Indoor ultra-wideband positioning/locating kits, in distribution

Indoor ultra-wideband positioning/locating kits, in distribution

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By Graham Prophet

Irish company Decawave is a manufacturer of highly accurate, low-cost, low-power indoor positioning ICs and modules (see links below). Under the agreement Future Electronics is stocking production volumes of Decawave’s DW1000 wireless transceiver, an IEEE802.15.4-2011 Ultra-Wideband (UWB)-compliant device, and the DWM1000 module, which is based on the transceiver. Design engineers can also order the EVK1000 and TREK1000 Evaluation Kits from stock.


Future Electronics says it is expecting a high level of interest in Decawave’s DW1000 and DWM1000 products because they provide a ready-made solution for indoor positioning that is much more precise and accurate than the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-based alternatives: the Decawave system’s raw positioning output is accurate to ±10 cm in three dimensions.


Fabricated in a standard CMOS process, the DW1000 and DWM1000 offer low power consumption, comparable to that of a Bluetooth Low Energy transceiver, so that the Decawave solution is suitable for use in wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and in portable and battery-powered products.


Decawave technology is already in use in industrial, automotive and consumer applications. Future Electronics expects customers to find many novel uses for the ultra-accurate Decawave indoor positioning technology, including in:

• asset tracking in factories and hospitals

• autonomous vehicle guidance in factories and warehouses

• safety curtains around hazardous equipment

• drones

• guidance and position tracking for shoppers in retail stores




see also;

UWB CMOS IC combines indoor location and communication




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