Abstract: The connector is something that has remained unchanged
for decades, unlike almost every other aspect of mobile and computer hardware design.
Product designers often struggle with the metal
connectors which are 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 they added new problems such as cost, antenna
design complexity, major power consumption and customer frustration with slow
wireless networks, 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.
INDEX TERMS: NFC TECHNOLOGY, USB 3.0,
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 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 the 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 the devices by eliminating
the need of ports once and for all by the 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
Almost every component of mobile and
computing devices has seen many major innovations over the past decades.
Mechanical connectors have not. As the devices decrease in size and data rates
increase, product designs continue to suffer from inherent limitations posed by
• The Reliability due to fragility of
• EMI/RFI emitted from the metal inside a connector as well as a cable,
especially at higher data rates
• Unsightly holes resulting from the need for a receptacle.
Wireless communications have
eliminated many of the connector design issues, but has added new ones like cost, antenna design complexity,
major power consumption and customer frustration with slow, shared wireless
networks, managing passwords and pairing issues.
Keyssa reinvented the connector to
meet the changing needs of both consumers and the 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 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 they eliminate the need for a cable.
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..
KISS CONNECTIVITY WHITE PAPER
VS. WIRED COMMUNICATIONS
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
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