Developers seeking to achieve the best low power design possible now have a new resource at their fingertips, with Mouser Electronics' new Low Power Technology site.
This new technology site offers component selection guidelines and circuit design techniques specifically for low power designs. It also provides handy advice on some of the advantages and tradeoffs resulting from these techniques.
On the site, the Product Selector section is divided into different component categories and covers microcontrollers, power management ICs, RF devices, analogue components, memory ICs, and interface chips.
Each of these component categories includes information on how to properly use these components in a circuit so as to achieve the best balance of high performance and low power. Engineers who need advice on selecting the most suitable components to achieve superior low power designs can benefit from the tips provided on the site.
The Featured Products section offers direct links to selected products that boast unique specifications for low power systems, such as the Intel Quark System on Chip and Analog Device's Ultralow Power ADC.
For engineers who want to read up on how to achieve low power design for various sub-circuits, including low power analogue design, low power microcontroller peripherals, using new energy harvesting techniques, optimising microcontroller designs for low power, etc, the Articles section will be invaluable.
Finally, the Technical Resources section provides instructional videos and detailed application notes to assist both novice and advanced developers in starting a low power design project.
Mouser Electronics stocks low power products from more than 500 manufacturers, and the site has a product comparison feature, so developers can do side‑by‑side comparisons of their selected product's features and specifications.