New IoT ICs deliver highly precise positioning capabilities and fine ranging
for IoT applications such as smart locks and IoT sensors.
UWB IoT modules and development kits are available now through NXP’s partner
Introducing Trimension™ under the new brand name NXP offers one
of the broadest UWB portfolios available with tailored sensing solutions for
vehicles, smartphones and IoT devices.
EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Oct. 20, 202 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At its annual
developer’s conference, NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced the next
milestone in establishing secure ultra-wideband (UWB) technology as the global
standard for fine-ranging and high-precision sensing. Following the
UWB solutions, NXP has expanded its portfolio to include new UWB ICs.
Trimension SR040 and SR150 ICs are optimized to enable new IoT use cases such
as smart locks and real-time location system (RTLS) tags, delivering “relative
position” with a very high level of accuracy. NXP Trimension is the new
designated brand name for NXP’s proven UWB platform – spanning solutions
designed for the specific needs of the automotive, mobile and IoT markets.
NXP CEO, Kurt Sievers, demonstrates how ultra-wideband technology precisely
tracks objects at NXP Connects 2020
NXP Trimension is the new designated brand name for NXP’s proven UWB
platform – spanning solutions designed for the specific needs of the
automotive, mobile and IoT markets.
“At NXP, we're convinced that true innovation happens at the intersection of
ecosystems. To accelerate the adoption of UWB and create meaningful new
experiences, smart edge devices need to gain spatial awareness, whether it’s a
smartphone, car or different IoT device form factor,” said Rafael Sotomayor
and EVP of BL Connectivity and Security with NXP. “Imagine the possibilities
of moving through daily life with fewer barriers as devices anticipate our
actions. Our new IoT ICs, combined with NXP’s connectivity portfolio, will
help developers add dimensionality to devices and objects to make this vision
UWB is enabling a world where doors lock and unlock in response to the owner’s
actual presence, where cars are shared with a simple touch of a screen or
accessed handsfree, where smart home automation systems follow their owners
intuitively and efficiently from one room to another, and people spend less
time searching because misplaced items can be tracked in an instant.
“With higher levels of accuracy in positioning capabilities along with
increased data security compared to other RF technologies, UWB will
significantly improve the handsfree access control user experience in places
such as offices, hospitals, educational institutions, and homes,” said Ramesh
Songukrishnasamy, HID Global, Senior Vice President and CTO. “Based on its
fine-ranging capability, we also believe UWB will enable many new
location-based services and device-to-device IoT applications both in consumer
products and industrial applications.”
About the New Trimension SR150 and SR040 ICs: Positioning and Sensing
Optimized for IoT Use Cases
Designed with the specific needs of IoT devices in mind, Trimension SR150 adds
angle-of-arrival (AoA) technology for an added level of precision. Trimension
SR150 is ideally suited for the UWB enablement of all kinds of larger
infrastructures, such as access control installations, indoor localization
setups and payment schemes, as well as consumer electronics. Several SR150 IC
devices can be placed in a room as UWB anchors to help localize people and
objects as they move.
Optimized for low-power operation, Trimension SR040 is designed for use in
battery-operated IoT devices, including UWB trackers and tags, and can be
integrated with Bluetooth Low Energy or other connectivity controllers in one
device. Trimension OL23D0 complements the range of dedicated IoT solutions as
an open, fully customer programmable UWB controller for IoT applications.
Module Partners and The Path to Production: addressing specific use cases,
Trimension SR150 and SR040 ICs
are available in easy-to-integrate modules and development kits supplied by
selected NXP partners.
“At Yale, we’re constantly looking to make people’s lives more convenient
while giving them the peace of mind of knowing their home is secured,” said
Martin Huddart, Head, Smart Residential at ASSA ABLOY. “UWB is a rare
technology that offers increased security but also allows for convenient
hands-free entering and exiting the home. For our customers, it will be like
having their own doorman, so they never have to fumble with keys or their
phone to open their door and have the comfort of knowing it’s always locked
when it needs to be. We see residential locks with UWB as a catalyst for wider
market adoption of UWB technology and firmly believe that this is just the
The NXP UWB Ecosystem
NXP was the first to offer a system-level UWB solution backed by a
comprehensive software offering and strong security integration based on NXP’s
market-proven embedded secure elements (eSEs), and near-field communication
(NFC) integration. The introduction of Trimension expands NXP’s comprehensive
connectivity offerings across NFC, Wi-Fi, 5G and Bluetooth. Learn more:
Recent NXP UWB News
NXP Connects Details
(available after 10am China Standard Time, 21 October 2020).
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infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and
expertise, the company has approximately 30,000 employees in more than 30
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