Reducing energy consumption is mandatory for today's appliance designs as consumers seek "green" products and government regulations push for lower standby and run-time power consumption.
As more electronic applications require low power or battery power, energy conservation becomes paramount. Today’s applications must consume little power, and in extreme cases, last for up to 15–20 years while running from a single battery. To enable applications like these, products with our nanoWatt XLP technology offer the industry’s lowest currents for Run and Sleep, where extreme low-power applications spend 90–99% of their time.
Our leading nanoWatt XLP technology achieves best-in-class standby power for microcontrollers while incorporating features such as LCD control, capacitive touch sensing and USB. Lower-power analog products deliver both low stand-by and run-time currents including LDOs, switching regulators, op amps/comparators, battery chargers, and supervisors.
Three of nanoWatt XLP Technologys key advantages are: Sleep currents down to 20 nA, Real-Time Clock currents down to 500 nA, and Watchdog Timer currents down to 400 nA. The vast majority of low-power applications require one or more of these features. nanoWatt XLP Technology combines all three in a comprehensive portfolio of devices. Whether it is extended battery life, sealed batteries, or the integration of energy harvesting, Microchips 8- and 16-bit PIC MCUs with nanoWatt XLP Technology provide more freedom for designers that need their products to operate longer using less power, or requiring fewer battery changes.