NXP's UWB and Bluetooth® technologies work together to provide
greater location accuracy for Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- COMPUTEX -- NXP
Semiconductors announced that its Trimension Ultra-Wideband platform now
offers fine ranging for new tagging use cases. UWB and Bluetooth®
Low Energy solutions have been combined to deliver spatial awareness to the
new Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+, providing an enhanced experience to the Samsung
SmartThings Find service.
SmartThings Find is an innovative service within the SmartThings application,
available on select Galaxy devices1 – including the Galaxy S21+ and
S21 Ultra – featuring powerful detection capabilities that help users find the
things that matter most, near or far. It can accurately locate Samsung Galaxy
devices2 and any personal items – such as a backpack, wallet, or
keys – with a Galaxy SmartTag attached through an intuitive tracking
interface. And now, with the addition of Galaxy SmartTag+ utilizing Trimension
UWB and Bluetooth® Low Energy, users can take advantage of
augmented reality technology to visually guide them towards their missing item
using their smartphone's camera3.
UWB makes users aware of the location of their personal items, giving them
peace of mind. It brings us one step closer to a smart connected world where
objects can communicate with each other to anticipate, automate, and enable
"SmartThings Find is a simple and visual solution that will help you easily
locate your favorite items. With the added advantage of using AR4
in conjunction with maps and sounds to guide you back to your devices with a
Galaxy SmartTag+ attached, the SmartThings Find experience has become even
more powerful: it makes people’s everyday lives easier, more convenient and
safer," said Inkang Song, Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy
Group, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. "The key to our
innovative offering on SmartTag+ is NXP's UWB fine ranging technology, which
makes it possible to lock onto the position of an object with greater
"NXP's Trimension technology helps deliver precision when it counts and
enables new and future possibilities," said Rafael Sotomayor, Executive Vice
President and General Manager of Connectivity and Security for NXP
Semiconductors. "Precision combined with security is the foundation for a host
of new use cases. With the collaboration on Galaxy SmartTag+, Samsung once
again demonstrates its commitment to enabling a world of convenience and
security through the SmartThings ecosystem, and we are thrilled to be a part
Galaxy SmartTag+ operates using the SmartThings Find service, provided in
the SmartThings app. Galaxy SmartTag+ is currently available in select
markets5, including the U.S., and is coming to additional markets
soon. To find out more about SmartThings, visit
NXP UWB IC,
Trimension SR040 is
optimized to enable new IoT use cases, such as smart locks and real-time
location system (RTLS) tags, delivering 'relative position' with a very high
level of accuracy.
NXP QN9090 Bluetooth LE
microcontrollers support UWB use cases by providing a wireless interface for
sideband communication, configuration, and activation.
The NXP UWB Ecosystem
With one of the industry's broadest portfolios of wireless technologies, NXP
is committed to accelerating our vision of a connected world that anticipates
and automates. NXP was the first to offer a system-level UWB solution backed
by a comprehensive software offering and strong security integration based on
NXP's market-proven embedded secure elements (eSEs), and near-field
communication (NFC) integration. The introduction of Trimension expands NXP's
comprehensive connectivity offerings across NFC, Wi-Fi, 5G, and Bluetooth.
Learn more: Ultra-Wideband.
Recent NXP UWB News
Bluetooth range is up to 120m without obstruction. Requires initial setup on
a Samsung Galaxy smartphone running Android 8.0 or higher and RAM of 2.0GB
or above and opt-in for location tracking through the SmartThings Find
service of the SmartThings app.
Availability may vary by market. Available on Galaxy smartphones and tablets
running Android 8 or later, Galaxy Watch devices running Tizen 5.5 or later
and Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live and Galaxy Buds Pro.
Within AR Finder feature of the SmartThings Find service, provided in the
SmartThings app. Select Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy Note20
Ultra, S21+, S21 Ultra, and Fold2) feature NXP’s UWB chipset (SR100T).
- Only available on devices supporting UWB.
- Availability and timing may vary by market.
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NXP's UWB and Bluetooth® work together to provide greater
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