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Rohde & Schwarz joins the FiRa Consortium

Rohde & Schwarz has joined the FiRa Consortium as an associate member. FiRa is an organisation dedicated to growing the UWB ecosystem by ensuring interoperability between multiple devices through compliance and certification programmes.

The FiRa Consortium focuses on three core UWB services: hands-free access control, location based services and device-to-device services that rely on the latest UWB based secure ranging technology specified by the IEEE 802.15.4z.

Among the advantages of the UWB standard are: centimetre-accurate location measurements, allowing for doors to open when approached with a UWB device or bringing positioning functionality to indoor environments. UWB also features secure device-to-device data communications with very low power requirements. The very wide bandwidth and very low power density make it easy for UWB signals to share spectrum with other narrowband and wideband systems without causing interference.

Rohde & Schwarz has been collaborating with industry partners to develop UWB test solutions for R&D, certification and production, including essentials like time of flight (ToF) and angle of arrival (AoA) measurements as well as device calibration procedures.

Commenting Alexander Pabst, Vice President Market Segment Wireless Communications, said, “We at Rohde & Schwarz recognise the power of a secure and reliable UWB technology and are pleased to further strengthen our collaboration with members of the FiRa Consortium to establish a strong certification framework.”


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Neil Tyler

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