Dropped calls and slowdowns in download speeds will soon be a thing of the past. Researchers have come up with a way to mass produce tiny microscopic filters that will help ease airwave congestion. Jeffrey Rhodes who led the research team at Purdue University believes the electrostatically-actuated nanoresonator; a tiny mechanical device the team has created will ease congestion over airwaves and thereby boost mobile phone performance.
This technology is also expected to lower power consumption thereby increasing on battery life of handsets. The nanoelectromechanical resonators contain a silicon beam at two ends that vibrates responding to voltage. The beam which is 1000 times thinner than a human hair can be adjusted and fine tuned.
Lead Researcher Jeffery Rhodes said” We are not inventing a new technology, we are making them using a process that’s amenable to large-scale fabrication, which overcomes one of the biggest obstacles to the widespread commercial use of these devices. The mobile phone industry is working on future technologies that involve sharp defined channels that are compatible with available bandwidth. According to Saeed Mohammadi, a member of the research project, ‘To do that you need more precise filters for cell phones and other radio devices, systems that reject noise and allow signals only near a given frequency to pass.”