Why Keyssa Built a Better Connector: Part 2 – Mechanical Reliability

Stephan Lang
VP RF Systems Engineering, Keyssa

 

Why Keyssa Built a Better Connector: Part 2 – Mechanical Reliability

Think about it. The concept of the mechanical connector was invented over 100 years ago and has remained essentially the same 100 years later. Bring two pieces of metal together to create a connection.

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The iPhone 12 MagSafe: Foreshadowing a Connector-less Smartphone World?

Roger Isaac,
CTO, Keyssa

Whatever you think about Apple products (I happen to use Android), you have to give them credit for taking major steps that fundamentally change the way people use smartphones. I guess that should not be surprising. After all, Apple invented the category. Although Apple iPhones may not have all the bells and whistles of some of the other phones on the market, there are times when their newly announced phones foreshadow a trend that everyone in the industry acknowledges, but no one else dare take that step in the own products.

Such is the case with the iPhone 12 and its MagSafe wireless charger.

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Keyssa is at the Center of the LED Video Wall Explosion

By Steve Venuti
VP Marketing, Keyssa

Mention the words “LED Video Wall” to anyone at Keyssa, and their eyes will light up. The LED video wall market is at that rocket ship point of inflection where price, market need, and enabling technology are all empowering entirely new uses cases for a world where stunning displays will be everywhere — from the sides of buildings to lobby walls to conference rooms and ultimately, to the walls of your home. And Keyssa’s wireless connector, quite literally, is at the center of all this.

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Which of These Connectors is about to Fail?

By Steve Venuti
VP Marketing, Keyssa

ISE (Integrated Systems Europe): Why February is Keyssa’s Favorite Month

It’s cold, it’s gray, it’s wet…but it’s also where 80,000 AV and professional systems integrators gather at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) to get a glimpse of the future of the global AV industry. And for Keyssa, it’s validation that we have hit the center of the “pain point” bullseye by addressing one of the most fundamental challenges of the exploding LED video wall market. The mechanical connector.

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Device-to-device Connections in a 5G World Need a 5G Connector: Why I Decided to Join Keyssa

By Rubén Caballero
Chief Wireless Strategist, Keyssa
Formerly VP Engineering at Apple, Inc

5G is the fifth generation of mobile internet connectivity and the feature set is promising: faster data download and upload speeds, wider coverage, more stable connections and lower latency for mission critical operations (think autonomous vehicles, robotics, etc.). Of course, faster speeds are always desirable, but lower latency may be of higher importance for mission critical applications. The processing time required for both sender and receiver using traditional wireless technologies cannot meet the latency requirements of mission critical use cases. It’s all about making better use of the radio spectrum and enabling far more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time.

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The Fragility of Metal (you can hear the kids screaming)

Steve Venuti, VP Marketing, Keyssa

This week saw ominous words for Switch gamers coming out of Nintendo:

‘We are aware of recent reports that some Joy-Con controllers are not responding correctly’

As focused as Nintendo is with an unparalleled user experience, everything can fall apart at that potential single point of failure….the mechanical connector.

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Hardware Is No Longer Hard

Steve Venuti, VP Marketing, Keyssa

For the longest time, hardware was exactly as the name suggests: hard, rigid, inflexible. Purchasing an HDTV or a cell phone meant first choosing a screen size…features were the next level of decision making. Why? Because the physical form factor, whether on your wall or in your pocket or purse, was not going to change. It was immutable. But all that is changing.

2 Cases in Point: Displays and Phones

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New Advancements in Medical Connector Technology

Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE
Professor and Director, Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

The first line in a recent article published in News-Medical.net (“Infection Control by Sterilizing Medical Connectors & Equipment”) says it all:

“The importance of sterilizing medical connectors and equipment is impossible to overstate.”

 

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The Fundamental Problem with I/O: There is No Moore’s Law for Pins

Roger Isaac, Chief Technology Officer; Keyssa, Co-architect, VPIO

Ajay Bhatt, Former Chief I/O Architect, Intel; Co-architect, VPIO

Learn more at www.vpio.org

It’s been 50 years since Gordon Moore published his prophetic observation, and as we all know, it has had a seminal impact on the development of solid-state devices. It’s been the basis for the speed of development of processors. It’s had a similar impact on the development of SSDs. But there is one key area of computing that has not seen the benefits of Moore’s Law.

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