Energy Efficiency - Top Picks

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    Energy efficiency is a key design factor in embedded systems of all types.  Whether you need to extend battery life of a portable device, deliver high performance within the constrained power budget of an airborne system, or lower operating cost in a rackmount system, Intel® Architecture (IA) processors rise to the challenge.  Here are links to the top community posts on this subject:




    Blog:   Tablets Help Make Healthcare More Personal

    Discover specialized tablets using the latest Intel® Atom™ processors and Microsoft Windows* 8 that deliver the performance needs of medical applications and the energy efficiency to support long battery life. 


    Blog:   Bay Trail-based tablets provide shot in the arm for health care efficiency

    See how the latest-generation Intel® Atom™ processor (formerly codenamed Bay Trail) can equip the mobile health workforce with the energy-efficient computing performance needed to power tablets through long clinical work shifts and thus maintain seamless health workflows.


    Blog:   Haswell provides computing lifeblood in modular platform for medical diagnostic instruments

    Learn how the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor imparts enhanced computing power and graphics capabilities to Invitro Diagnostics instruments (IVD) that require high compute and graphics performance for managing complex assays.. 


    Blog:   Intel® Atom™ processor-powered COM Express modules fit the bill for patient monitoring

    Explore why of the vast array of small form factors offered by module vendors today, COM Express in particular fulfills the requirements for patient monitoring devices because it comprises a number of physical sizes and defined pin-outs that scale to a variety of applications. 


    Blog:   Small Bay Trail-based boards tackle hefty performance needs of medical devices

    Discover small boards and modules based on the new Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 that support medical devices by providing double the computing performance and up to 5x greater GPU performance than the previous generation while drawing less than 10 W of power. 


    Blog:  A SoC Graphics Revolution for Low-Power Digital Signage

    Explore how the new Intel® Celeron® processor and Atom™ processor E3800 product families (formerly codenamed “Bay Trail”). have changed the game when it comes to using Intel® Atom processors for low cost, low power digital signage applications.


    Blog: Small Form Factor Modules Bring Flexibility to Industrial Applications

    Explore how low-power, small form factor single-board computers are a very attractive option to relatively limited and inflexible embedded microcontrollers for applications that must work in complex environments.


    Blog:  Cooling in an unconventional way

    Explore software "knobs and dials" as a different way to handle thermal management on board level products-  augmenting conventional hardware cooling strategies such as intricate heatsinks, extensive fan systems, or even complicated conductive cooling packages. 


    Blog:  Top Methods to Reducing SWaP

    Take a look at the top considerations for reducing the size, weight and power consumption (SWaP) of an embedded platform in military and aerospace applications. 


    Blog:  BIOS suppliers respond to manipulating the BIOS to affect cooling

    Learn about the role of the BIOS in processor thermal and power management for high performance Intelligent Systems such as those used in military applications. 


    Blog:  What’s “in Store” for Mobile POS with the latest Intel® Core™ Processors

    Explore the possibilities available to make more intelligent, graphically rich, low-power mobile POS devices by leveraging the many innovations of the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor product family. 


    White paper:  Software Optimization Advances Power Efficiencies in Global Telecom Solutions

    Sophisticated telecomm systems offering higher bandwidth and more intelligent processing result in greater power demands. And more power means higher operating costs, as well as more complex thermal management engineering. Read about software techniques that can reduce power consumption by 32%. 




    J. Felix McNulty

    Community Moderator

    Intel® Embedded Community

    (Intel contractor)