Feeling bummed by the short battery life of your iPhone? Well, PhD student Atif Shamim of Calton University in Canada might have the solution for you… almost… Shamim has created an amazing new invention to prolong battery life in iPhones and Blackberries by getting rid of all the wires used to connect the electronic circuits with the antenna.
The invention involves a packaging technique to connect the antenna with the circuits via a wireless connection between a micro-antenna embedded within the circuits on the chip.
“This has not been tried before — that the circuits are connected to the antenna wirelessly. They’ve been connected through wires and a bunch of other components. That’s where the power gets lost,” Mr. Shamim said.
A paper about the device has won an award at the European Wireless Technology Conference, and Shamin has filed for a patent in both the US and Canada.
There is no indication about when we might see this new technology on our favorite device, but I am pretty sure Apple is looking into it as we speak. With the recent battery issues I’ve been having, I am really looking forward this technology being implemented on the iPhone and other devices. My bet however is that it will take a while.