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Wireless USB makes an appearance in Japan

Y-E Data has announced the first wireless USB hub based on Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology. The Y-E Data YD-300 UWB Hub has received official Japanese certification and is available now.

The YD-300 is based on an UWB chipset from Wisair and can replace any wired USB connection with a wireless link. As a result, a USB peripheral such as a printer, scanner, digital cameras or removable hard drive can be placed anywhere in a room rather than having to be in close proximity to the host PC. The hub communicates with the host PC via a dongle that plugs into a free USB port.

The YD-300 provides four USB 2.0 ports and provides full 480 Mbps transfers over the air at distances up to 10 meters. As of now, the only listed operating system supported is Windows XP. Y-E Data also plans in the near future to provide ExpressCard/34 and PCI Express Mini Card UWB solutions.

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480 mbps??
By MobileZone on 11/2/2006 10:56:52 AM , Rating: 2
Hummm.... it's a humiliation for the 11n guys.

RE: 480 mbps??
By BornStar on 11/2/2006 11:52:34 AM , Rating: 4
Perhaps you missed the part where it's only good up to 10 meters.

RE: 480 mbps??
By bbomb on 11/2/2006 9:47:19 PM , Rating: 2
Well just how much bandwidth does a printer or keyboard need?

RE: 480 mbps??
By TomZ on 11/2/2006 3:25:55 PM , Rating: 2
As the above-poster said, the difference is performance-at-range. "Certified Wireless USB performance is targeted at 480Mbps at 3 meters and 110Mbps at 10 meters." (ref.

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