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Lost your car keys? NXP’s Ultra-Wideband technology might be able to help

June 3, 2021

NXP Semiconductors announced that its Trimension Ultra-Wideband (UWB) platform now combines UWB and Bluetooth Low Energy solutions to deliver spatial awareness to the new Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+, making users aware of the location of their personal items. Most notably, the platform now includes augmented reality (AR) technology, powered by UWB, to visually guide users towards missing items using the smartphone’s camera.

While the news focuses on the consumer use case for UWB-enabled smart tags, NXP’s Vice President of Mobile Transactions Charles Dachs discussed some of the possible industrial use cases for the technology with RCR Wireless News, as well as what the broader industry implications of Ultra-Wideband technology might be.

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