KEY FEATURES:

Current Situation:

Almost every component of mobile and
computing devices has seen major innovation over the past decades. Mechanical
connectors have not. As devices decrease in size and data rates increase,
product designs continue to suffer from inherent limitations posed by
mechanical connectors:

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• Reliability due to the fragility of
mechanical connectors
• EMI/RFI emitted from the metal inside a connector as well as a cable,
especially at higher data rates; and
• Unsightly holes resulting from the need for a receptacle.

Wireless communications eliminated
many of those connector design issues, but added new ones like cost, antenna
design complexity, major power consumption and customer frustration with slow,
shared wireless networks, managing passwords and pairing issues.

 Solution:

Keyssa reinvented the connector to
meet the changing needs of both consumers and manufacturers. Consumers bemoan
the clutter of cables and adapters required to connect devices and yearn for
sleek, elegant devices that can withstand water, dirt and everyday wear and
tear. Manufacturers are looking for ways to minimize the size of devices yet
provide the performance their customers expect. Kiss Connectors are a
completely new approach to connectors, based on solid-state technology and
operating in the super-fast 60Ghz spectrum. They sit under the surface of a
device skin, immune to wear and tear, invisible and eliminate the need for a
cable. Simply “kiss” two devices by touching the devices, and data is
transferred at up to 6Gbps.

Kiss Connector Features:

• Superior Speeds: data can be
transferred at up to 6Gbps – that’s a 1GB movie in as little as two seconds.
• Protocol-agnostic: supports standard protocols like USB 3.0, DisplayPort
HBR2, and SATA II with no programming overhead or software drivers required.
• Power-friendly: power consumption with Kiss Connectors is orders of magnitude
lower than wireless solutions and co-exists with wireless power standards.
• Secure: Kiss Connectors are a point-to-point connection – data travels
securely from one device to another.
• Simple: user experience is native to real-life experience of just a kiss –
place two devices in close proximity to one another and they will connect and
disconnect automatically..

 

KISS CONNECTIVITY WHITE PAPER
VS. WIRED COMMUNICATIONS

Innovative Design
Possibilities

 The typical
mechanical connector needed to move data from one device to another takes up
significant space inside mobile and computing devices and they also need to be
placed at the outer edge of any device, in order to create a port or contact
surface. What sets Kiss Connectivity apart is the design innovation it enables
by allowing product designers to embed a Keyssa connector inside their product,
on any surface, and not just along the outer edges. By eliminating unsightly
holes in otherwise beautiful products, Kiss Connectivity ushers in a new age in
product innovation.

 Size

 Almost every
part and component of mobile and computing devices has seen major innovation
over the past decades, except for the metal connector. Many of today’s
connector types are too large for modern mobile and computing devices, such as
smartphones. With data usage increasing, it becomes a challenge to make
mechanical connectors in an acceptable form factor and still maintain signal
integrity. Kiss Connectivity reinvents the connector by creating a tiny
solid-state coffee bean-sized connector that can be embedded anywhere along the
surface of a device. Kiss Connectivity is no longer visible as the connection
is made by an Extremely High Frequency (EHF) signal over a very short distance.

 Mechanical Reliability

 Kiss
Connectivity is a solid-state solution which eliminates the metal contacts
which are prone to wear-and-tear from repeated consumers’ physical connecting
and disconnecting traditional connectors. With Kiss Connectivity, no physical
interconnection is required to transfer data, resulting in near-zero wear,
near-zero potential for corrosion, and near-zero sensitivity to vibration.
Unlike a metal connector with precise pin to pin alignment, Kiss Connectivity
does not need to be perfectly aligned, or inserted carefully in order to make a
connection.

Radio Frequency Interference

 In an attempt
to meet the ever-increasing market demand to move more data more quickly, some
smartphone manufacturers have incorporated USB 3.0 in their products. However,
this protocol is often disabled due to potential interference between the USB
3.0 and the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard. The USB 3.0 connector radiates within the
802.11 frequency band. .By replacing the metal USB connector with a contactless
interface, Kiss Connectivity removes this potential interference while enabling
full USB 3.0 protocol speeds to be achieved.

 ESD Considerations

 Due to the
contactless nature of Kiss Connectivity, the connection has inherently high
isolation properties and potential electrostatic discharge (ESD) issues are
mitigated due to the elimination of exposed pins in metal connectors. In
addition, Kiss Connectivity can be electrically isolated in plastic or other
non-conductive materials to further mitigate ESD.

Cost Efficient

 Metal
connectors inherently have extra fabrication and manufacturing costs. For
example, the physical limitations of placing connectors along the outer edges
of a device requires machining chassis with tight tolerance for connector
cutouts.

 

KISS CONNECTIVITY WHITE PAPER
VS. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Wireless communications have many shortcomings,
including limited data security, low data rates, unreliable connections, shared
bandwidth amongst users, difficult setup, high power and potential high cost of
transferring data over a wireless network. Kiss Connectivity addresses each of
these shortcomings, by enabling a simple, private, secure, and high -performance
data connection between two devices. With Kiss Connectivity, users can bypass
the cellular networks for highspeed, localized data transfers that can be up to
95% faster than wireless networks.

 Secure Point-to-Point Data Connection

 Typical
wireless networks provide public, multi-point connections that are not
necessarily the most secure. Kiss Connectivity provides a private
point-to-point connection. Due to the low radiated power and limited range of
the transmission, the links are nearly impossible to tap. This ensures secure
and reliable high-speed data transfers between a pair of devices in close
proximity.

