NXP blog

A growing number of everyday digital devices, including things like smartphones, door locks, and even the latest cars, now use a wireless feature called spatial awareness. A spatially aware digital device can understand where it is in relation to other devices, and then respond to changes in the positioning of those devices. Spatial awareness makes it easier for us, the users of digital devices, to move through our days.

Interacting with spatially aware devices is intended to be easy and intuitive, but designing the human-machine experience to support spatial awareness can be fairly challenging, since there are a number of steps involved. Also, developers have found that using two distinct wireless technologies – Bluetooth Low Energy and Ultra Wideband – creates an enhanced solution for spatial awareness…