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The recent FCC frequency allocation for UWB has generated a lot of interest in UWB technologies. There is 7,500 MHz of spectrum for unlicensed use. The main limitations are provided by the low-power spectral density and by the fact that the transmit signal must occupy at least 500 MHz at whole times. IEEE 802.15.3a is being developed for high-bit-rate PAN applications, and UWB is the most promising technology to support the stringent requirements: 110, 200, and 480 Mb/s. Two UWB multiband systems, frequency hopping and Spectral Keying, have been described in this article. Both systems meet the stringent requirements provided by IEEE 802.15.