John Walko, EE Times(11/25/2005 9:04 AM EST) LONDON
— The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is set to update its roadmap out to the third quarter of 2007, emphasizing interoperability with UWB media-access control (MAC) layers, improved security features, advanced topologies and better quality of service.
The first core release, codenamed Lisbon, is essentially complete and covers the Enhanced Data Rate 2.0 version. This will be released early next year, and according to Mike Foley, Bluetooth SIG executive director, prototyping of devices that meet the specifications should be completed by the second quarter of 2006.
The next core, dubbed Seattle, will be the first to feature the specifications coming down from the agreement with the ultrawideband community that will make Bluetooth technology compatible with UWB.
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