SPOTLIGHT: See mom, no cables


Freescale yesterday unveiled its strategy for a wireless version of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) using UWB technology, backed by the first UWB products from Belkin and Gefen. The two peripheral manufacturers backed Freescale's new CableFree USB initiative, Freescale's response to the Wireless USB moniker adopted by the competing and incompatible Intel-backed UWB initiative. The Wireless USB coalition will use this year's CES to announce new products, but Belkin and Gefen moved first with UWB-based USB hubs. Article

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