New power amplifier design could double smartphone battery life

Back in the good old days of the Nokia 3310, battery life on mobile devices was never really a big issue. Phones could be used for days on end, even weeks with minimal use, but with our smartphones these days featuring 4G LTE connectivity, displays with high resolution and amazing colors, and the ability to run 3D games, having your smartphone last you one full day is considered to be good already. Well if you think that's not good enough and think that our batteries should last much longer, you might be interested to learn that startup company, Eta Devices, has claimed to have solved a power efficiency problem that is decades old. Both the company's founders claim to have invented a new power amplifier design that will apparently double the battery life on popular electronic devices, such as smartphones. Eta devices is hoping to make their technology commercially available in the beginning of next year in LTE base stations before scaling down their technology to microchips. Unfortunately this doesn't

New power amplifier design could double smartphone battery life

Cell phones have come a long way in terms of battery life, but lets be honest, there's still plenty of room for improvement. The very fact that we talk about using a phone for eight hours as ...

Tue 6 Nov 12 from Gizmag

MIT Engineers Develop Power Amplifier That Could Double Smartphone Battery Life

Battery life is a big deal for mobile devices from laptops on down to smartphones. One of the biggest drags on your smartphone’s battery life is the collection of power amplifiers involved ...

Tue 6 Nov 12 from HotHardware

Smartphone battery life can be doubled with better power use, claims MIT startup

Data speeds and consumption are constantly growing, but the strain this puts on cellphone batteries and base stations has both frustrated users and increased overall ...

Tue 6 Nov 12 from The Verge

New smartphone breakthrough promises to double battery life

Wireless communication has changed the world in recent decades, but there has been a very basic problem slowing progress this whole time. All wireless devices — from the massive transmission ...

Fri 2 Nov 12 from Geek.com

Researchers come up with a way that could double smartphone battery life

Back in the good old days of the Nokia 3310, battery life on mobile devices was never really a big issue. Phones could be used for days on end, even weeks with minimal use, but with our ...

Fri 2 Nov 12 from Ubergizmo

New technology aims to develop smartphones that use half as much power

What if we had the technology today to make our smartphones run twice as longer in a single charge? Will you be willing to pay for it? Eta Devices, a startup company founded by two MIT ...

Thu 1 Nov 12 from Ubergizmo

Tech breakthrough may double smartphone life

An MIT spinout says it has developed power amplifier technology that chooses the voltage that minimizes power consumption. The technology does this up to 20 million times per second, according ...

Thu 1 Nov 12 from CNET

Engineers Promise a Single Tweak That Could Double Your...

Engineers Promise a Single Tweak That Could Double Your Phone's Battery Life By Jamie Condliffe One of the single biggest things that chews through your phone's battery is a component called ...

Thu 1 Nov 12 from Gizmodo

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