The Story of Ultra-WideBand – Part 1: The Genesis

  • March 9, 2020



Why did Apple spend over a quarter-billion dollars to build UWB into the iPhone 11? In the first part of a 5-part series on SemiWiki, SPARK Microsystems co-founders Frederic Nabiki and Dominic Deslandes go all the way back to the origin of UWB to figure out the answer. Heinrich Hertz invented the spark gap transmitter in the 1880s, and Guglielmo Marconi improved it enough in the early 20th century that Titanic had one onboard that fateful night in 1912.

Read part 1 of the detective story here