NXP Expands Secure Ultra Wideband UWB Portfolio with New Sensing Solutions to Support Emerging IoT Use Cases

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – October 20, 2020 –NXPsemiconductor (NXP Semiconductors NV, NASDAQ: NXPI) announced at its annual developer conference that it willUWB(UWB) technology as a global standard for precise positioning and high-precision sensing, the company has achieved new milestones. Following the introduction of UWB solutions for mobile devices and automotive, NXP has added new UWB ICs to its product portfolio. Trimension SR040 and SR150 ICs are designed for newInternet of ThingsUse case optimized for smart locks and Real Time Locating System (RTLS) tags capable of providing “relative position” with extreme accuracy. NXP has launched Trimension as the new brand name for NXP’s UWB platform, a family of solutions designed for the specific needs of the automotive, mobile and IoT markets.

Rafael Sotomayor, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Connectivity and Security, NXP, said: “NXP firmly believes that true innovation happens at the intersection of ecosystems. To accelerate UWB adoption and create meaningful new experiences, intelligent edge devices need to gain space Perception, whether it’s a smartphone, car, or other IoT device. Imagine a future where devices can predict our actions in our daily lives and remove obstacles in our lives. Our new IoT ICs combined with NXP’s connectivity products, Help developers realize this vision by adding new dimensions to devices and objects.”

UWB will create a world where doors can be locked and unlocked based on the user’s actual location; car sharing or keyless entry can be achieved through simple on-screen operations; intelligent home automation systems can follow people’s movements intuitively and efficiently, and people can Reduce rummaging time by instantly locating misplaced items.

Ramesh Songukrishnasamy, senior vice president and chief technology officer at HID Global, said: “UWB’s positioning capabilities offer greater accuracy and data security compared to other RF technologies, and are expected to significantly improve the location of offices, hospitals, educational institutions, and homes, among others. Keyless entry experience. With the precise ranging capabilities of this technology, we also believe that UWB will enable many new location services in consumer and industrial applications, as well as device-to-device IoT applications.”

About the New Trimension SR150 and SR040 ICs: Positioning and Sensing Capabilities Optimized for IoT Use Cases

Designed to meet the specific needs of IoT devices, the Trimension SR150 adds Angle of Arrival (AoA) technology for improved positioning accuracy. The Trimension SR150 is ideal for use in a variety of large infrastructures and implementing UWB technologies such as access control, indoor positioning systems, payment solutions, and consumer electronics. Multiple SR150 IC devices can be placed in a room as UWB anchors for positioning as people and objects move.

Optimized for low-power operation, the Trimension SR040 is suitable for battery-operated IoT devices (including UWB trackers and tags) and can be integrated with Bluetooth Low Energy or other connectivity controllers in a single device. The Trimension OL23D0 is an open, fully customer programmable UWB controller for IoT applications that can be used to complement dedicated IoT solutions.

Module partners and pathways to mass production: To address specific use cases, select NXP partners offer easy-to-integrate modules and development kits based on the Trimension SR150 and SR040 ICs.

NXP UWB Ecosystem

NXP’s market-first system-level UWB solution, backed by comprehensive software offerings and robust security integration, based on NXP’s market-proven Embedded Secure Element (eSE) and Near Field Communication (NFC) integration . The launch of Trimension expands NXP’s comprehensive connectivity portfolio across NFC, Wi-Fi, 5G and Bluetooth.

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