The Anatomy of the Mobile Phone

Joint meeting with the North West Midlands branch of the IET

Date:
Tuesday 6 December 2011

Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm start

Venue:
Ruxton Lecture Theatre, Staffordshire University, Beaconside, Stafford.

Speaker:
Peter Anderson MA (Cantab), MEng, CEng, MIET
Also a Member of Royal Institute of Navigation (MRIN)
ST-Ericsson GPS Fellow

Abstract:

Have you ever wondered how your mobile phone works?

Come along to the lecture and we will tell you houw, and give you tea.

Mobile phones have become part of everyday life. In some respects they are dispensible. However very few of us know how they work. This lecture will explore both transmission systems, the environments they work in, and the electronic devices (chips) that make up their circuit boards. The mysteries of WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Detecting magnetic north and many other functions will be uncovered and demonstrated.