NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that NXP’s secure ultra-wideband (UWB) fine-ranging solution, embedded SIM (eSIM) as well as near field communication and secure element (eSE) unit are deployed in Samsung’s new Galaxy Note20 Ultra. NXP innovations bring a variety of future capabilities and applications to mobile devices as they become the smart hub of daily digital life.
Propelling today’s on-the-go lifestyle with secure mobile solutions, NXP tethers consortia and ecosystem collaborations to ironclad industry alignment around UWB. NXP and Samsung are two of the founding members of the FiRa Consortium, which was established in 2019 to foster interoperability in the development and widespread adoption of UWB.
“For the first time in a Galaxy device, Samsung is integrating NXP’s UWB technology into our latest Galaxy Note20 Ultra to make sharing photos, videos and files easier,” said Inkang Song, vice president and head of technology strategy group of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “We are excited to introduce future UWB functionality in our Galaxy devices that will help locate items more accurately with AR technology and unlock your home as a digital key that will make life easier for consumers.”
UWB technology delivers unprecedented accuracy in both line-of-site and strong localization in non-line-of-sight scenarios, such as crowded, multipath signal environments with numerous walls, people and other obstacles. It also uses angle-of-arrival technology to indicate the direction of a signal for added precision, and to locate and identify other devices or objects at centimeter level. With that, Samsung’s utilization of UWB in its latest Galaxy Note20 Ultra brings users powerful tools to help maximize their time and simplify their daily routines.