|UWB cell phone demos at 3GSM|
Posted: 18-Feb-2005 [Source: Freescale]
[Freescale and Samsung demo UWB handset at 3GSM using Freescale's SX110 chipset which transmits multiple video streams, HDTV, as well as photo, video and data transfers.]
Austin, TX -- Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. demonstrated the world's first UWB-enabled Samsung cell phone at the 3GSM World Congress. The UWB-enabled cell phone that Samsung and Freescale demonstrated connects wirelessly to a laptop and downloads MP3 files from the Internet or photos taken with the phone.
Franz Fink, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale's wireless business says, "Ultra-Wideband offers a cost effective, easy way for consumers to wirelessly transfer data, images or audio from their phone to another source, such as a laptop."
In the demonstration, the Samsung camera phone is used to take a picture, which is transferred in under one second to a nearby laptop where the photo is automatically displayed, showcasing the ease of use for consumers. Additionally, MP3 audio files or data from the phone's address book can be selected and transferred directly to a laptop. These functions underscore the changing role of the cellular phone as new applications, such as cameras and video, require the ability for consumers to wirelessly connect their cell phone to other devices and transfer their data or images.
At 3GSM, Freescale highlighted a variety of cellular product and prototypes including the UWB-enabled cell phone featuring its UWB wireless chipset. 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.
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