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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Passing the missed approach point (MAP) and (simulating) not seeing the runway environment, I ignored the moving map as the GPS automatically entered SUSPEND mode, except as a backup to confirm I remained on heading for the initial climb portion of the procedure.
Proactive Power Saving-intelligently monitors the power down status of the downstream clocked component, automatically switching between normal operation (5-10mA) and suspend mode (less than 2uA 32.768KHz clock only).
Keep the missed approach in the primary navigator in suspend mode since you might need it if you lose sight of the runway environment.
The new phone will feature long suspend mode, Wi-Fi wireless ability, slimness, and 1.3 mega-pixel digital camera.
The suspend mode maintains internal FPGA settings so that a circuit can quickly go into and out of a low-power suspend mode.
This exclusive technology helps ensure accurate and timely information is available to the user--whether the system is on or in suspend mode. To assist with this synchronization process, the Portege R400 features Toshiba's ConfigFree, which helps detect and connect to the strongest and most reliable network connection available.
Toshiba's Portege R400 is the world's first notebook computer to incorporate Microsoft's Active Notifications, which allows users the ability to synchronize their e-mail inbox and calendar events, whether the notebook is on or in suspend mode. These notifications can be viewed on the Toshiba "Edge" display which serves as a Personal Information Assistant.
The P5W DH Deluxe supports unique Digital Home features including EZ-Backup (backup over RAID), DH Remote (used to turn the PC on/off, activate suspend mode, control volume, play/pause/fast forward/rewind and other functions), WiFi-AP Solo (providing a wireless connection in both access point and wireless client modes), and MP3-In (letting users play music stored in their portable music players through the computer's speakers even when the computer is off).
* Suspend mode requires Windows 95 or higher with power management-enabled CD-ROM drive
Project manager Pat Ford, along with staffers Alan Heck and Bill Marino, recommended several advanced wireless LAN technologies for the system including a "wake on" capability that could access the field deployed MDTs even if they were powered down or in suspend mode. Also realizing that a powerful and rugged notebook PC would be required, Ford and his colleagues went for the new GoBook.
The only functions available to the patient-operator with lock-out Level 2 is to deliver a preset demand dose and to place the pump in and out of suspend mode.