KEY FEATURES:Current Situation:Almost every component of mobile andcomputing devices has seen major innovation over the past decades. Mechanicalconnectors have not. As devices decrease in size and data rates increase,product designs continue to suffer from inherent limitations posed bymechanical connectors:• Reliability due to the fragility ofmechanical connectors• EMI/RFI emitted from the metal inside a connector as well as a cable,especially at higher data rates; and• Unsightly holes resulting from the need for a receptacle.Wireless communications eliminatedmany of those connector design issues, but added new ones like cost, antennadesign complexity, major power consumption and customer frustration with slow,shared wireless networks, managing passwords and pairing issues.
Solution:Keyssa reinvented the connector tomeet the changing needs of both consumers and manufacturers. Consumers bemoanthe clutter of cables and adapters required to connect devices and yearn forsleek, elegant devices that can withstand water, dirt and everyday wear andtear. Manufacturers are looking for ways to minimize the size of devices yetprovide the performance their customers expect.
Kiss Connectors are acompletely new approach to connectors, based on solid-state technology andoperating in the super-fast 60Ghz spectrum. They sit under the surface of adevice skin, immune to wear and tear, invisible and eliminate the need for acable. Simply “kiss” two devices by touching the devices, and data istransferred at up to 6Gbps.Kiss Connector Features:• Superior Speeds: data can betransferred at up to 6Gbps – that’s a 1GB movie in as little as two seconds.• Protocol-agnostic: supports standard protocols like USB 3.0, DisplayPortHBR2, and SATA II with no programming overhead or software drivers required.• Power-friendly: power consumption with Kiss Connectors is orders of magnitudelower than wireless solutions and co-exists with wireless power standards.• Secure: Kiss Connectors are a point-to-point connection – data travelssecurely from one device to another.
• Simple: user experience is native to real-life experience of just a kiss –place two devices in close proximity to one another and they will connect anddisconnect automatically.. KISS CONNECTIVITY WHITE PAPERVS. WIRED COMMUNICATIONS Innovative DesignPossibilities The typicalmechanical connector needed to move data from one device to another takes upsignificant space inside mobile and computing devices and they also need to beplaced at the outer edge of any device, in order to create a port or contactsurface.
What sets Kiss Connectivity apart is the design innovation it enablesby allowing product designers to embed a Keyssa connector inside their product,on any surface, and not just along the outer edges. By eliminating unsightlyholes in otherwise beautiful products, Kiss Connectivity ushers in a new age inproduct innovation. Size Almost everypart and component of mobile and computing devices has seen major innovationover the past decades, except for the metal connector. Many of today’sconnector types are too large for modern mobile and computing devices, such assmartphones.
With data usage increasing, it becomes a challenge to makemechanical connectors in an acceptable form factor and still maintain signalintegrity. Kiss Connectivity reinvents the connector by creating a tinysolid-state coffee bean-sized connector that can be embedded anywhere along thesurface of a device. Kiss Connectivity is no longer visible as the connectionis made by an Extremely High Frequency (EHF) signal over a very short distance.
Mechanical Reliability KissConnectivity is a solid-state solution which eliminates the metal contactswhich are prone to wear-and-tear from repeated consumers’ physical connectingand disconnecting traditional connectors. With Kiss Connectivity, no physicalinterconnection is required to transfer data, resulting in near-zero wear,near-zero potential for corrosion, and near-zero sensitivity to vibration.Unlike a metal connector with precise pin to pin alignment, Kiss Connectivitydoes not need to be perfectly aligned, or inserted carefully in order to make aconnection.
Radio Frequency Interference In an attemptto meet the ever-increasing market demand to move more data more quickly, somesmartphone manufacturers have incorporated USB 3.0 in their products. However,this protocol is often disabled due to potential interference between the USB3.0 and the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard. The USB 3.
0 connector radiates within the802.11 frequency band. .By replacing the metal USB connector with a contactlessinterface, Kiss Connectivity removes this potential interference while enablingfull USB 3.
0 protocol speeds to be achieved. ESD Considerations Due to thecontactless nature of Kiss Connectivity, the connection has inherently highisolation properties and potential electrostatic discharge (ESD) issues aremitigated due to the elimination of exposed pins in metal connectors. Inaddition, Kiss Connectivity can be electrically isolated in plastic or othernon-conductive materials to further mitigate ESD.
Cost Efficient Metalconnectors inherently have extra fabrication and manufacturing costs. Forexample, the physical limitations of placing connectors along the outer edgesof a device requires machining chassis with tight tolerance for connectorcutouts. KISS CONNECTIVITY WHITE PAPERVS. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONSWireless communications have many shortcomings,including limited data security, low data rates, unreliable connections, sharedbandwidth amongst users, difficult setup, high power and potential high cost oftransferring data over a wireless network. Kiss Connectivity addresses each ofthese shortcomings, by enabling a simple, private, secure, and high -performancedata connection between two devices.
With Kiss Connectivity, users can bypassthe cellular networks for highspeed, localized data transfers that can be up to95% faster than wireless networks. Secure Point-to-Point Data Connection Typicalwireless networks provide public, multi-point connections that are notnecessarily the most secure. Kiss Connectivity provides a privatepoint-to-point connection. Due to the low radiated power and limited range ofthe transmission, the links are nearly impossible to tap. This ensures secureand reliable high-speed data transfers between a pair of devices in closeproximity. Ease of Use KissConnectivity allows users to transfer data much more quickly and easily thanwireless networks. Kiss Connectivity does not require any setup in order toperform a data transfer.
