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Abstract: The connector is something which has remained
unchanged for decades, unlike almost every other aspect of mobile and other computer hardware
design. The designers of the product often struggle
with the metal connectors which are very delicate to meet the present-day
requirements like sleek structure and better appearance. Also, the EMI, ASD and
RFI design issues have gotten worse due to additional requirements like high
communication speeds. Even though, these problems were resolved some extent by
the advent of the wireless communications but new problems were added such as
cost, antenna design complexity, major power consumption and customer frustration
with slow wireless networks and managing passwords and pairing issues. With
KISS CONNECTIVITY, a solid- state connectivity solution, Keyssa has reinvented
the connectors and designed a new contactless connectivity to solve the
problems faced due to both wired and wireless communication for the purpose of
data transfer between devices done through various connection techniques. this
paper deals with dramatic improvement that KISS CONNECTIVITY offers over wired
and wireless communication networks and how it enables the OEM’S to easily
differentiate their product offerings.                                                                                            



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There are numerous advancements in data
transfer technology, but the Keyssa, California based startup company has taken
it to a way ahead, it invented a new way to connect devices and transfer data
of about 6GB within few seconds with single touch from one smartphone to the other
more efficiently and the name given to this technology is KISS CONNECTIVITY.
Keyssa aimed to create fastest channel for the data transfer among the devices
without any need of port, cables or any other kind of dependency that will slow
the process of transfer of  the data.



The KISS CONNECTIVITY, even though, is a
new and advanced technology, works the same as NFC technology but it is way
more efficient than NFC. Suppose, we need to transfer data from one smartphone
to another and both devices have the predesigned KISS CONNECTIVITY chip inbuilt
in them, then we have to touch the devices so that a contact is made between
the chips to transfer data with flash speed. The chips, embedded in both
devices, create a magnetic channel to transfer data instantly. This technology
has the potential to replace all the conventional ways of connecting devices
like  Bluetooth for data transmission.

Currently, the devices have to be connected
with the help of ports or cables or the internet to transfer the content but
the KISS CONNECTIVITY will reduce the burden from devices by eliminating the
need of ports once and for all by simple touch made by the devices. Also, the
speed is greatly improved by providing 6GB per second which is something that
everyone wants today. The smartphone or device manufacturer only need to embed a single chip
in their devices and their devices not become slimmer but also have the fastest
mode of transferring the data. The Kiss Connectivity technology is not much
popular yet and most of the people are unaware of this fastest mode of data
transfer. The only device which is currently using this technology is Acer
Aspire Switch 12 S tablet. Apart from this, there is also news that upcoming
smartphones may have the kiss connectivity inbuilt in them to transfer the



Current Situation:

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

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

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


Keyssa has reinvented the connector
to meet the changing needs of both consumers and the manufacturers. Consumers
bemoan the clutter of cables and the adapters required to connect devices and
yearn for sleek, elegant devices which can withstand water, dirt and everyday
wear and tear. Manufacturers are looking for ways to minimize the size of
devices yet provide performance which the customers expect. Kiss Connectors are
a 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 the need for  cable is eliminated. Simply “kiss” two devices
by touching the devices, and data will be 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 it co-exists with wireless power standards.
• Secure: Kiss Connectors are a point-to-point connection – the 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 the nearest proximity close to one another. They will
connect and disconnect automatically..



Innovative Design

 The typical
mechanical connector needed to move the data from one device to another takes
up significant space inside mobile and computing devices. 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.


 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 the increasing data usage, it becomes a challenge to make
mechanical connectors in an acceptable form factor and still maintain the
signal integrity. Kiss Connectivity reinvents the connector by creating a tiny
solid-state coffee bean-sized connector which can be embedded anywhere along
the surface of the 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

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. Kiss Connectivity does not require
physical interconnection to transfer data, which results 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  need not 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 the potential interference between 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 the Kiss Connectivity, 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

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



Wireless communications have many shortcomings, it
includes limited data security, low data rates, unreliable connections, shared
bandwidth amongst  the 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 a 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 the
wireless networks.

 Secure Point-to-Point Data Connection

wireless networks provide public, multi-point connections that are not
necessarily the most secure. Kiss Connectivity provides a private point-to-point
connection. Because of the low radiated power and limited range of  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

Connectivity allows users to transfer data much more quickly and easily than the
wireless networks. This does not require any setup in order to perform the data
transfer. Simply place 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

Connectivity facilitates high-speed data transfers between the devices. Since overall
data transmission time is  reduced dramatically
versus existing technologies, which reduces battery consumption. 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

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

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.


Mobile Device to 4K Display with Kiss Connectivity.


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.


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