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ScenSor is a family of semiconductor radio communications products. Decawave's first product, the DW1000, is a complete, IEEE 802.15.4-2011 single-chip CMOS Ultra-Wideband IC based on the IEEE 802.15.4-2011 standard, which can enable tagged objects to be located both indoors and outdoors to within 10 cm.


The resulting silicon has a very wide range of applications for both Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Ultra Low Power Wireless Transceivers, including manufacturing, ePOS and retail, building automation, automotive, healthcare, lighting, security, transport, inventory, supply chain management and other industries.

Technology

Decawave’s DW1000 chip, is a complete single-chip CMOS Ultra-Wideband IC based on the IEEE802.15.4-2011 standard. DW1000 is the first in the Decawave ScenSor family of parts, operates at data rates of 110 kbps, 850 kbps and 6.8 Mbps, and can locate tagged objects both indoors & outdoors to within 10 cm.

Decawave has developed a genuinely disruptive IR-UWB technology, which addresses the next frontier of wireless technology: precise indoor location and communication. Not only that, it has done so in a standardized format, on a tiny chip, that uses little power. This makes it functionally and economically viable to deploy – whether indoors, outdoors, in volume, or in remote or difficult-to-access locations.

Because DW1000  allows both accurate measurement of time and data communications to occur simultaneously it can be utilized for a wide variety of applications by developers of Real Time Location and Indoor Positioning Systems, Location based Services, Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks.

Thus, doctors and equipment will be located to within centimetres instead of to within floor, or zone-level, as is currently the case; motorists will open and start their cars by simply approaching them; weapons will be programmed to respond only to the licensed holder; animal feeding and health will be monitored remotely; children and infirm adults will be monitored for their safety and security; emergency and military personnel in the field will be tracked, and so on. 

And in the future, Decawave’s chip will be incorporated into cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices not yet thought of, to interact with our surroundings in ways not yet imagined. This is the power of UWB as harnessed by Decawave in its DW1000 chip.   

Markets

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • ePOS and Retail
  • Factory Automation
  • Healthcare
  • Safety Security
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smartphone handsets
  • Warehousing & Logistics
  • Wireless Gateway


Decawave is an Irish fabless semiconductor company which develops ICs for indoor location and communication based on its UWB wireless technology platform.

Decawave's ScenSor family of parts for the first time gives developers the ability, to locate indoor tagged objects to a precision of 10 cm at a distance of up to 300 m in Line-of-Sight  mode and 40 m in Non-Line-of-Sight mode.  Decawave technology allows both accurate measurement of time and data communications to occur simultaneously, enabling applications across a wide range of vertical markets.

Decawave's first chip, DW1000, conforms to the IEEE802.15.4-2011 standard. Many features of our patented technology are attributable to that standard, including unmatched indoor precision, range (both line of sight and through obstacles), multipath immunity, and immunity from interference.  And in addition to unmatched precision performance, DW1000 also offers low power consumption in both receive and transmit modes. 

Decawave is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in France, China, and South Korea.

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