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New Linux Kernel 2.6.28 supports UWB

"Ultra Wide Band" (UWB) serves as the transport layer for other protocols, such as Wireless USB, WiMedia Link Protocol (Ethernet/IP over UWB) and, in the future, Bluetooth and 1394. Linux 2.6.28 adds code to implement a Ultra Wide Band stack, as well as drivers for the the USB based UWB radio controllers defined in the Wireless USB 1.0 specification (including Wireless USB host controller and an Intel WiNET controller).

New Linux Kernel 2.6.28 supports UWB

Linux adds support for UWB.

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List of the major changes done to each Linux kernel release. Other places to get news about the Linux kernel are LWN kernel status, LWN list of API changes in 2.6, or www.lkml.org. List of changes of older releases can be found at Linux26Changes. If you're going to add something here look first at LinuxChangesRules!

Discuss the latest Linux kernel changes on the Kernelnewbies web forum.

Linux 2.6.28 kernel released on 25 December, 2008.

Summary: Linux 2.6.28 adds the first version of Ext4 as a stable filesystem, the much-expected GPU memory manager which will be the foundation of a renewed graphic stack, support for Ultra Wide Band (Wireless USB, UWB-IP), memory management scalability and performance improvements, a boot tracer, disk shock protection, the phonet network protocol, support of SSD discard requests, transparent proxy support, several new network drivers, controlable IO CPU affinity, high-resolution poll()/select(), support of a minimal "dummy" policy in SELinux, tracing improvements, x86 x2APIC support, a fb driver for VIA UniChrome

devices, Mitac Mio A701 ARM-based smartphone support, some new drivers, improved device support, and many other small improvements and fixes.

 

"Ultra Wide Band" (UWB) is a high-bandwidth, low-power, point-to-point radio technology using a wide spectrum (3.1-10.6GHz). It is optimized for in-room use (480Mbps at 2 meters, 110Mbps at 10m). It serves as the transport layer for other protocols, such as Wireless USB, WiMedia Link Protocol (Ethernet/IP over UWB) and, in the future, Bluetooth and 1394. Linux 2.6.28 adds code to implement a Ultra Wide Band stack, as well as drivers for the the USB based UWB radio controllers defined in the Wireless USB 1.0 specification (including Wireless USB host controller and an Intel WiNET controller).

UWB: (commit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), WLP: (commit 1, 2, 3, 4), WUSB: (commit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
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