Simply place the two devices together, and initiatethe transfer of selected data. Kiss Connectivity, using the USB 3.0 protocol,can transfer a 1 GByte movie in 2 seconds. Power Reduction KissConnectivity facilitates high-speed data transfers between devices. Since theoverall data transmission time is dramatically reduced versus existingtechnologies, battery consumption is also reduced. Kiss Connectivity datatransfers can occur nearly instantaneously while using a minimal amount ofenergy.
Cost of Data Transfer When traveling,international cellular data plans can be extremely expensive. Data plans indeveloping countries are not affordable for a lot of people. With KissConnectivity, users can use local data transfers between devices and avoidexpensive costs related to cellular data transfers Mobile Device to MobileDevice In the last few years, mobile devices have becomemobile computing centers, helping us to manage everything in our daily livessuch as business and personal communications, entertainment, banking andappointments.
Kiss Connectivity allows for the quick and easy transfer ofinformation between mobile devices, including movies, photos, music, salespresentations, and more. The Kiss Connectivity solution has significantbenefits for personal storage and data movement between devices such assmartphones, tablets, laptops. The increasing bandwidth requirements of thetypical user have rendered existing data transfer mechanisms inadequate, andthere is a need to be able to transfer data quickly and easily. For example,video, audio, or other data can be transmitted between two cellular phones bysimply holding the phones back-to-back against one another (as illustratedbelow). With Kiss Connectivity using USB 3.0 even an entire movie can betransmitted in just a few seconds. This method allows almost instantaneoustransfer of data with little battery usage.
Fig.2 Mobile to Mobile with KissConnectivity Mobile Device to DockingStation and Peripherals A mobile devicewith Kiss Connectivity can connect to a docking station enabled with Kiss Connectivity.That docking station can connect the mobile device to a wide range of legacyperipherals like monitors, storage devices, keyboard and mouse via datatransfer protocols such as USB, DisplayPort, and Ethernet. Transfers are madebetween the mobile device and the docking station, and then routed to theappropriate peripheral. Currently the most common way to connect a tabletcomputer to a keyboard is through a metal connector or wireless connection.Both of these transfer methods have limitations, namely form factor and datarate. Kiss Connectivity allows data to be transferred between these deviceswithout the need for any type of metal or wireless connection.
The datatransfer can be accomplished by simply placing the devices in close proximityto one another. Tablet to Keyboard with Kiss Connectivity Mobile Device to 4K Display Mobile and computing devices are getting lighter andthinner, and at the same time displays are becoming increasingly larger andwith higher resolution. The best of both worlds is a mobile device which canquickly and automatically connect to larger 4K displays. Kiss Connectivity letsOEMs seamlessly and instantaneously connect their mobile devices to the newesthigh resolution 4K displays.
The consumer experience is both simple andbeautiful without unsightly metal connectors and the repetitive plugging /unplugging that leads to breakage. Kiss Connectivity enables new userexperiences that are not only trouble-free but also have a modern clean look. Fig.3Mobile Device to 4K Display with Kiss Connectivity. ConsistentlyHigh-Speed Data RatesTypical wireless networks provideconnections with inconsistent data transmission rates. The rate at which datais transferred across current Wi-Fi or WiGig networks is proportional to thenumber of users on the network and the environmental conditions of the network.
The more users connected, the slower the network. Kiss Connectivity provides aprivate point-to-point data transmission of up to 6 Gbit/s depending on thedata transmission protocol implemented. This provides consistent high-speeddata transfersbetween a pair of mated devices, regardlessof the number of other devices present in a given area(such as airports, shopping malls). This is illustrated in Table 1.
Consistent Upload andDownload Data Rates In the current transfer protocols listed in Table 2,there is often a dramatic difference between upload and download rates. Forexample, the effective transmission rate on Wi-Fi network for uploading data is20 Mbit/s, and for downloading is 40 Mbit/s. With LTE cellular networks, theupload rate is approximately 5 Mbit/s, and 20 Mbit/s for downloading.
KissConnectivity’s point-to-point data transmission rates are symmetric in eitherdirection CONCLUSION Year over year,we have witnessed an increase in the number and variety of personal andprofessional mobile and computing devices on the market. Additionally, thedifferences between devices have become blurred, with laptops transforming intotablets and tablets transforming into laptops. Tablets become phones andsmartphones become computers. Smartphones become cameras etc. We carry thesedevices everywhere, and in fact, they have become an extension of ourselves. Westuff them with content, from personal and professional data and media. Thatcontent gets scattered in the cloud, trapped in our devices, and out of syncamong our devices. The need to easily connect and transfer data between thesedevices has greatly increased over time, as has user requirements for fasterand more secure data transfers.
With Kiss Connectivity, product designers andcustomers are now freed from the frustrations of wired and wirelesscommunications. Kiss Connectivity is an elegant, power-efficient solution thatcan meet the people’s desire for faster and more secure ways to transfer dataand video.