Power supply designers grapple with diverse efficiency standards: Standby power has become a hot topic, and every country seems to mandate a different solution

Fassler, Rkhurd
November 2006
Portable Design;Nov2006, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p14
The article reports on the problem facing power supply designers regarding several efficiency standards on improving external power supply on portable electronic equipment. The Environmental Protection Agency has recorded U.S. to have the highest number of individuals using portable devices. This increasing demand has led to the implementation of various standards to combat low power supply of electronic equipment to meet the demands of customers. Several specifications and requirements have been developed for power efficiency standards which draw product developers to speed up accomplishment of requirements. Furthermore, the availability of various requirements serve as a challenge for electronic designers regarding external power supplies.


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