Engineers in USA have developed an ultra-low-power digital memory that is faster and uses 100 times less energy than currently used memory modules, which will significantly enhance battery life and size for portable devices, including mobile phones.
Electrical and computer engineering professor at University of Illinois, Eric Pop, the head of the team said:
"I think anyone who is dealing with a lot of chargers and plugging things in every night can relate to wanting a cell phone or laptop whose batteries can last for weeks or months,"
Albert Liao, a graduate student and co-author, the co-researcher said:
"Anytime you’re running an app, or storing MP3s, or streaming videos, it’s draining the battery. The memory and the processor are working hard retrieving data. As people use their phones to place calls less and use them for computing more, improving the data storage and retrieval operations is important."
Mr. Eric Pop believes that this new technology for will benefit anything and everything that has to operate on a battery, such as satellites, telecommunications equipment in remote locations, or any number of scientific and military applications.
In addition, ultra-low-power memory could cut the energy consumption – and thus the expense – of data storage or supercomputing centers by a large percentage.
via Cellular News