Ultraportable product design: Raising the bar in power management: Ultraportable devices require a careful choice of tradeoffs between different power conversion and management options

Brown, David
November 2006
Portable Design;Nov2006, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p18
The article discusses on the development of ultraportable electronic devices with the application of various power management systems to enhance quality performance of electronic products. The growth in the use of ultraportable devices show a challenge among electronic industries to create products that will meet increasing demands of customers. It is inferred that Bluetooth headset appeals to be the commonly used portable device used by individuals, and several power management systems have been developed to ensure portability of the product. The integration of these management systems include charging ability, step-down converter, and low voltage dropout regulator for noise-sensitive circuits. Product developers should also gain awareness of the new trends available in the market.


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