Power Optimization

Optimizing the power requirements for efficient designs while matching performance targets.


Reducing MCU power consumption without compromising response times

MCUs with autonomous peripherals can reduce software complexity while delivering faster response times at lower clock speeds and using less power. Read More


Reaping the benefits of instant-on FPGAs

Instant-on devices can operate in the early points of the system voltage’s power-up curve and serve a vital function in supporting complex power-on Read More


Balancing memory performance and power consumption in IoT applications

A new generation of IoT devices are revolutionizing the way devices function and communicate but neither the components designed for high performance Read More


Battery monitoring with ultra low power comparators

Small button- or coin-cell batteries power many of the portable consumer electronics in use today. This article discusses how some simple, low-power Read More


Powering patient-connected equipment

This paper discusses two approaches for power systems within medical equipment for patient-connected applications. Read More


USB Type-C and power delivery 101 – Power delivery protocol

The USB Type-C Power Delivery (PD) specification can lower the cost and simplify the implementation of power delivery over USB. In this article, we Read More


USB Type-C and power delivery 101 – Ports and connections

When paired with the new Power Delivery (PD) specification, Type-C offers enhancements to the existing USB 3.1 interconnect that lower the cost and Read More


Accurate measurement of battery state-of-charge

This article examines how fuel gauging technology has evolved such that now technology exists that provides an accurate reading of battery Read More


A close look at a faulty notebook battery

A reader offered to do further debugging on a previously mentioned faulty laptop battery and his conclusion might surprise you. Read More


Maintaining bus voltage using a bidirectional DC/DC regulator and supercapacitor charger

This LTC design note shows how to combine a supercapacitor charge controller with a robust DC-DC to make a wide input-range supply with transient Read More


Managing power supply sequencing and supervision, part 2

LTpowerPlay is the best way to interface with the LTC2937 over the I2C bus. Read More


Managing power supply sequencing and supervision, part 1

This article walks through common scenarios and how to successfully apply the features of the LTC2937 power supply sequencer and supervisor. Read More


Power system management with Linduino

Linduino is a great way to get started learning the basics of PSM programming. Read More


Power optimization for battery-less BLE beacons

Energy harvesting can power BLE beacons but designers need to optimize power consumption in every aspect of the embedded system. Read More


Exploring design methodologies for next-generation IoT sensors

IoT sensor SoCs will need to leverage adaptive techniques for efficient, autonomous data collection with the lowest possible power consumption. Read More


Solving power management of multiprocessor systems with the eXtensible Energy Management Interface

XEMI offers standard approach for managing system power in scalable heterogeneous multiprocessor systems. Read More


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Achieve up to 99 Percent Efficiency in a Robust Battery Backup System Using a True Bidirectional Buck-Boost Controller

Save & Follow 15 November 2018

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