Atif Shamim's Invention Can Reduce Mobile Phone Antenna Power Losses

atif_shamimAtif Shamim, a Pakistani electronics PhD student at Carleton University, has built a prototype that extends the battery life of mobile phones, 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.

He estimates his module consumes 12 times less power than the traditional, wired-transmitter module. It is also much simpler in design, lowering the overall cost of any hand-held device, he said.

Mr. Shamim has filed patent applications in the U.S. and in Canada.

Earlier this year, the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation honored Mr. Shamim and Mr. Arsalan as student researchers of the year for their work in the field of wireless biomedical sensors. Also honored was University of Ottawa student David Nadeau, for his contribution to the “more intelligent online search engine,” yooname.com

Research on the invention, to be published in the upcoming edition of Microwave Journal, has already received international accolades.

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  • sir g, Pakistanis are brilliant, as much that only Pakistanis can imagine the higher level of brilliance of another Pakistani.

  • free ringtone

    Thank god somebody finally came up with this!!

  • Kashif

    I also worked on antenna design but never thought of using wireless connectivity to reduce losses

    Brilliant idea i must say

  • Sadaf

    :D:D hes my brother!!…!!

    • shaheryar jawaid

      excuse me …. who are u sadaf

  • MS Branch

    Well, well, well, do you all know that our distinguished PhD student is a deserter from Pakistan Army and will be immediately arrested if ever he tries to come back to Pakistan???

  • shaheryar jawaid

    wel for your information he ain’t a deserter he left for some good… and every one can c that… so thanks for telling us all that how u feel when a pakistani shows the world that how good they are.. thanks for all that you feel about us………. :P

  • Emily 

    for your cellular phone can help increase the wireless signal strength which will improve sound quality and reduce dropped calls. You can connect an antenna to most wireless mobile phones using one of our phone antenna adapters or a hands-free kit equipped with an antenna cable.

  • Fakhre alam

    Nice.