As screen sizes and device usage increases, there is more pressure on battery performance, in conflict with a desire to produce lighter and more compact devices. At least 50% of smartphone power is consumed by the antenna and communication systems while the screen is off and at least 35% when screen is on but during a call power consumption rises to almost 80%.
Sofant is developing an intelligent Antenna, ‘SmartAntenna’™ to address connectivity issues for the global expansion in mobile devices. Sofant’s addressable markets are in the mobile phone, consumer electronics, automotive and defence equipment sectors. Mobile market is expected to grow from 1 billion to 2 billion units within the next 3 years. Sofant’s aim is to create a European based global IP licencing business with manufacturing capability in Europe.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 711260