Category | Power Management

Conserving Energy through Statistical Adaptation

Posted on 17 July 2019

      Efficiency is becoming more relevant due to lack of available power With operating expenses becoming a larger part of equipment purchasing decisions, manufacturers have been continuously looking for ways to reduce the energy consumption of their products. Most look for architectural changes or lower power technologies to incrementally improve the efficiency of [...]

The Correct Power Supply

Posted on 17 July 2019

      The choice has become easier To find a suitable power supply for your own application: developers and project engineers can tell many a tale about this. Despite the fact that there is an enormous choice on the market, the one that fits the bill exactly is never amongst them. Compromises regarding dimensions, [...]

Intelligent Development Platform Makes Power Management Easier

Posted on 17 July 2019

      COM-based Mobile Applications Mobilizes Computer-on-Module Applications With continuing miniaturization of processor technology, high-tech applications — whether ticket systems, diagnostic computers, or portable test devices — are becoming increasingly mobile. They all need an efficient power supply if this mobility is not to be hindered by power restrictions. By Andrea Mayer, Product Marketing [...]

High Energy Savings for Less Money

Posted on 17 July 2019

      Low-cost 8-bit MCUs support easy convergence to energy efficient designs Using sophisticated power concepts based on optimized microcontrollers provide enormous energy saving potentials in various applications. Both improved energy efficiency and reduced system costs are the driving factors in modern motor control designs used in fans, pumps, compressors, geared motors and for [...]

Power Management IC Simplifies Design for Bluetooth Headsets

Posted on 17 July 2019

      The perfect solution for space limited applications This article details recent developments in power supply circuits enabling simplified designs compared to discrete solutions. The PMU discussed also reduces the board space needed significantly for Bluetooth headsets. By Thomas Schaeffner, Texas Instruments, Freising   Recently Bluetooth headsets have become popular not only as [...]

Effective Battery Charging and Management

Posted on 17 July 2019

      This can save the environment while improving customer experience The awareness of environmental impact has extended to the segment of portable electronics. Consumers increasingly demand better performance and “sexy” industrial designs. At the same time, they expect products to minimize any negative impact on the environment. By George Paparrizos, Director, Product Marketing, [...]

Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Power over Ethernet PSE Design

Posted on 17 July 2019

      Efficient port controller combined with power management can result in power savings Clause 33 of IEEE 802.3 is the standard for delivering power over Ethernet (PoE). As specified in this standard, up to 15.4 Watts can be delivered to a powered device (PD) over all cable types. IEEE 802.3at, a new extension [...]

Wide Input, Low Output POL Regulators

Posted on 10 July 2019

      Delivery of Benchmark Efficiency With High Density Capable of handling input voltages as wide as 1.5V to 16V, the second generation integrated point-of-load (POL) regulators are designed to deliver output voltages from 0.7V to 12V at peak efficiency greater than 96%. Thanks to programmable switching frequencies up to 1.5 MHz, this voltage [...]

A New Generation of Lower Power Consumption Power ICs

Posted on 10 July 2019

      Reducing switching frequency at no load for lower power consumption Today's environmental concerns are more complex, far-reaching and interconnected than in the past, and using energy more efficiently has become a global mandate. In recent years, consumer power supplies are encouraged to abide by energy-saving specifications, such as California Energy Commission (CEC) [...]

Benefits in Portable Consumer Applications

Posted on 05 July 2019

      Using an Intelligent Power Management Solution In today’s consumer electronics marketplace, it’s become increasingly difficult to separate different classes of products. Users now demand more from their mobile phones than simply making and receiving calls, and their portable navigation devices (PNDs) need to do more than just get them from point A [...]