Print  |  Send  |   

How low can you go? Driving down standby power in next-generation adaptors

May 30, 2012 // By Grant Floyd

How low can you go? Driving down standby power in next-generation adaptors

From the charging of a tablet PC or smartphone battery to powering a laptop computer or home router, power adaptors have established themselves an essential part of everyday life.

For the consumer electronics OEMs that bundle these adaptors with their products there are two key driving factors that need to be addressed. These are ensuring high efficiency levels, meeting safety regulations and simultaneously having a compact form factor. In recent times, thanks to a combination of government legislation and energy efficiency programs such as Energy Star, the European Ecodesign Directive and the China Standard Certification Center (CSC), there has been a major focus on further driving down adaptors' overall power consumption levels by minimizing the amount of energy used while in standby mode. The following article looks at the technology trends emerging which are enabling the latest requirements to be addressed, including new processes that reduce the number of external components utilized - leading to sleeker, more lightweight designs.

Read the full article on page 22 of our May digital edition.

All news

Power components

Follow us

Fast, Accurate & Relevant for Design Engineers only!

Technical papers     

Linear video channel


Read more

This month Ambiq Micro is giving away five of its 'Apollo EVB' evaluation boards, worth 9 each for EETimes Europe’s readers to assess the capabilities of their cutting-edge Apollo sub-threshold microcontroller.

The new suite of Apollo MCUs is based on the 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 floating point microcontroller and redefines 'low power' with energy consumption that is typically five to...


Design centers     

Infotainment Making HDTV in the car reliable and secure

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.


You must be logged in to view this page

Login here :