Ericsson committed to introducing compatibility for open fronthaul across its cloud RAN and radio portfolio starting in 2024.
Samsung unveiled its first ultra-wideband (UWB) chipset combining highly accurate location tracking capability and security. The company noted the Exynos Connect U100 integrates RF, baseband, embedded flash memory, and power management IP.
The chipset features a secure hardware encryption engine to prevent external hacking and single-digit centimeter location accuracy, which is useful for tracking location in challenging indoor environments where GPS is unavailable, along with AR and VR applications requiring exact and real-time tracking. UWB is a short-range wireless communication technology operating over a wide frequency spectrum, allowing for fast data transfer with low power usage, Samsung stated.
The chipset was certified by the FiRa Consortium, an organization that verifies UWB products’ conformity to interoperability standards, and complies with the Car Connectivity Consortium Digital Key Release 3.0, a standard to store, authenticate, and exchange digital keys for vehicles. Samsung also introduced the Exynos Connect brand consolidating its short-range wireless communication systems covering UWB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.