Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ABI makes UWB picks

Market watcher ABI Research reported today that WiQuest, Alereon and Pulse~Link came out tops among ultrawideband suppliers when measured on a range of factors. All three offer physical layer, RF transceiver and media access controller silicon and the three are tops in numbers of announced design wins.

WiQuest leads the pack largely because it claims it has won sockets at Belkin, Dell, DLink, Lenovo and Toshiba, said ABI analyst Doug McEuen.

McEuen admits the outlook for UWB is not as rosy as when many of the startups were cropping up a few years back, in part because the goal of 480 Mbit/second devices is still elusive. "But its still quite a viable market," he added.

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