This report evaluates the UWB technology, market needs and solutions. It assesses industry developments, business models, and the competitive marketplace for UWB technology, applications and services. The report also analyzes UWB communication systems including applications, device-to-infrastructure solutions, and related use cases.
The report assesses the product and strategic initiatives of leading market players. It also provides market forecasts for components, equipment, and solutions with analysis by region and industry verticals from 2023 to 2028.
Select Report Findings:
- UWB is superior to WiFi and Bluetooth for certain solutions
- Telecom and IT will be the leading industry verticals for UWB
- The overall UWB market is poised to reach $6.1 billion by 2028
- Sensor components will lead the UWB equipment sub-segment
- Short-range communication will be a leading growth opportunity
- Positioning systems will have the highest CAGR for UWB solutions
Ultra-Wideband (UWB) is a short-range wireless communication protocol that may be used for many purposes such as discovering the location of objects, communications and more. UWB connectivity enables precise sensing and detecting locations for indoor and outdoor applications. Special capabilities of UWB include delivering spatial awareness that helps device pinpointing users' identities and position of digital things in an application-independent manner.
UWB has a wide range of potential applications, including:
- Indoor Positioning and Navigation: UWB can be used to accurately locate objects and people indoors, with an accuracy of up to a few centimeters. This makes it ideal for applications such as indoor navigation, asset tracking, and proximity detection.
- Secure Communication: UWB is very secure because its signals are difficult to intercept and jam. This makes it ideal for applications such as secure payments, door access control, and car keyless entry.
- Wireless Data Transfer: UWB can be used to transfer data wirelessly at very high speeds, up to 4.8 gigabits per second. This makes it ideal for applications such as wireless file transfers, video streaming, and augmented reality.
- Radar: UWB can be used to create high-resolution radar images, which can be used for applications such as obstacle detection, collision avoidance, and gesture recognition.
- Medical Imaging: UWB can be used for medical imaging applications such as breast cancer detection and tumor imaging.
- Automotive Applications: UWB can be used for a variety of automotive applications, such as car keyless entry, parking sensors, and lane departure warning systems.
Some of the companies involved with UWB solutions include: Apple's AirTag uses UWB to track lost items, Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra uses UWB to securely unlock car doors, and NXP Semiconductors is developing UWB chips for use in car parking sensors and lane departure warning systems.
Companies in Report:
- 3db Access
- Alereon Inc.
- Apple Inc.
- BeSpoon SAS
- Cambridge Consultants
- Claitec Solutions SL
- Comnovo GmbH
- Emerson Electric Co.
- Fractus Antennas S.L.
- Fujitsu Inc.
- GeneSiC Semiconductor
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Humatics Corporation (5G Robotics)
- IBM Corp.
- Inpixon (Nanotron Technologies)
- Intel Corp.
- Johanson Technology Inc.
- Kiana Analytics (ConnectUs)
- LitePoint (Teradyne)
- Mauna Kea Semiconductor
- NXP Semiconductors
- Paragon ID (Tracktio)
- Pozyx Labs
- Pulse Link Inc.
- Quarion Technology
- Redpoint Positioning Corp.
- Rober Bosch GmbH
- Roke Manor Research Limited
- Samsung Electronics Ltd.
- Sewio Networks
- Siemens AG
- Sony Corporation
- Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
- Starix Technology
- Taiyo Yuden Co Ltd.
- Texas Instruments Incorporated
- Transient Plasma Systems
- Withers & Rogers
- Zebra Technologies Corporation (Matrox Imaging)