Intel Developer Zone Articles

02-Mar-2009
4:09 PM PST
Extend battery life
By adminPosted 03/02/20090
Challenge Implement the principles of Application Power Management for Mobility to extend battery life in mobilized applications. A good user experience and longer battery life are critical factors for mobile systems. Application software has a key role to play in improving user experience as wel...
27-Feb-2009
3:15 PM PST
Applications Power Management for Mobility
By Girish Gopal (Intel)Posted 02/27/20090
Introduction This paper discusses the concept of power management issues in a mobile situation, and describes how application software can improve user experience and extend battery life.Intel engineer Girish Gopal includes steps for implementing application power management for mobility within a...
25-Feb-2009
1:42 PM PST
Intel® Hardware Accelerated High Definition Video Playback Power Analysis
By Posted 02/25/20091
Recent media technologies like Blu-ray* have driven increased viewing of HD content on mobile computers. This white paper focuses on the impact of different software playback local power profiles while running various HD Blu-Ray* codecs.
25-Feb-2009
10:33 AM PST
Enabling Games for Power
By Rajshree Chabukswar (Intel)Posted 02/25/20090
by Rajshree Chabukswar and Jun De Vega Abstract PC gaming has traditionally been associated with desktop systems due to the performance requirements of game applications. As new laptop capabilities become comparable to desktops, some gamers began to consider these as gaming platforms. As the gami...
19-Feb-2009
12:18 PM PST
Low Power on Intel® Architecture Research Project
By Posted 02/19/20091
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 vi...
18-Feb-2009
1:55 PM PST
Power Optimization: Furthering the Mobile Vision
By Rajshree Chabukswar (Intel)Posted 02/18/20090
by Karthik Krishnan, Rajshree Chabukswar, and Jun De Vega Introduction Understand the power contribution of each major component in an Intel® mobile platform through an in-depth series of whitepapers. Intel® mobile platforms have been designed to further the mobile vision that includes key areas ...
18-Feb-2009
1:52 PM PST
PowerTOP Primer
By Posted 02/18/20090
Note: All information from this article has been taken from http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/powertop/ Computer programs can make your computer use more power. PowerTOP is a Linux tool that helps you find those programs that are misbehaving while your computer is idle. The application that misb...
31-Dec-2008
10:56 AM PST
DVD Playback Power Consumption Analysis
By Rajshree Chabukswar (Intel)Posted 12/31/20081
by Rajshree Chabukswar Introduction Learn the optimal strategy for reducing power consumption with Intel SpeedStep® Technology. As the industry moves toward mobile computing, resources such as battery life become significantly more important for system usability. This paper analyzes the power con...
31-Dec-2008
10:08 AM PST
CPU Power Utilization on Intel® Architectures
By Karthik Krishnan (Intel)Posted 12/31/20080
by Karthik Krishnan Introduction How Intel® dual-core mobile platforms are affected by high clock-interrupt rates and sleep states. The Win32* interface provides various APIs for periodic execution of an application code at a desired frequency. These are based on the periodic timer ticks of the s...
15-Dec-2008
12:32 PM PST
Intel® PowerInformer
By Taylor Kidd (Intel)Posted 12/15/200815
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...
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