An all new wifi chip has been developed by Adrian Tang, a researcher at Jet Propulsion Lab at NASA, California and MC Frank Chang, professor at the University of California-Los Angeles. It will supposedly enhance the battery life for all wifi devices. The report has been published in Popular Science.
The report also reveals that the chip works by reflecting a signal constantly sent out via a personalised router. Therefore, in absence of an own signal, the chip could help devices last much longer than what we see now. Tang has gone on air saying, “Because you are only imprinting on a wi-fi signal, you are not generating it and do not need power.”
Touching New Speeds
The main issue that had been holding back such a chip mechanism was isolation of a fixed signal that was being reflected back since the original signal also underwent constant reflection. As for the speeds on wifi using this chip, the makers claim to have touched
330 megabits/second. In such a case, this could indeed be the next big thing.