SOURCE: DecaWave


April 26, 2016 09:00 ET

Decawave Technology Hits a Home Run at Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition

11/20 Teams Turn to Decawave Technology, Confirming the Growing Adoption of Ultra-Wideband Technology for Micro-Location

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2016) - Decawave, specializing in precise location and connectivity applications, reached another important milestone for its ultra-wideband (UWB) technology in the 2016 Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition. Eleven of 20 competitors used Decawave technology in their 3D radio-based location solution with several placing in the top-five performance results. This is the second year for Decawave to sweep this competition with its Ultra-Wideband technology with even better results than last year's when three of 23 competitors used Decawave.

This industry-wide competition was organized to bring together indoor location technologies and compare performance, real-time capabilities and demonstrate accuracy in indoor environments. Decawave partner Quantitec, a RTLS indoor positioning company, scored with an accuracy of 23cm in 3D applications. Hangzhou Sunsend Info Tech Co. Ltd., specializing in intelligent buildings and computer systems integration, finished with an accuracy of 29cm.

Quantitec's indoor-positioning system, Intranav combines the benefits of inertial sensors and radio-based Decawave technology to deliver micro-location-based services into its solution for precise location and connectivity applications. The win comes on the heels of an impressive joint demonstration of the Quantitec and Decawave technology by Bosch COO Dr. Werner Struth in his keynote demo at Bosch Connected World.

"The Decawave chip is providing a very accurate and reliable raw data. But in challenging environments like this competition, Quantitec's ability to fuse the information from inertial sensors with the information from the Decawave technology was the key to our success." said Ersan Genes, Quantitec CTO.

Hangzhou Sunsend Info Tech Co. Ltd focuses on location technology for intelligent buildings and computer system integrations for use in affordable customer turnkey solutions such as in shopping malls, hospital, warehouses, manufacturing companies, schools, and employees in dangerous environments. "Our success in the competition is a step toward advancing the indoor localization field," notes M. Lou, CTO of Hangzhou Sunsend. "Aided by Decawave, we are able to develop systems offering a balance in cost, power consumption and capacity."

"A big thank-you to all participants for joining the competition and for all their efforts to make the most out of Decawave technology, remarked Mickael Viot, Decawave vice president of marketing. "The eleven competitors using Decawave technology gained impressive results under difficult conditions. We are glad to see customers, partners and researchers push the technology to reach new heights as this year's location accuracy showed a 40 percent improvement over last year while in 3D versus 2D."

For the full results of the Competition, visit

The Decawave EVK1000 and TREK1000 evaluation kits are available on the following websites: DigiKey and

About Decawave
Decawave is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company developing a family of integrated circuit products called ScenSor, compliant to the IEEE802.15.4a standard, which can identify the specific location of any object, person or thing at very competitive cost, very low power and with a required level of precision and reliability never achieved before (+/-10cm). In addition, the data communication capability of the chip (up to 6.8Mb/s) makes it a perfect fit for IOT applications and other low-power wireless network applications.

With applications in diverse markets including factory and building automation, healthcare, ePOS and retail, robotics, warehousing, automotive and consumer, the company's flagship DW1000 chip has garnered interest from more than 2,500 firms globally.

Decawave is headquartered in Dublin Ireland, with presence in France, South Korea, Taiwan and the US.

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