mPhase Technologies Chief Scientist Reports Progress in Electronic Compass Designed for GPS Navigation in Cell Phones
In a Presentation at NanoTX06, Victor Lifton Will Describe Significant Improvements in Size, Sensitivity and Cost
LITTLE FALLS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In his remarks at NanoTX06, the Chief Scientist of mPhase Technologies (OTCBB:XDSL) today will describe how the company’s development of a new class of ultra-sensitive magnetometers could help add important navigation functions to mobile phones when used as a small, cost-effective electronic compass.
“This design could be very cost-effective for consumer products.”
In his talk, titled “Transforming Science into Real World Products,” Victor Lifton refers to a recent study by WTC Consulting of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) for consumer products, which called mobile phones “the dangling carrot” for integrated compasses. The report said that current devices are too big and cost too much to be practical in cell phones.
“We have already produced a single-axis integrated MEMS magnetometer prototype, and envision a monolithic three-axis ultra-sensitive device to yield a very small footprint,” Lifton says. “This design could be very cost-effective for consumer products.”
The tiny mPhase magnetometer, which fits on the dateline of a Lincoln penny, has already been shown to be an order of magnitude more sensitive than commercially available un-cooled devices. These fundamental improvements in size, sensitivity and cost could meet critical needs in a range of markets.
In addition to the magnetometer project, Lifton also oversees development of a novel mPhase battery which won the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Energy Storage Enabling Technology Award, presented at a banquet in San Antonio this week. mPhase’s "smart" battery design relies on nanostructures to separate electrolytes from the positive and negative electrodes, thereby preventing premature electrochemical reactions until activated. The storage device is expected to have an exceedingly long shelf life and set new levels for miniaturization and flexibility. Frost & Sullivan called it “a pioneering battery design” that “promises to revolutionize the portable reserve power storage market.”
Editor’s Note: To schedule an interview with Victor Lifton at NanoTX2006, please contact Sam Gronner, 201 592 7896, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) develops and commercializes next-generation telecommunications and nanotechnology solutions, delivering novel systems to the marketplace that advance functionality and reduce costs. The company, awarded the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology Award and the Nano 50 Award from NASA Nanotech Briefs, is bringing nanotechnology out of the laboratory and into the market with a planned innovative long life power cell. Additionally, the company is working on prototype ultra-sensitive magnetometers that promise up to a several hundred-fold increase in sensitivity as compared with available un-cooled sensors. More information is available at the mPhase Web site at www.mPhaseTech.com
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