With cellphones coming with a gamut of applications today, their usage does come at a premium particularly with respect to battery life . Specialized chips for these various applications drain out quite an amount of charge from these batteries, which unfortunately, have not kept up with the ever increasing pace of technology. The new power saving chip by TI should come as a relief to a lot of people, as it is expected to consume a lot less power than conventional chips.
Built on a scale of 0.45 nanometer, it effectively reduces the distance charges have to travel within the circuit thereby reducing power loss. This advantage however, is going to be offset in the near future with manufacturers implementing even more power hungry applications in mobile phones and other portable devices.
Critics claim that the use of such chips would not be limited to cellphones alone but extend into other areas of personal technology as well. Though the chip is still about 5 years from being commercialized, it promises to add a lot of zest into future mobile devices. Clearly its going to give TI an edge over other players in the semiconductor market.
More than power saving, we should be hopeful that with the unveiling of these new chips, our cellphones are going to turn into truly powerful mobile computing devices. It will herald in a new era of personal computing.
Source: Dallas news
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