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High bandwidth Bluetooth 3.0 expected by April 21


It seems we are getting a much faster Bluetooth technology soon. Previously called Bluetooth-UWB, the new Bluetooth 3.0 is expected that at least 18-times faster that the current version 2.0 EDR. In fact it may be fast enough to act as a broadband connection, and it may have a shot at the integration into consumer electronics devices to media files.

As a Bluetooth wireless data technology has always in the shadow of the Wi-Fi and is now on applications such as Bluetooth headsets. For more serious Personal Area Network (PAN)-connections have made it possible, for example, the transfer of image files from digital cameras to a PC, it was generally concluded that the bandwidth for Bluetooth was simply not enough. This scenario could change however, since it is rumored that the new Bluetooth 3.0 rivals the bandwidth of wireless USB interface and is faster Wi-Fi.

Dvice today reported that the Bluetooth 3.0 unveiled on 21 April by the Bluetooth SIG, the industry group behind the development of the Bluetooth standard. The Bluetooth SIG is used by Ericsson as well as nine major funders.

Although there were no further details about Bluetooth 3.0, we expect that the spinal cord spec to the previously disclosed information. In May 2005, the Bluetooth SIG, said that there was a "high data rate version of Bluetooth that on UWB technology. The new Bluetooth technology was seen as a conventional 2.4-GHz radio and an additional 8 GHz UWB radio.

While the Bluetooth 2.0 EDR tops at a peak data rate of 3 Mbit / s for the connection with a distance of less than 6 m, Bluetooth 3.0 is rumored to take data rates of up to 480 Mb / s, which would be comparable with Wireless USB, on the same distance. And even over distances between 6ft and 30ft, the data is at least 53.3 Mb / s and more, in the range of approximately 100 Mb / s.

We have no idea how imperative this speed will increase and at the end, when the Bluetooth 3.0 makes its way into the actual product (not before 2010). But if you imagine your Smartphone to create images with a size of more than 1 MB, and if you imagine a way to transfer music files with a speed of 60 megabytes per second, this is really a technology looking.

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