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What is energy consumption?
The amount of power needed to make something happen or work. Alternatively, the amount of energy consumed in the form in which it is acquired by the user.
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2015-03-31 Why minimise vampire power consumption
Standby mode is an energy drain that needs to be reconsidered. More has to be done in saving energy on a global basis, however such small but ubiquitous changes can have a great impact
2009-03-03 Voltage reference vastly reduces energy consumption over typical solution
Using a shunt reference and op amp, a low-power, low-voltage series reference can be designed. The circuit consumes very low power (2.4?A) and offers excellent line regulation (90dB) and load regulation (0.1V/A).
2010-05-25 VCOs lower energy consumption in base stations
RF Micro Devices is rolling out a new family of laminate-based voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs) for cellular infrastructure and other high-performance wireless transceiver applications.
2007-05-11 Ultracompact LEDs consume less than 50% energy
Rohm has developed the PicoLED-eco (SML-P11 series) ultracompact LEDs which are claimed to meet the demand for high brightness and lower power consumption
2011-06-10 U.K. university studies advanced energy-saving methods
University researchers will explore how and why people use energy in the home, find high-tech ways to cut energy usage, and enable the design and evaluation of next-gen intervention strategies
2008-11-03 Trimming standby power supply consumption
Consumer electronics and home appliances, and in general all electronic equipment, play a key role in the reduction of the energy consumption. This requires a continuous technological improvement of all electronics products. New advanced solutions must be continuously and rapidly developed with high quality, efficiency and respect for the environment.
2011-08-09 TI's Smart Energy solution receives Zigbee certification
TI's Z-Stack 2.5.0 is now ZigBee certified for its Smart Energy 1.1implementation that will aid developers in creating interoperable, consumer-friendly HAN technologies
2008-08-29 TI slashes energy draw in DTV sets by 25
TI claims its two power management chips will help increase energy efficiency and reduce system size and cost in DTVs
2009-02-04 The role of semiconductors in energy conservation
The most interesting thing is that underlying all of those technologies (and many others) are the semiconductors that provide the computational engines, the sensing and signal conditioning as well as the power conversion.
2007-06-18 The intricate dance of cutting power consumption
Key players in the industry are collaborating to deliver low-power solutions that bring more automated EDA tools, smarter IP, standard formats and more power-stingy processes together into true end-to-end solutions. EDA and IP companies have worked within the Accellera standards organization to develop the Unified Power Format (UPF).
2008-11-04 The Energy Impact of Grid Computing
Typically, distributed computing is done with super computers designed with multiple processor cores such as those built by IBM and other vendors. Now, imagine millions of computers tied together into one massive supercomputer.
2012-03-21 Taking advantage of MCU sleep modes to boost energy savings
Learn about the different MCU modes that allow energy conservation
2011-09-01 Taking advantage of ambient energy
Know how to convert ambient energy sources into electrical energy by utilizing an appropriate transducer, such as thermoelectric generator for heat, a piezoelectric element for vibration, or a photovoltaic cell for sunlight
2007-05-21 Survey: More firms to invest in energy efficiency measures
A survey among North American business leaders indicated plans to invest in energy efficiency measures to help fight rising costs of energy prices
2005-09-01 Stacking up new energy storage options
Fuel cells power up future demands in energy consumption and storage
2009-03-25 ST supports STBs with reduced power consumption
STMicroelectronics supports the moves toward an assessment of STB performance through total energy consumption as used in other sectors of the consumer electronics industry.
2012-10-10 Smart energy management devices to reach 6 million in 2012
A recent report by IMS research forecasts that the market for smart energy management devices will grow past six million units in 2012 and reach 30 million in 2016
2013-01-04 Smart embedded MCUs help attain energy efficiency
Read about a new generation of microcontrollers paving the way for the creation of new types of energy efficient products
2012-01-18 Semiconductors and the world's energy crisis
The dramatic increase in the number of people around the world using power and the number of power-hungry devices we use calls for a big change in the world's approach to electrical power.
2008-05-01 Save energy with next generation IGBTs
For industrial applications, with state-of the art inverters, special optimized types of power semiconductors are needed. The new 1200V IGBT4 generation combined with improved emitter control diodes from Infineon provides three optimized chip versions for low, medium and high power IGBT modules that are designed for the needs of modern inverter concepts for different applications.
2013-02-27 Research targets highly energy-efficient CMOS logic systems
Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers proposed a new architecture of power-gating using non-volatile SRAM and non-volatile FF circuits called non-volatile power-gating for high performance systems.
2011-06-29 Research center targets home energy conservation
GreenWave Reality collaborates with Swinburne University to create an Energy Management Research Center in Melbourne, Australia that aims to advance home energy conservation
2009-05-18 Report: SSD energy savings could power a country
The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) could allow the data centers to trim their cumulative electricity consumption by 166,643MWH from 2008 to 2013, according to iSuppli Corp
2013-09-02 Reducing device power consumption (Part 3
Part 3 continues with the discussion on different network standby techniques to reduce power.
2013-08-26 Reducing device power consumption (Part 2
In this instalment, we will focus on automated proxy.
2013-08-12 Reducing device power consumption (Part 1
The first instalment discusses the embedded cyclical states and packet classification.
2008-08-18 Reduce standby mode energy use
The number of electrical products used in private homes and offices is growing at an extremely fast pace. But these products consume considerable amounts of electrical power during standby mode. This article proposes a power management solution for electrical devices during standby mode, compliant with power efficiency specifications.
2008-04-28 Reduce power consumption in UWB chips
One especially sweet spot for UWB and Wireless USB is in mobile, battery-operated devices requiring high bandwidth and low power consumption
2013-10-28 Real-time energy audit cuts power use of factories
Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Manufacturing Technology developed an approach to track the daily energy usage of individual machines and monitors the operational state of a machine in

A team of scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, together with researchers at the National University of Singapore and The University of Texas, United States, has developed an approach to track the daily energy usage of individual machines. According to them, the approach monitors the operational state of a machine in real time.

2010-01-27 Power switches save up to 30% energy consumption
Saturation voltage Vce(sat) of 1.65V suits the devices for 4-15kHz frequencies typical of home appliances.
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