 Ease of Use

 Kiss
Connectivity allows users to transfer data much more quickly and easily than
wireless networks. Kiss Connectivity does not require any setup in order to
perform a data transfer. Simply place the two devices together, and initiate
the transfer of selected data. Kiss Connectivity, using the USB 3.0 protocol,
can transfer a 1 GByte movie in 2 seconds.

Power Reduction

 Kiss
Connectivity facilitates high-speed data transfers between devices. Since the
overall data transmission time is dramatically reduced versus existing
technologies, battery consumption is also reduced. Kiss Connectivity data
transfers can occur nearly instantaneously while using a minimal amount of
energy.

Cost of Data Transfer

 When traveling,
international cellular data plans can be extremely expensive. Data plans in
developing countries are not affordable for a lot of people. With Kiss
Connectivity, users can use local data transfers between devices and avoid
expensive costs related to cellular data transfers

 

Mobile Device to Mobile
Device

In the last few years, mobile devices have become
mobile computing centers, helping us to manage everything in our daily lives
such as business and personal communications, entertainment, banking and
appointments. Kiss Connectivity allows for the quick and easy transfer of
information between mobile devices, including movies, photos, music, sales
presentations, and more. The Kiss Connectivity solution has significant
benefits for personal storage and data movement between devices such as
smartphones, tablets, laptops. The increasing bandwidth requirements of the
typical user have rendered existing data transfer mechanisms inadequate, and
there is a need to be able to transfer data quickly and easily. For example,
video, audio, or other data can be transmitted between two cellular phones by
simply holding the phones back-to-back against one another (as illustrated
below). With Kiss Connectivity using USB 3.0 even an entire movie can be
transmitted in just a few seconds. This method allows almost instantaneous
transfer of data with little battery usage.

 

 

                                                      
Fig.2 Mobile to Mobile with Kiss
Connectivity

Mobile Device to Docking
Station and Peripherals

 A mobile device
with Kiss Connectivity can connect to a docking station enabled with Kiss Connectivity.
That docking station can connect the mobile device to a wide range of legacy
peripherals like monitors, storage devices, keyboard and mouse via data
transfer protocols such as USB, DisplayPort, and Ethernet. Transfers are made
between the mobile device and the docking station, and then routed to the
appropriate peripheral. Currently the most common way to connect a tablet
computer to a keyboard is through a metal connector or wireless connection.
Both of these transfer methods have limitations, namely form factor and data
rate. Kiss Connectivity allows data to be transferred between these devices
without the need for any type of metal or wireless connection. The data
transfer can be accomplished by simply placing the devices in close proximity
to one another. Tablet to Keyboard with Kiss Connectivity

 

 Mobile Device to 4K Display

Mobile and computing devices are getting lighter and
thinner, and at the same time displays are becoming increasingly larger and
with higher resolution. The best of both worlds is a mobile device which can
quickly and automatically connect to larger 4K displays. Kiss Connectivity lets
OEMs seamlessly and instantaneously connect their mobile devices to the newest
high resolution 4K displays. The consumer experience is both simple and
beautiful without unsightly metal connectors and the repetitive plugging /
unplugging that leads to breakage. Kiss Connectivity enables new user
experiences that are not only trouble-free but also have a modern clean look.

 

Fig.3
Mobile Device to 4K Display with Kiss Connectivity.

 

Consistently
High-Speed Data Rates

Typical wireless networks provide
connections with inconsistent data transmission rates. The rate at which data
is transferred across current Wi-Fi or WiGig networks is proportional to the
number of users on the network and the environmental conditions of the network.
The more users connected, the slower the network. Kiss Connectivity provides a
private point-to-point data transmission of up to 6 Gbit/s depending on the
data transmission protocol implemented. This provides consistent high-speed
data transfers

between a pair of mated devices, regardless
of the number of other devices present in a given area

(such as airports, shopping malls). This is illustrated in Table 1.

 

 

Consistent Upload and
Download Data Rates

In the current transfer protocols listed in Table 2,
there is often a dramatic difference between upload and download rates. For
example, the effective transmission rate on Wi-Fi network for uploading data is
20 Mbit/s, and for downloading is 40 Mbit/s. With LTE cellular networks, the
upload rate is approximately 5 Mbit/s, and 20 Mbit/s for downloading. Kiss
Connectivity’s point-to-point data transmission rates are symmetric in either
direction

 

CONCLUSION

 Year over year,
we have witnessed an increase in the number and variety of personal and
professional mobile and computing devices on the market. Additionally, the
differences between devices have become blurred, with laptops transforming into
tablets and tablets transforming into laptops. Tablets become phones and
smartphones become computers. Smartphones become cameras etc. We carry these
devices everywhere, and in fact, they have become an extension of ourselves. We
stuff them with content, from personal and professional data and media. That
content gets scattered in the cloud, trapped in our devices, and out of sync
among our devices. The need to easily connect and transfer data between these
devices has greatly increased over time, as has user requirements for faster
and more secure data transfers. With Kiss Connectivity, product designers and
customers are now freed from the frustrations of wired and wireless
communications. Kiss Connectivity is an elegant, power-efficient solution that
can meet the people’s desire for faster and more secure ways to transfer data
and video.

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