Mobile phones have become probably the most important invention of the human being from cars, and the revolution of smartphones has managed to virtually all have access to a Smartphone already doing an indispensable part of our lives.
However, not everything was going to be good news and jumps of joy, because as every hero has his nemesis also smartphones suffer from a weak point, its autonomy, that bitter us many times the existence. Perhaps the connectivity is the increased spending of the terminals, and in lowering its energy consumption are long since many groups of engineers.
In this sense we have today good news, because they tell us from the other side of the pond that a group of American researchers have managed to develop a connection under much more efficient wireless technology.
Any developments that improve the autonomy of smartphones is welcome, and as in batteries is all said, develop passive connectivity systems has become the workhorse of the industry
This in itself wouldn’t be so interesting news, but the truth is that we speak of Wi-Fi transmissions that use an amount of 10,000 times less energy used with the current standard, and that it is a world.
In fact, the team of the University of Washington behind the project he has called Passive ‘Wi-Fi’ very rightly, and claim that it will be compatible with the current terminals and wireless routing equipment.
We wanted to see if we were able to get Wi-Fi transmissions that do not use near power. That is basically what gives wireless passive. We can get Wi-Fi connectivity with almost 10,000 times less energy than the best current system.
Shyam Gollakota, Professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington
Moving in According to current LTE download speeds, the team managed to reach speeds of up to 11 megabits per second – Mbps – with its passive Wi-Fi technology, but they themselves have been commissioned to confirm that they work in getting higher performance.
There is no doubt that progress in this regard would be very important for the industry, and though smartphones would still need a connection with the mobile network which would not be passive, the truth is that it is a considerable savings in environments where we spend more time: office, home, places with public Wi-Fi, etc..
It will be expected, but we will remain vigilant in case get more news on the subject of a very promising technology…