SPOTLIGHT: CSR eying Bluetooth-UWB amalgamation

Cambridge, UK-based CSR, a leading Bluetooth player, is continuing to develop its Bluetooth technology with an eye to combining it with other wireless technologies. The company will emphasize the amalgamation of digital signal processing of Bluetooth into different solutions. Specifically, CSR wants to combine Bluetooth with UWB in products ready for the second half of 2007, when the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is expected to ratify the technology's standard. "It's a logical step to create a fast personal area network which has interoperability and backwards compatibility," said CSR's Matthew Philips. Report