The Wireless USB Promoter Group has announced today the completion of the Wireless USB specification. First Wireless USB products are expected to be available by the end of 2005, they will as add-in cards, external adapters and embedded silicon modules for integrated systems.
There is still quite some work to do before products begin being developed, the USB Implementers Forum will undertake certification, compliance testing, logo licensing and the marketing for Wireless USB. Not exactly a fun job, but once it’s out there we can start utilizing 480Mb/s Wireless USB connections at around 3 meters distance, and about 110Mb/s at 10 meters distance.
Agere Systems, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Philips Semiconductors and Samsung are the seven companies part of the Wireless USB Promoter Group. These companies defined the Wireless USB specification with the support of over 100 contributor members.
This announcement came with the end of the first ever Wireless USB Developers Conference. The next conference is scheduled for September 27-29 in Tokyo, Japan, by that time we should see many products utilizing Wireless USB.