Singapore to Research Ultra-Wideband Technology

Singapore to Research Ultra-Wideband Technology

Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology will get a boost in Singapore, where the nation’s infocom regulators have set aside an area for researchers to test equipment in a controlled environment.

Because UWB transmits signals across a broad range of frequencies, it can potentially interfere with existing civilian and military broadcasts, raising a need for stricter controls compared with other types of wireless technology, said the IDA.

The IDA’s Dr Tan Geok Leng, director, network and enabler technologies, said that he was hoping that the S$1.5 million (US$800,000) scheme will attract at least five UWB research groups. – (World IT

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