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We analyze the performance of ultra-wideband (UWB) communications in the presence of interference. Closed-form expressions are provided for the jam resistance of UWB with binary pulse position modulation utilizing rectangular pulses. A simple approximation is obtained for the special case of tone interference. The jam resistance analysis is extended to more practical UWB waveforms such as Gaussian and Rayleigh monocycles. A comparison between the interference suppression capabilities of UWB and direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DS-SS) is carried out under conditions similar to both systems. It is shown that in most cases, the jam suppression of UWB is superior to that of DS-SS.