Samsung has unveiled its first Ultra-Wideband (UWB) solution, the Exynos Connect U100

Samsung has announced the release of its first ultra-wideband (UWB) chipset, the Exynos Connect U100. The new UWB solution has been optimized for mobile, automotive, and IoT devices, and offers measurement accuracy to within a single centimeter, providing accurate distance and location information.

Samsung has taken this opportunity to launch its new “Exynos Connect” brand, which integrates its short-range wireless communication solutions, such as UWB, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. Samsung stated that these solutions are essential for promoting an increasingly interconnected world.

Exynos Connect U100

UWB is a short-range wireless communication technology that operates on a wide frequency spectrum to achieve fast data transmission at low power. UWB is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to capture high-precision spatial and directional data and is applicable to various industries such as remote payment, smart keys, smart homes, and smart factories. Joonsuk Kim, Executive Vice President of the development team, stated that the Exynos Connect U100 combines complex ranging and positioning functions with powerful security to achieve hyperconnectivity between people and everyday objects, driving a series of new applications in the field of positioning and location tracking.

The Exynos Connect U100 integrates RF, baseband, embedded flash memory, and power management IP into a single chip, using time of arrival (ToA) and 3D arrival angle (AoA) ranging to provide centimeter-level and sub-5-degree accuracy. This enables accurate real-time tracking even when GPS positioning is not available indoors, making it particularly useful for AR and VR applications.

Using an energy-saving mode, the Exynos Connect U100 can extend device battery life, and also features scrambling time stamp sequence (STS) functionality and a secure hardware encryption engine to prevent external hacking. The Exynos Connect U100 has already passed FiRa Consortium and complies with the CCC Digital Key 3.0 standard for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.