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Optimize power with next-gen ASSP

Posted: 03 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ASSP power management? optimize power in handheld? ASSP in handheld battery?

In 2006, consumers bought over 1 billion cellphones, 220 million notebook computers, 140 million MP3 players, 90 million digital still cameras and 10 million personal navigation devices. All these products have something in common in terms of their internal systems configuration.

First, they are all battery-powered, typically with a type of Li-ion battery as the primary power source but with other input power sources available as alternatives and also for battery-charging purposes. And second, they all have built-in storage capacity, usually having a kind of ROM, DRAM or NAND flash and in many cases, HDD or secure digital I/O card. A recent study by technology research firm IDC determined that the world generated 161 billion Gbytes (161exabytes) of digital information in 2006, an equivalent of information in 2 billion iPods.

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