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Samsung First Ultra-wideband Chipset Announced For Mobile and Automotive Devices

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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In a bid to enhance its leadership in communications technologies, the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, Samsung has today announced its first ultra-wideband chipset – the Exynos Connect U100 for mobile and automotive devices.

The new UWB solution offers exact distance and position data with single-digit centimeter accuracy and is designed for use in mobile, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

In addition, Samsung launched “Exynos Connect,” a new brand that unifies its short-range wireless communication solutions, including UWB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, which are crucial for enabling a world that is becoming more and more hyperconnected.

Samsung First Ultra-wideband Chipset – UWB

Fast data transmissions are possible with UWB, a short-range wireless communication method that uses a wide frequency spectrum and consumes little power. UWB is becoming more and more popular in a variety of businesses, including those that deal with remote payments, smart keys, smart homes, and smart factories, because of its capacity to gather extremely accurate spatial and directional data.

Samsung’s Exynos Connect U100 offers accuracy of single-digit centimeters and under five degrees by utilizing the time of arrival (ToA) and 3D angle of arrival (AoA) measurements. This makes it particularly helpful for applications like AR and VR that demand precise and real-time tracking of moving persons as well as for locating objects in difficult indoor conditions without GPS.

The U100 is perfect for usage in small devices because it combines radio frequency (RF), baseband, embedded Flash (eFlash) memory, and power management IP into a single chip.

Driving Innovation For Communication Solutions

The U100’s power-saving mode helps extend the battery life of IoT devices like smart tracking tags that run on batteries with low power capacity as well as mobile and automotive solutions. The U100 has a secure hardware encryption engine to thwart outside hacking in addition to a scrambled timestamp sequence (STS) function for reliable communication.

The FiRa Consortium, an industry-led non-profit organization that verifies UWB products for compliance with interoperability standards, has validated Samsung’s Exynos Connect U100.

Moreover, the U100 complies with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Digital Key Release 3.0 standard, which was created to store, authenticate, and exchange digital keys for automobiles. This enables smartphones with the U100 to securely share digital key information with automobiles.

“Our Exynos Connect U100 combines sophisticated ranging and positioning capabilities with strong security to enable hyper-connectivity between people and everyday objects, fueling a range of new applications in positioning and location tracking,” said Joonsuk Kim, Executive Vice President of the Connectivity Development Team at Samsung Electronics. “Building on our technology leadership in communications technologies, we are committed to driving innovation in short-range communication solutions to transform the way we connect and relate to the world around us.”

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