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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It enters Power Save Mode operation at light load currents to maintain high efficiency over the entire load current range.
It provides enterprise class security (WPA-2, AES), a power save mode, longer battery life, Bluetooth, is WLAN coexistence ready and offers a smaller footprint, enabling more components and features to be included in one device.
The mobile system runs on 24 volts with a power save mode when idle.
Both models feature a standby mode that places control circuits, other than those needed to receive signals from the host, into a power save mode (15mW, typical).
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