sleep mode

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sleep mode

A low power mode in a computer. Also called "standby mode," the screen and hard disks are turned off, but the memory (RAM) chips are continually refreshed in order to retain their contents. In addition, the CPU is throttled down to its lowest power state. The computer is immediately restored for use when the user touches a key or moves the mouse. For alternate power-down and hybrid sleep modes, see hibernate.
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These include an ultra low power 32 kHz crystal oscillator, automatic disabling and re-enabling of brown out detection (BOD) circuitry during sleep modes, a power reduction register (PRR) that completely powers down individual peripherals, and digital input disable registers that turn off the digital inputs to specific pins.
The MIC2206 is a PWM synchronous buck regulator featuring a LDO standby mode quiescent current of only 18uA with dual voltage level for stand-by and sleep modes.
In between sample periods, the radios can be configured for sleep modes that use less than 35 microamps, making the RF modules an ideal communication solution for battery-powered applications.
This feature is extremely important for laptops with sleep modes and computers that have an instant on feature and never really turn off (such as Hewlett-Packard's OmniBook).
For the first time, users will be able to utilize the remote control to wake a Media Center system from low-power consumption sleep modes (S4, S5) versus going into standby mode (S3) only, a key feature enabled by this industry-first device.
The ISL6247 two- to four-phase controller combined with the ISL6207 MOSFET driver ICs provide a CPU power solution that offers the industry's highest performance-to-price ratio and supports Enhanced Intel(R) SpeedStep(R) technology, Deep Sleep and Deeper Sleep modes.
Various microcontroller sleep modes switch off peripheral circuitry when not in use.
The modules have extensive power management features for full operation, idle and sleep modes.
The SiW100 chip dissipates less than one watt in full power mode and offers variable power and sleep modes optimal for services powered through the cable provider's network.