/Imec Showcases World’s First Sub-5mW, IEEE 802.15.4z Ultra-Wideband Transmitter Chip

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Imec Showcases World’s First Sub-5mW, IEEE 802.15.4z Ultra-Wideband Transmitter Chip

With a power budget that is ten times lower than UWB’s state-of-the-art, this transmitter lays the foundation of next-gen ultra-low-power and small form-factor UWB use-cases. This is achieved while complying with the technology’s stringent international spectral emission regulations.

Imec’s ‘Secure Proximity’ research program for secure and very high accuracy ranging technology development for UWB and Bluetooth welcomes industrial partners, covering the entire value chain. More info here.

Since January 2021, imec is a member of the FiRa consortium.

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Imec is a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, energy and education.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together more than 4,000 brilliant minds from almost 100 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, and offices in China, India and Japan. In 2019, imec's revenue (P&L) totalled 640 million euro.

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