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The greatest mobile device design challenge: power management

Posted: 24 Feb 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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By TInergy team

These days it seems we all rely on our handsets for everything!from keeping up in touch with our family and friends to checking news to accessing business documents. When that little red battery symbol turns on, panic sets in. The pressure's on to send that last email, make that last call and do everything to suck the last bit of life out of it.

As we rely on mobile devices each day, the need for power efficiency increases. Camera phone snapshots, MP3 audio playback, Internet browsing and GPS navigation!things we've grown to love!are just a few of the many features that drain battery life.

TI's new OMAP 4 platform is the perfect example of mobile computing performance at low power!which allows certain core components of your handset to sleep when not in use. The OMAP 4 platform also integrates a power management companion chip and TI's SmartReflex 2 technology to run an intelligent, power-saving system. Together, these advancements allow for 10+ hours of 1080p HD video playback, 4+ hours of 1080p HD record, and 140+ hours of CD-quality audio playback.

Physics !along with new features!will continue to challenge enhancements in battery technology. But, with the right power management technology, tools and tracking, TI is working hard to keep your handset alive and well for days at a time.

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