New Components Allow Smaller Phones
Jan 31, 2002, 1:41 PM by (staff)
A University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of tiny resonator using MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems) technology. Resonators are passive components that sort radio frequencies. Traditionally, the resonator is one of the largest components in a mobile phone's circuitry. The new resonators are thousands of times smaller, and five times more selective, which can lead to phones with smaller batteries as well. Agilent Technologies recently brought a related product to market, with similar beneifts, which is already used by AirPrime and Samsung.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
Jan 5, 2017
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
The Galaxy S7 Has Micro-USB for Gear VR
Feb 22, 2016
When Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were announced this week, many people wondered why the phones have a micro-USB port instead of the newer USB Type-C connector. The competing LG G5 and a growing number of phones at all price points this year include Type-C.
Researchers Create Low-Power, High-Resolution Display Tech
Nov 24, 2015
Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered new display technology that can be used to make bright, high-resolution screens while hardly drawing any power. Oxford is bullish enough on the technology that it formed a new company, called Bodle Technologies, to commercialize the discovery.
Samsung Says Graphene Balls Help Batteries Charge Quicker
Nov 29, 2017
Samsung researchers believe graphene balls can make significant improvements to lithium ion batteries. The nano coating delivers a number of benefits.
Innovative New Wireless Antenna is Dramatically Smaller
Aug 24, 2017
Researchers at Northeastern University have demonstrated a new type of radio antenna that operates in the frequencies used for some cellular networks and Wi-Fi, but is up to 100 times smaller than current antenna designs. The new antenna can be manufactured on a single chip approximately 1mm across.