DecaWave’s DW1000 chip, is a complete single-chip CMOS Ultra-Wideband IC based on the IEEE802.15.4-2011 standard. DW1000 is the first in the DecaWave ScenSor family of parts, operates at data rates of 110 kbps, 850 kbps and 6.8 Mbps, and can locate tagged objects both indoors & outdoors to within 10 cm.

DecaWave has developed a genuinely disruptive IR-UWB technology, which addresses the next frontier of wireless technology: precise indoor location and communication. Not only that, it has done so in a standardised format, on a tiny chip, that uses little power. This makes it functionally and economically viable to deploy – whether indoors, outdoors, in volume, or in remote or difficult-to-access locations.

Because DW1000  allows both accurate measurement of time and data communications to occur simultaneously it can be utilised for a wide variety of applications by developers of Real Time Location and Indoor Positioning Systems, Location based Services, Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks.

Thus, doctors and equipment will be located to within centimetres instead of to within floor, or zone-level, as is currently the case; motorists will open and start their cars by simply approaching them; weapons will be programmed to respond only to the licensed holder; animal feeding and health will be monitored remotely; children and infirm adults will be monitored for their safety and security; emergency and military personnel in the field will be tracked, and so on.

And in the future, DecaWave’s chip will be incorporated into cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices not yet thought of, to interact with our surroundings in ways not yet imagined.

This is the power of UWB as harnessed by DecaWave in its DW1000 chip