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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wireless USB Poised to Cut the Cable

After many years of discussion, fast wireless connections between PCs and peripherals will soon be a reality. We may even be able to experience the true "Cable-Free" PC experience as soon as January 2007.

UWB technology can deliver data rates at up to 480 megabits per second at around 3 meters, with speeds dropping off as the range grows to a limit of about 10 meters. Real-world speeds will probably be a little slower, but this is as fast as the wired version of USB 2.0 and much faster than current Wi-Fi networks are capable of transmitting data.

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