Intel Corp. has introduced new wireless reference designs on Thursday, making way for wireless universal serial buses (USB) in the future.

The new offering, called Wireless UWB Link 1480 MAC (Media Access Controller), are based off Certified Wireless USB specifications from the USB Implementers Forum and the WiMedia Alliance. They will enable hardware vendors, PC manufacturers and device OEMs to deliver high-bandwidth, low-power wireless solutions, permitting personal area network connectivity in the digital home and office.

“Intel's products offer compelling value to our customers who want to migrate from wired USB connectivity to seamless ad-hoc wireless connectivity between PCs as well as between PCs and their peripherals,” said Mark Reynoso, senior vice president of Marketing at Belkin. “We are happy to work with Intel to bring this new technology to the marketplace.”

Certified Wireless USB technology enables wireless access up to 480 megabits-per-second within 9.9 feet or 110 megabits-per-second within 33 feet.