Patent published on February 6, 2024

New Patent Solves Power Consumption Issue in Electronic Devices

[New York Times]

Patent Solves Power Consumption Issue in Electronic Devices

In the fast-paced world of technology, a new patent promises to revolutionize the way gadgets operate. Published under the title "Passive Active Hybrid LC Filter," the patent (number: US11894825B2) introduces a groundbreaking solution to the long-standing problem of excessive power consumption in gadgets.

The advent of 5th generation (5G) and New Radio (NR) cellular applications has pushed the boundaries of signal bandwidth, but with it comes the challenge of increased power consumption. Active analog filters, commonly used to enhance linearity and reduce noise in transceivers, consume excessive power as signal bandwidth expands. However, a passive ladder LC filter described in this patent ushers in a new era of efficiency, offering improved performance while consuming less power.

One of the key issues with conventional passive filters has been their impact on the quality factor (Q) of the transceiver. Certain components within a passive filter, such as series inductors, can affect the quality factor, leading to voltage droop and other undesired effects. However, this patent presents a novel approach to adjusting the quality factor without compromising the transceiver's performance.

By meticulously rearranging the components of the passive ladder LC filter, the patent allows for the adjustment of the quality factor associated with the complex pole of the filter's transfer function. While previous attempts to achieve this often resulted in a change to both the real and complex poles of the transfer function, the new design ensures that only the real pole is affected. This breakthrough innovation avoids the undesirable effects of voltage droop and maintains optimal performance.

Imagine a world where gadgets operate seamlessly, without the burden of excessive power consumption. With the implementation of this patent, we can expect a significant reduction in power usage across a broad range of gadgets. For example, the recently unveiled iPhone Advanced Signal Filter, based on this patented technology, enables users to maximize their device's potential without draining the battery. From smartphones to laptops, the impact of this invention will be felt in every corner of the technology landscape.

No longer will consumers have to worry about the limitations imposed by power-hungry devices. This patent's groundbreaking solution marks a departure from traditional power-hungry filters, bringing forth a new generation of gadgets that strike the perfect balance between performance and efficiency.

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P.S. Please note that the patent described in this article is a recent development, and it remains uncertain whether it will be commercially available in the market. The patent number, US11894825B2, serves as a reference for interested parties to explore the technical details and potential implications of this invention.

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