WiMedia Alliance


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WiMedia Alliance

(WiMedia Alliance, Inc., San Ramon, CA, www.wimedia.org) A membership organization founded in 2002 devoted to the development of short-range, ultra-wideband (UWB) transmission. In 2005, the Multiband OFDM Alliance merged with WiMedia Alliance to promote a single standard based on multiband OFDM (MB-OFDM). ECMA has also standardized this technology under ECMA-368 and ECMA-369. See UWB.
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The WiMedia Alliance dictates that all WiMedia-based devices satisfy the platform test specification by passing structured compliance tests.
Micheletti currently is the LeCroy representative to the WiMedia Alliance, the USB Implementer's Forum, and the Bluetooth SIG.
Sybase iAnywhere is collaborating with WiMedia Alliance members including Artimi and Staccato Communications.
Wood, president of the WiMedia Alliance and UWB technology strategist at Intel.
Through the partnership between the Bluetooth SIG and the WiMedia Alliance, the Bluetooth SIG's manufacturing community will now have access to a high-data rate solution backed by a comprehensive support network comprised of leading companies who represent every step of product development -- from specification and testing development to productization.
"By working together with the WiMedia Alliance, we give our members the opportunity to leverage investments in both UWB and Bluetooth technology, and bring a high-speed Bluetooth technology option to consumers -- it's a win-win for everyone," stated Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director, Bluetooth SIG.
The WiMedia Alliance was launched in September with the expressed purpose of developing and adopting "standards-based specifications for connecting personal area, wireless multimedia devices." The companies in the Alliance represent a wide variety of interests in various industry sectors, including chips, imaging, and document management, PCs, and wireless networking.
At its essence, the WiMedia Alliance is hoping to create wireless specifications based on the media access control (MAC) layer of IEEE's 802.
A separate group, the USB Implementers Forum, implements Certified Wireless USB (CWUSB) based on the WiMedia Alliance's Common Radio Platform.
At present, standards issues are being played out in a political arena involving the IEEE, Freescale, MBOA and the WiMedia Alliance. Faced with constant standard-setting delays, MBOA members and Freescale are not waiting for these issues to be resolved, as the stakes are too high.