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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KEY SPECS: The converter enters a power save mode during light load operating conditions.
An automatic power save mode (PSAVE) uses pulse frequency modulation (PFM) at light loads to maintain very high device efficiency.
The automatic power save mode ensures long battery life, so gamers can enjoy up to 50 hours of wireless gameplay.
The automatic power save mode ensures that there is no battery drain when the controller is not in use, so gamers can enjoy up to 110 hours of wireless game play.

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