Charger technology could help end 'vampire' energy loss
January 05, 2011 // Phil Ling
Freescale Semiconductor says it is finding innovative ways to stop 'vampire; energy loss; the loss of power that occurs when an AC adapter is plugged into an electrical outlet but isn't charging a device. Its Watt Saver technology is said to automatically eliminate no-load power consumption for AC adaptors, potentially providing substantial energy savings over existing manual versions.
Freescale says it will also donate one percent of all Watt Saver revenue to a global green ecology non-profit organisation.
The Watt Saver technology consists of patent-pending hardware and software implementations enabling the main power source to be disconnected when no power is required by the connected device.
This technology can apply to numerous battery powered consumer devices, such as cellular phones, tablets, eReaders, MP3 players and even higher powered battery operated devices such as laptop PCs and netbooks.
According to a report by the International Energy Agency and the European Union, it is estimated that vampire power accounts for more than 10 percent of the electricity used in homes and offices and it will continue to rise to 49 terawatt hours by 2014, burning as much electricity as the combined electricity consumption for Austria, the Czech Republic and Portugal. It is expected that the energy consumed by information, communications and consumer electronics will double by 2022 and triple by 2030.
Freescale says that, With Watt Saver technology, a universal power adapter conforming to the ITU-T L.1000 recommended standard can be designed with a zero Watt, no –load power consumption.
The company adds that the eco-friendly charger uses no more energy than needed to charge its device and it has a longer useable life because it can potentially be used with any new device.
For more information, go to www.freescale.com/wattsaverAll news
RS Components and Allied Electronics connect with Rosenberger for global distribution
October 24, 2014
RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics, the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, have signed a global distribution ...
Pixel chip sparks energy-efficient intelligent LED headlamps
Noise cancellation: The sounds of silence in the car
HPLEDs double light output, cut costs by 40 percent
Startup creates virtual cores
Photochemical compounds for tunable OLED devices
October 24, 2014
Spanish researchers have developed new organic compounds characterized by a higher modularity, stability and efficiency, ...
Consumer chips in the car? Experts demand adequate design processes
Murata cheerleaders demonstrate sensors, swarm intelligence
Radon and VOCs detection goes personal
- 5 Best Practices for Designing Flexible Test Stations
- Intelligent PLCs Expand the Internet of Things
- Solutions for Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul
- Enter Linduino
InterviewCEO interview: AMS' Laney on driving a sensor-driven business
Kirk Laney, CEO of Austrian mixed-signal chip and sensor company AMS, wants to leverage the opportunity that technology affords to create new markets for sensors and sensor interfaces.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Oscium is giving away three of its iMSO-204L dual analogue iOS oscilloscopes, worth USD400 each. Designed with native Lightning compatibility, the iMSO-204L transforms the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into an ultra-portable, two-channel oscilloscope.
Since Apple changed its connector, Oscium has been working to bring native compatibility to its customers. The third generation...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.