TI controller reduces power consumption of consumer electronics

TI announced the UCC28600 power management circuit, which will improve the energy efficiency of consumer electronics, notebooks and AC power adapters. According to the manufacturer, the controller can achieve a power efficiency of more than 88% for example in DLP HDTVs, LCDs and plasma TV and reduce standby power consumption to less than 300mW. TI also said that the UCC28600 can be used in AC adapters for notebooks and gaming devices that support 40W to 200W.

The controller will be shipping in the second quarter of this year and will cost $0.49 in 100-unit quantities.