technology make specification and calibration validation extremely important.
As a leader in wireless testing, LitePoint has created the IQgig-UWB, which is the first fully integrated wireless testing solution for UWB technology. The test system offers complete physical-layer testing and calibration of devices enabled with UWB technology.
“LitePoint recognizes the exciting potential of UWB technology and is pleased to be an early member of the FiRa Consortium. LitePoint looks forward to working with our industry peers to help to enable successful UWB use cases,” said Adam Smith, Director of Product Marketing at LitePoint.
Other FiRa Consortium members include The ASSA ABLOY Group including HID Global and Bosch, NXP Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc., and Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA). To learn more about the FiRa Consortium, visit www.firaconsortium.org.
Technical Details The IQgig-UWB test platform offers complete physical-layer testing and calibration of devices enabled with UWB technology including IEEE 802.15.4z. The system makes Time of Flight (ToF) measurements with picosecond level accuracy and comprehensive transmitter and receiver testing with over 1 GHz of single-shot bandwidth and with receiver sensitivity testing down to -100 dBm. For more information, visit litepoint.com.
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