2021: The Year of UWB?

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By Andrew Zignani | 1Q 2021 | IN-6064


UWB Momentum Accelerates with Key Announcements


The last couple of years have laid the foundation for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) to become a mainstream wireless connectivity technology across a number of consumer and IoT applications over the next decade. ABI Research expects 2021 to be a critical juncture in UWB’s rollout and increased adoption thanks to wider chipset availability, adoption across multiple segments, and the formation of a strong UWB ecosystem across the whole supply chain. A number of key product and industry organization announcements in 2020 and early 2021 have demonstrated that UWB is here to stay, though a key question remains on where exactly the technology will build its strongest success.  

2021 to Build on 2020 Announcements Across Multiple Markets


  • UWB Industry Organizations: In June 2020, the UWB Alliance and FiRa Consortium announced a formal liaison to help accelerate the development and adoption of UWB technology, with the former focusing on regulation, and the latter on use case specifications, interoperability, and cert…

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