How low can you go? Driving down standby power in next-generation adaptors
May 30, 2012 // By Grant Floyd
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
Intel, Micron launch "bulk-switching" ReRAM
July 28, 2015
Intel Corp. and Micron Technology Inc. have launched a new class of non-volatile memory that they have called 3D Xpoint and ...
Demand for radar systems boosts Infineonís chip production
'Test city' opens for autonomous cars
AMS buys environmental sensor business from NXP
World first: Samsung monitor integrates inbuilt wireless charging
Breakthrough for really cost-efficient fuel cells in sight?
July 27, 2015
Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a manufacturing technique for platinum nanocages that can ...
Pelican makes lay-offs, refocuses on depth sensing
SK Hynix starts 3D NAND flash production
Analog design and the age of digital correction
- Test environment for the positioning elements of wearable devices
- Automotive Circuit Protection using Littelfuse Automotive TVS Diodes
- Top 5 Challenges for testing Today's Consumer Electronics
- Critical Requirements in High Speed Signal Generation Applications
InterviewGlobalfoundries' CEO on why FD-SOI and why now
With its latest news Globalfoundries Inc. has not only confirmed itself as a supporter of the fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) approach to IC manufacturing but that it also thinks sufficiently ...
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, Novelda is giving away two full XeThru Inspiration kits worth 1499 US Dollars each, for EETimes Europe's readers to experiment first hand with its XeThru technology.Based on the use of radio waves, rather than infrared, ultrasound or light, the company's X2M1000 Inspiration modules can detect presence just from the chest movement while breathing, and measure both the rate and... 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.