GREENSBORO, NC – January 3, 2023 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading global provider of connectivity and power solutions, will showcase an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) based indoor navigation demonstration running on a commercially-available smartphone at CES®2023 (#CES2023). Indoor navigation systems provide a highly accurate network of devices to locate people or objects where GPS and other satellite technologies lack precision or fail entirely, such as inside multistory buildings, parking garages and underground locations.
The navigation demonstration leverages Qorvo’s DW3720 UWB solution integrated in a smartphone and DW3000-based anchors and location expertise from Pinpoint GmbH, a startup company in Chemnitz, Germany. This technology enables the accurate, secure and reliable positioning data required for today's navigation systems. The underlying implementation uses an algorithm, Downlink Time Difference of Arrival (DL-TDoA), making a smartphone’s exact location available to the user by precisely estimating temporal differences of multiple UWB signals.
Luc Darmon, senior director of Qorvo’s Mobile and Secure Transactions, said, “Qorvo drives innovation using our leading UWB technology and expertise in smartphones, infrastructure and wearables. Highly accurate, private and real-time indoor positioning will enable indoor navigation in locations such as office buildings, airports and stores. We look forward to continued collaboration with Pinpoint and other industry leaders establishing UWB as a must-have technology across connected devices in mobile, automotive and IoT applications.”
Dr. Marko Rößler, CEO of Pinpoint GmbH, said, “Pinpoint is proud to leverage Qorvo UWB solutions and very practically demonstrate that precise UWB-based indoor navigation is already here. We apply our knowledge of UWB and positioning technologies to cutting-edge products for global markets. Our dream of making private and secure indoor positioning for untracked smartphone navigation is now coming true.”
Qorvo’s UWB solutions are compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4z standard and are developed in accordance with the FiRa consortium PHY and MAC specifications and the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) specifications. As a member of FiRa and CCC, Qorvo is committed to ensuring device interoperability and expanding the UWB ecosystem. Qorvo’s UWB solutions significantly enhance the end-user experience and make automotive, smartphone, and consumer and industrial IoT applications simple, smart and secure.
To learn more about Qorvo’s UWB technology, visit Discovering Ultra-Wideband at www.qorvo.com. These products will be highlighted in Las Vegas during CES2023, January 5-8, at Qorvo booth 51216 at the Venetian Expo. More information about Qorvo’s innovative technologies on display at CES2023, along with links to schedule meetings and interviews at the show, can be found at www.qorvo.com/newsroom/trade-shows/ces-2023.
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