6.5 & 8.0 GHz Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Transceiver IC with 2 Antenna Ports

    Key Features

    • Interoperable with Apple U1 chip
    • Supports UWB channels 5 (6.5 GHz) and 9 (8 GHz)
    • Fully aligned with FiRa™ PHY, MAC and certification development
    • Two antenna ports allows Phase Difference of Arrival implementation with a single chip
    • Secure time of flight measurement and payload encryption
    • Supports Two Way Ranging, Time Difference of Arrival, Phase Difference of Arrival
    • Low power consumption suitable for coin cell applications
    • Low BOM count, minimal solution footprint
    • Backward compatible with DW1000 802.15.4 UWB IC on channel 5
    • Industrial operating temperature range -40 to +85° C

    Qorvo's DW3220 is part of the DW3000 family of second-generation, fully integrated Impulse Radio Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless transceivers.

    Based on the IEEE802.15.4z standard, the DW3220 implements enhanced security features.

    DW3220 can achieve data rates of up to 6.8 Mbps while delivering precise positioning to within 10 cm for ranging and +/-5 degrees for angular measurement.

    The DW3220 transceiver is interoperable with the Apple U1 chip.

    The DW3220 is FiRa™ compliant and supports Two-Way Ranging, Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA) and Phase Difference of Arrival (PDoA) implementations.

    Optimized for low-power battery-operated operation, the DW3000 family of products is designed to be used in mobile, consumer, and industrial applications thanks to different small footprint package options and reduced external BOM.

    Typical Applications

      • Mobile phones
      • High precision real time location systems
      • Location-aware wireless sensor networks
      • Asset tracking
      • Factory / warehouse automation & security
      • Healthcare staff & patient location
      • Retail security, navigation & customer analytics
      • Connected home
    UWB Channels 5, 9
    Antenna Ports(#) 2
    802.15 Standards 4a, 4z-BPRF
    Security Features 4z Compliant + AES
    Data Rate 850 kbps, 6.8 Mbps
    Ranging Accuracy(cm) < 10
    PDoA Support Yes
    Angle of Arrival(degrees) < 5
    BOM Ext Components(#) 10
    MCU External
    Interface SPI
    Voltage(V) 2.4 to 3.6
    Package Type QFN
    Package(mm) 5.0 x 5.0
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No
    ECCN EAR99

    DWM3000EVB Arduino Shield


    Qorvo's DWM3000EVB is an Arduino form factor compatible shield designed for the evaluation of the DWM3000 ultra-wideband (UWB) module for use in a scalable real time location system (RTLS).

    This Arduino shield can be used with the customer's choice of microcontroller. The Arduino shield form factor is supported by many MCU vendors including STMicroelectronics, Nordic Semiconductor and more.

    The DWM3000EVB is designed to be compliant to the FiRa™ PHY and MAC specifications enabling interoperability with other FiRa™ compliant devices.

    The DWM3000EVB is interoperable with the Apple U1 chip.

    DWM3001CDK Development Kit


    Qorvo's DWM3001CDK Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Transceiver Development Kit is a development kit that features the DWM3001C module. This kit can be used to evaluate hardware performance as a TWR or TDoA Tag and build an evaluation real time location system (RTLS).

    Two micro USB ports connect to the J-Link and DWM3001C USB interface. An on-board J-Link debugger provides SWD and UART interfaces to the DWM3001C. Two micro USB ports connect to the J-Link and DWM3001C USB interface. The board can be powered from either of these USB ports, a Raspberry Pi interface, a battery or an external power supply.

    The DWM3001CDK is interoperable with the Apple U1 chip.


    QM33120WDK1 Development Kit


    Qorvo's QM33120WDK1 consists of two different daughter boards (AoA and non-AoA) mounted on two Nordic nRF52840 DK evaluation boards. Application firmware development is facilitated by the features of the Nordic boards such as on-board J-Link debugger, USB and Bluetooth® Low Energy interfaces.

    The QM33120WDK1 is designed to develop applications compatible with PHY and MAC FiRa™ specifications.

    Third-Party Solutions

    • Eliko UWB RTLS
      The Eliko UWB RTLS system consists of anchors, different tags, RTLS Engine and RTLS Manager software. The mobile tag uses ultra-wideband radio technology to communicate with the anchors that are placed around the tracking area. The tag chooses anchors based on self-learning algorithms from which the distances are calculated. Based on the distances measured, the coordinates are calculated in the server using state-of-the-art self-learning algorithms.
      Link: https://eliko.tech/uwb-rtls-ultra-wideband-real-time-location-system/
    • Estimote UWB Development Kit
      The Estimote UWB Development Kit comes with three beacons in the box, a companion iOS demo app in the App Store, license and an access to our SDK on GitHub. Tech Support is available via Estimote's developer forum.
      Link: https://estimote.com/uwb-beacons

    • Estimote SpaceTimeOS
      Link: https://estimote.com/
    • Comarch MAC Conformance Test Tool for FiRaTM Consortium (MCTT)
      The Comarch MAC Conformance Test Tool (MCTT) is a plug-and-play solution. MCTT works on a traditional PC with a USB connection to a Comarch ranging device. Communication is done over UWB.
      Link: https://www.qorvo.com/innovation/ultra-wideband/partners/comarch
    • Murata Type 2AB Module
      Murata Type 2AB module is designed as Ultra-small, high quality and lower power consumption UWB module. Ideally suited for small, battery operated IoT devices and applications.
      Link: https://www.murata.com/en-us/products/connectivitymodule/ultra-wide-band/qorvo