New Digital Antenna Speeds Up Data Transfer And Improves Reception Of Next-Gen Mobile Phones

Posted: Sep 1 2016, 11:01am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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New Digital Antenna Speeds up Data Transfer and Improves Reception of Next-Gen Mobile Phones
The phone's antennas are placed in the top and bottom, which means that the phone's touch screen does not cover the entire phone. With the help of new developed method the antennas need less space and the phone display can be made larger and the phone design can be more free. Credit: Aalto University
  • Novel Antenna could create a Virtual Bonanza in the Market for Mobile Phones

A novel antenna could actually create a bonanza in the market for mobile phones. The full implications of this novel appendage are yet to be seen.

The experts have made a move that will allow mobile phone antennas to make the transition from analogue to digital form. Most of the antennas in use today date back to technology that was invented 50 years ago.

Normally an antenna works in tandem with a single frequency or a couple of frequencies. Now though scientists can combine many antenna elements into one antenna that works holistically.

This scheme uses the latest state-of-the-art digital electronics. This antenna can work digitally with any frequency that is desired by the user.

Myriad smartphone apps like GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will need no antennas of their own from now on wards. This is in particular the sort of good news that everyone had been waiting for.

Today it is about to become a reality which is cause for celebration. All of the smartphone’s data transfer can take place through a single digitally managed antenna.

What this makes possible is a much simpler mobile phone design. The screen size can be increased considerably and as for the antenna, it will not take up much in the way of space.

This novel antenna also makes the new speed set for data transfer a solid reality. Up until now, it had only been a distant plan on a drawing board. This data transfer speed is a hundred to thousand times speedier than the kind of relay we see today.

Battery life will also benefit greatly from this new strategy in the internal arrangement of electronic circuitry. The greater bandwidth allows much sharper and quicker efficiency.

The analogue components will be thrown into the dustbin of history. Most previous antennas allowed either a broad frequency range or a high efficiency.

Yet both could not be desired on an equal basis. However, with the new system being applied, this too could become an actuality. It looks like with this fifth generation of mobile phones, Finland will re-assume its mastery as the land where mobile phones began their journey.

To develop a new platform for the technology of tomorrow will be the objective of researchers from now onwards. The company known as Huawei is also in on the game and wants to be a contributor towards this novel technological setup.

A paper detailing the principles of the method has been published in journal IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.

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