New FiRa 2.0 Tech Specifications Cater to Use Cases Based on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology

New FiRa 2.0 Tech Specifications Cater to Use Cases Based on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology

FiRa Consortium has announced the availability of a major advancement in its technical specifications, FiRa MAC, PHY, and UCI Technical Specifications, Version 2.0, to prescribe hardware, RF communications, ultra-wideband (UWB) ranging protocols, and the behavior of ranging devices. These updated specifications represent a step forward in achieving an interoperable UWB ecosystem across chipsets, devices, and service infrastructures.

The FiRa 2.0 Technical Specifications guide developers on the enablement of UWB technology in products used for a variety of use cases. Specifically, these specifications focus on three new use cases:

  • Untracked Indoor Navigation: Allows users of UWB-enabled smartphones or tablets to find their way in malls, airports, museums, or any other indoor location with centimeter-level accuracy in real-time while maintaining location privacy.
  • Find Someone/Something: This helps users of UWB-enabled devices easily find acquaintances in crowded areas or quickly be located by ride-share drivers. Also, finding missing keys or luggage is now part of the new possibilities formally addressed by the FiRa 2.0 Technical Specifications.
  • Point and Trigger: This lets users seamlessly control UWB-enabled connected home devices like televisions, lights, or thermostats by simply pointing at them with their personal UWB-enabled devices, such as smartphones or smartwatches.

Using the FiRa 2.0 Technical Specifications and the updated Test Specifications related to MAC and PHY technical requirements, FiRa members can work toward product interoperability. FiRa members can submit their products for FiRa certification based on the defined processes for validating candidate devices that meet FiRa Consortium Test Specifications. Compliant implementations are eligible to obtain FiRa Certified status and display the FiRa Certified logo.

“The FiRa 2.0 Technical Specifications are built on the foundation we first established in 2020,” stated Clint Chaplin, FiRa Consortium board chair. “The updated specifications help FiRa members develop UWB-enabled products in support of new use cases that illustrate the technology’s immeasurable potential.”

FiRa 2.0 Technical Specifications, along with the related Test Specifications, are available to FiRa Consortium members.

Click here to learn more about membership in the FiRa Consortium.

Click here to learn more about product certification.

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