EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, September 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced today that its Trimension Ultra-Wideband (UWB) solution adds new point-to-connect capabilities to Xiaomi’s newest flagship phone , the Xiaomi MIX4. UWB offers a new level of smart home convenience by quickly and accurately connecting smartphones to selected devices in the Xiaomi smart home ecosystem such as Xiaomi Sound smart speakers and televisions and opens the door to expanded use cases across the entire IoT.
NXP’s Trimension technology enables reliable distance measurement and precision detection for a new dimension in spatial context. This precision is key to delivering a range of intelligent connected use cases such as secure hands-free access, indoor navigation, hands-free payment and item tracking. The range of UWB possibilities extends across the cellular, automotive, Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial sectors and is rooted in NXP’s expertise and standardization efforts in bodies such as the FiRa Consortium and the Car Connectivity Consortium.
Xiaomi’s “Point to Connect” simplifies the connectivity of selected devices in its smart home ecosystem. Thanks to the high accuracy and directionality of UWB, the MIX4 smartphone can point to compatible Xiaomi devices and display operational control cards on the phone screen for instant connection and ultimate ease of use. This creates the ultimate control over the smart home environment, like a universal remote control with an intuitive user interface.
“The Xiaomi MIX 4 and its new Point to Connect UWB technology demonstrate our vision of delivering rich experiences in the smart home and beyond,” said Zhang Lei, Vice President of Mi Smartphone and General Manager of Hardware R&D. “The ability to align your smartphone and seamlessly connect to a home device is a desirable feature that brings a new level of convenience, and this is just the beginning. We’re excited to partner with NXP on UWB to bring the benefits of in-house connectivity and the ultra-precise localization required for the next-generation use cases that our customers love. “
“NXP’s Trimension UWB portfolio and its rich ecosystem enable our customers to create a wide range of innovative location-based user experiences and services that rely on secure ranging,” said Rafael Sotomayor, executive vice president and general manager of Connectivity and Security at NXP Semiconductors. “The groundbreaking MIX4 and associated home device ecosystem demonstrate Xiaomi’s ability to push the boundaries of the smart home and pave the way for expanded UWB use cases.”
- The newly launched Xiaomi MIX4 is now available for customers in China.
- The NXP UWB IC Trimension SR100T provides remarkably precise positioning performance for next-generation UWB-enabled devices.
- The Xiaomi MIX4 also uses the Secure Element SN110T and NFC technology from NXP.
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