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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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The devices offer low-power modes including multiple sleep modes, down to 190 nA, and up to 256 KB Flash and 16 KB RAM.
For applications demanding low power and longer battery life, the PIC32MM has sleep modes down to 500 nA.
The sensors can detect active and sleep modes and will monitor sleep patterns, including the time you fall asleep and length of light and deep sleep.
In this section we propose an enhancement to the smart bolt mechanism by adding a new mode to its sleep modes which was named as deep sleep mode.
These "sleep modes" or "Off modes" greatly reduce the switching losses as well as the [I.sub.cc] consumption of the controller.
With wake-up times down to 1.5os from even the deepest sleep modes, the SAM4L family is ideal for battery-powered consumer, industrial and portable healthcare products.
Addressing power constraints in battery-operated portable devices, ST's new gyroscope includes power-down and sleep modes and an embedded first-in first-out memory block for smarter power management.
Another power-saving technique is used to schedule the sensor nodes to alternate between active and sleep modes. The sensor nodes in a cluster are organized into two sets such that only one set is responsible for monitoring the targets and the other set is in sleep mode.
The Dolphin platform supports self-powered two-way wireless communications, ultra low-power sleep modes and the ability to self-power actuators such as water valves and air vents.
The processor offers power control features, including clock management and a variety of sleep modes. In addition, the BA22 offers the best-in-class code density for similar processors, resulting in lower memory requirements and a smaller die area.
The Nap and Sleep modes disable bus snooping; therefore a hardware handshake is provided to ensure data cache coherency before the 603 enters these power management (PM) modes.
The differing measurement requirements for active and sleep modes might suggest the need for multiple instruments, including perhaps a DMM, a source-measure unit, and an oscilloscope.