Samsung has just unveiled the Exynos Connect U100, the company’s first ultra-wideband chipset.
The new chipset is also the first under the Exynos Connect brand, which will be where the company will consolidate all of its short-range wireless communication solutions including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ultra-wideband in one brand.
Exynos Connect U100
The Connect U100 features distance measurement capabilities that are accurate to within single-digit centimeters and under five degrees. It is optimized for use in mobile, automotive, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices for precise distance and location information.
It uses the time of arrival (ToA) and 3D angle of arrival (AoA) measurements to reach the level of accuracy. This, according to Samsung, makes it useful when tracking location indoors for things like AR and VR.
Additionally, the Connect U100 has a secure hardware encryption engine to help combat external hacking. It was also certified by the FiRa Consortium to conform to interoperability standards. It also complies with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Digital Key Release 3.0, enabling it to securely communicate digital key information with vehicles.
Samsung didn’t specify when we’ll see the first devices with the Exynos Connect U100 but it seems to have a lot of uses.
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