Mission and Objectives
In the consumer and business marketplaces, handheld – or small form factor – devices are proliferating. Smart phones, notebooks, and micro PCs are the leading edge of a wave of new small form factor devices designed for communication and entertainment.
As part of Intel’s vision of architecture innovation for convergence, the Intel Systems Technology Labs (STL) are working to accelerate these next-generation technologies and products.
What is PowerInformer?
Have you ever noticed a sudden drop in the battery life of your laptop, and suspect it’s the result of the application you installed last week?
Have you ever wondered whether your application satisfies that 2-hour while-on-battery runtime requirement?
Have you ever tried to use Perfmon to gather power related statistics and given up after suffering serious information overload?
Monitor the power mode to detect when the user suspends or resumes the system. Intel's mobile processors utilize advanced power-management technologies to take advantage of idle time to save power. For example, QuickStart is a feature that allows a CPU to resume rapidly from a low-power state. Thus, a CPU can quickly enter and exit low-power states between keystrokes. Although these idle times are brief, they enable laptop machines to reduce power consumption significantly.