Less sucky power amplifiers will double smartphone battery life (page 2)

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A Massachusetts-based company has reportedly developed a power amplifier that could double the battery life of smartphones, tablet computers, handheld gaming systems, and other popular consumer electronic devices. The company, a start-up by the name of Eta Devices, could provide a solution to "a power efficiency problem that is decades old," BGR's Zach Epstein said Thursday, citing MIT's Technology Review. The device aims to overcome "inefficiencies in RF power amplifiers, which convert low-power radio signals into higher-power signals" and are "blamed for much of the power loss in cell phones and other devices," and the Cambridge-based company is hoping to commercially release the technology sometime in 2013, according to Epstein. MIT professors Joel Dawson and David Perreault, co-founders of Eta Devices, told Gene Ryan Briones of Ubergizmo that they intend to begin by using the technology at LTE base stations next year. If that trial is successful

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