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2006-09-01 Maximizing a portable's battery
Battery life is critical to portable applications. Juan Alvarez enumerates the do's and don'ts for designers to achieve the longest battery life possible
2007-03-01 Maximize battery life with smaller LED drivers
The advantages of charge pumps over inductive boost solutions for driving miniature LEDs are their compact size, ease of implementation and low noise.
2006-04-19 LED driver maximizes battery life
Catalyst expanded its family of LED drivers with the CAT3612, a fully programmable, 300mA camera flash LED driver.
2009-06-02 DC/DC converters maximize battery life
Linear Technology Corp. has introduced the LT3582, LT3582-5 and LT3582-12 dual channel DC/DC converters, which deliver both positive and negative outputs required in many biasing applications such as active matrix OLED displays as well as CCD applications.
2010-07-09 Comparator minimizes battery drain in portable apps
ST's TS331 comparator offers typical current consumption of only 20?A, thereby minimizing drain on the battery
2006-09-07 Stereo codecs extend battery life in portable devices
TI said its new audio codecs extends battery life by lowering power consumption in portable devices like digital still cameras and portable media players
2014-01-22 Sol'n enhances battery performance in PSoC apps
The Smart Carbon additive from Trojan Battery provides improved performance when the batteries operate in Partial State of Charge, pushing overall battery life in off-grid and unstable grid applications
2006-10-26 One-chip solutions monitor car battery state-of-charge
Analog Devices' new line of battery monitors facilitates accurate determination of battery state-of-charge and overall condition, and better control of charging and discharging profiles in order to extend battery life
2002-11-13 National, ARM to increase portable device battery life
National Semiconductor Corp. and ARM Ltd will jointly develop and market power efficient systems designed to increase the battery life of handheld portable devices by up to 400 percent
2007-06-04 Maximize your PC's energy efficiency
When a PC can deliver maximum energy savings, along with enhanced system reliability and a longer equipment lifecycle, this can lower the total cost of technology ownership.
2010-07-16 Li+ battery fuel gauges work without current sensing
Maxim launched the the MAX17040/MAX17041 and MAX17043/MAX17044 1- and 2-cell fuel-gauge ICs, which function without requiring current sensing.
2011-10-05 Designing single-battery apps
Find out how designs with a single boosted battery can reduce a project's overall cost and size
2012-03-08 DC/DC converters extend LTE smartphone battery life
TI's National LM3242 and LM3243 regulators are adaptive power supply ICs that cut power consumption of RF power amplifiers.
2007-10-17 Buck boost converter extends battery runtime
In single-cell Li-ion applications requiring a 3.3V output, the buck-boost topology of Linear Technology's LTC3520 dual-channel, 2MHz synchronous converter, can enable over 25 percent longer battery runtimes compared to a standard buck converter
2008-04-01 Battery charger chips get crafty
Battery life is arguably the most important feature in many of today's high-volume portable electronic products. While much of the portable electronics industry has migrated to the Li-ion battery, drawn by its high capacity, small size, light weight and durability, no similar consensus has been reached about the battery charger IC
2005-11-01 Architecting miniature HDDs for battery saving
New small-form-factor drive designs will increasingly need to rely on chips to speed up reaction time.
2005-08-18 Architecting miniature hard disk drives for battery saving
The growing popularity of portable consumer electronics products that use high-capacity storage is challenging the disk drive industry to develop unique solutions that meet the rapidly evolving demands.
2006-08-01 Lead-acid batteries seal in more power, extend life
EnerSys has upgraded its flooded lead-acid C family of PowerSafe and DataSafe batteries, adding a Slide-Lock post seal design to its PowerSafe CC and CA and DataSafe CX lines.
2001-09-17 Getting the most from your battery
This application note describes how to take care for the cells of test instruments in order to maximize the working life of the cell and the operating time under battery power.
2006-12-22 Chips protect muticell, Li-based battery packs
TI has introduced several new battery-management ICs to improve battery performance
2009-01-08 Battery management tech improves safety
SigFx LLC has launched the SaFPWR energy management system that extracts more power from a lithium polymer battery, prolongs the battery cell life and improves safety
2006-12-08 Battery management IC targets PDAs, smart handhelds
Maxim has introduced a backup-battery management ICthe MAX8672that provides complete charging and backup switchover control for enterprise PDAs and other smart portable devices
2007-07-12 Using cell balancing to maximize the capacity of multi-cell Li-ion battery packs
This article discusses cell balancing, offers some guidelines for implementing cell balancing, and provides some actual results achieved through cell balancing techniques.
2008-03-03 Maximize multiband handset performance
Cellphones have moved rapidly from dual-band to tri-band to even quad-band. Also, cellphones need to handle various signals for peripheral radios such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. Ultimately, it is the RF switch that must be capable of switching up to nine paths of high-power RF signals with low insertion loss, high isolation and exceptional linearity to realize the necessary multiband performance.
2008-03-03 Maximize Class-D driver benefits
Notes Alex Mihalka of International Rectifier, Class-D audio amplification circuits offer high efficiency and small size compared to the more prevalent linear Class-AB topology. Solid-state drivers that deliver 1A or more gate-drive current with 100V capability for driving half-bridge topologies to power levels of 500W into 8 ensure quality audio.
2008-05-28 Voltage charger provides superior overvoltage protection
Intersil Corp. has released the ISL9301, a high-input voltage battery charger can safely handle input voltages up to 28V
2006-11-01 Optimize power in portables with DSPs
Here are some pointers on how to optimize power consumption by terminating peripherals' unused pins on the C5509A, C5507 and C5503 DSPs.
2003-10-16 Mixed-signal integration key to future power management in portables
IC integration is simplifying the design of portable power electronics--maximizing battery life in the smallest board area and lowering cost
2006-03-01 Manage power in next-gen handsets
System engineers are "stuck" with power source options, forcing digital to drive developments in ultra-efficient battery usage
2012-03-16 Features of RL78 low power 16bit MCU
Read about the touted advantages of the Renesas RL78 low power 16bit MCU family over the other 8/16/32bit competitors.
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