Category | Portable Power

Don’t be Restrained by Power Constraints

Posted on 17 July 2019

      Battery powered devices must operate from a single charge. In a fast paced business such as integrated electronics, suppliers who don’t foresee significant sea changes in customer demand are at risk of missing opportunities, particularly if they’re not able to respond quickly and with the right solution. For some time, semiconductor providers [...]

Memory LCDs are based on Continuous Grain Silicon Technology.

Posted on 05 July 2019

      Low power application example: Solar reader The Corporate Publishing division of a large German publisher has received an order to develop a customer magazine on the topic of sustainability for a management consultancy firm. For a small exclusive share of the circulation (approx. 700 copies), which the management consultancy firm will use [...]

Design Considerations for Implementing Multiple Sources Charging Solutions

Posted on 29 June 2019

      As battery-powered electronics become power hungry due to the ever-increasing demand for functionality and features, consumers are constantly looking for more convenient and easily available charging solutions. This drives the need to charge handheld devices through multiple sources – AC adapter, universal serial bus (USB) adapters, wireless, solar and any other custom [...]

Integrated Approach to Wireless Charging Technology

Posted on 29 June 2019

      Technology Gives Mobile Devices a Boost Wireless Power technology is on the rise; in the last few years, many proprietary after-market solutions have become available for a variety of mobile devices. Industry as a whole recognized the need for a wireless power standard and adopted ‘Qi’ (pronounced Chee) as a universal standard [...]

Enabling More Effective Battery Charging Over USB Interconnects

Posted on 29 June 2019

      USB ports are clearly a convenient place for portable devices to draw power from Developed in the mid 1990s, USB has gone on to become the most widely used data interface on the planet. Its huge popularity has certain additional upshots which are also now being realised. Market pressures are beginning to [...]

Enabling Device Connectivity for Remote Power Management

Posted on 29 June 2019

      Reduced maintenance expenses, and higher uptime are quickly realized. Many businesses and service providers rely heavily on geographically dispersed equipment. But when a device “locks-up” or fails, the options for recovery are limited. By Martin Poppelaars, VP EMEA Sales Europe, Lantronix   Being able to get to the equipment remotely can save [...]

Saving Energy in Portable Electronics

Posted on 23 August 2019

      Using Ambient Light Sensors (ALS) In portable electronic products, reducing the power consumption to provide the user with increased battery life is one of today’s critical design considerations. The liquid crystal display (LCD) and its associated backlighting are among the more (and frequently the most) power-hungry loads in portable products. As a [...]

Active Matrix OLED

Posted on 01 September 2019

      The next generation Display Technology The latest active matrix OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays have superior picture quality and can be manufactured super thin. Prototypes with a thickness of just 0.25mm are already shown. These types of displays require specific power supplies to achieve best picture quality and smallest solution size. [...]

USB On-The-Go

Posted on 01 June 2019

    USB for portable systems The ever increasing number of battery powered portable devices in use, and performance driven demand for a high-speed data interface resulted in development and consequent wide adoption of the point-to-point USB protocol known as USB On-The-Go. By Thomas Schaeffner, Systems Engineer Power Management Units, Texas Instruments   The initial [...]

Trends in Battery Powered Portable Devices

Posted on 01 March 2019

      Power rail requires a fixed 3.3V output The year of 2006 turned out to be a stellar year for the shipment of battery-powered portable electronic devices. During the course of 2006, consumers bought over 950 million cell phones, 220 million notebooks, 140 million MP3 players, 90 million DSCs and 10 million GPS [...]