Wireless USB by Year End

Written by Jason Cundall

May 26, 2005 // 1:58 p.m.

Tags: #usb #uwb #wireless-usb #wireless-usb-by-year-end #wireless-usb-specification-completed

Wireless USB took a step forward yesterday when the W-USB Promoters Group announced that the specification was complete, and that devices could be available as soon as year end:

The announcement was made at the first Wireless USB Developers Conference, which ends today.

The spec will now be taken over by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for "certification, compliance testing, logo licensing and marketing for Wireless USB."

"Product development is currently underway," said Jeff Ravencraft, chairman of the Wireless USB Promoter Group, "with the first Wireless USB products expected to be available at the end of 2005."

Essentially an extension of the popular USB 1.1 and 2.0 desktop busses, Wireless USB is designed to be backwards compatible with existing wired USB hardware by adding external adapters.


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This tech has serious mod potential, as I'm sure you'll all agree - It'll give the modder complete flexibility over where USB devices are placed in a case - or anywhere outside, for that matter - with out having to worry over unsightly cables ruining the look.

Agree? or do you think "Oh God, yet another wireless protocol..."? Let us know here.

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