current drain

current drain

[′kər·ənt ‚drān]
(electricity)
The current taken from a voltage source by a load. Also known as drain.
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When a device goes to power down mode, you expect the current drain to drop quite a bit," says Jim Mielke, Vice President of Teardowns at ABI Research.
Spirent Communications provided its Chromatic test platform for the video performance analysis and its Quantum Battery Life Measurement System to measure the current drain with the voice and video telephony/chat applications that we tested.
While achieving the industry's lowest current drain by aggressive improvements to the circuit technology, Renesas also succeeded in incorporating external components into the chip itself.
5V, demonstrating exceptionally low shutdown current drain to help facilitate compliance in low-standby power applications.
I'm concerned about quiescent current drain when the car is locked and parked in a garage.
The burst-mode operation reduces the current drain of the batteries, thus enabling extended gaming sessions without the need to recharge or change batteries.
The current drain for most tests was in line with the prior generation's design, and the video encode was actually poorer, although the actual cores were found to draw 33% less power.
Advanced features like envelope tracking and the associated current drain benefits are realized quickly and seamlessly through our comprehensive programming model and transceiver architecture, allowing our customers to produce advanced handsets including ET this year.
Accurate capture of current drain measurements from seconds to days directly to a PC.
The new GPIO/keypad controllers feature the industry's lowest active current drain and integrated programmable logic/PWM (pulse-width modulator) in the smallest available package.
Is also required to teach these baskets plastic bags and their current drain as needed, at least 1 time per week - purchase baskets and bags is the responsibility of the Contractor.
Many engineers are under pressure to extend battery life in their applications, and these new devices meet that demand by offering high power-added efficiency to reduce battery current drain, while their low operating voltages further extend battery life.