power save mode


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power save mode

(architecture)
A feature of a component or subsystem designed to actively reduce its power consumption when not in use. Almost any electronic device might benefit from having a power save mode but the most common application is for portable computers which attempt to conserve battery life by incorporating power saving modes in the CPU, display, disks, printer, or other units.
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An automatic power save mode (PSAVE) uses pulse frequency modulation (PFM) at light loads to maintain very high device efficiency.
Very low power: 75 mA output and power save mode with 11 uA quiescent current.
Low-power operation: Power Save Mode operation at light load currents and 18-uA quiescent current help extend battery life.
6 V to Vin * One-Pin EasyScale(TM) Serial Interface for Dynamic Output Voltage Adjustment * 32 uA Typical Quiescent Current * Power Save Mode at Light Load Currents * 180 Degrees Out-of-Phase Operation * One Percent Output Voltage Accuracy in PWM Mode Available Today
Key feature review: * Ultra slim and compact body -- measures just approx 79mm and weighs approx 25g * Rechargeable battery with stamina of 28 hours during continuous playback in ATRAC @ 132kbps at Super power save mode * Quick-charge feature: 3 hours battery life in just 3 minutes charging during continuous playback in ATRAC @ 132kbps at Super power save mode * Direct USB with fast transfer speed * Bright and clear 1 line dot matrix organic LED * ATRAC, MP3 and WMA (non DRM) compatible * FM Tuner with MHz range from 87.
5V Fixed Options -- Power Save Mode for Improved Efficiency at Low Output Power -- Low Battery Comparator -- Low EMI-Converter (Integrated Anti-ringing Switch) -- Load Disconnect During Shutdown -- Over Temperature Protection Available Today
The automatic power save mode ensures long battery life, so gamers can enjoy up to 50 hours of wireless gameplay.

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