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nanoPower Technology

nanoPower is a unique technology that enables single-function analog and mixed-signal ICs to consume less than 1 μA of supply current or quiescent current (IQ), resulting in dramatically reduced power consumption and increased battery life. Our nanoPower Technology products allow designers to utilize smaller batteries or extend the guaranteed product operation time between battery recharges or replacements.

Battery-powered applications continue to grow exponentially, including the vast array of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, wearables, health monitors, and field sensors. These devices push the limits of technology, requiring extended run time, less heat dissipation, and smaller form factors. IQ dominates in duty cycled systems, and reducing IQ unlocks system benefits. Our nanoPower Technology products operate with less than 1 μA of quiescent current, giving your systems the highest performance, lowest heat dissipation, and longest operational life.

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nanoPower Solutions

Our nanoPower Technology solutions deliver state-of-the-art architecture and efficiencies through extended run time, less heat dissipation, and smaller form factors.

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nanoPower Solutions

Our nanoPower Technology solutions deliver state-of-the-art architecture and efficiencies through extended run time, less heat dissipation, and smaller form factors.

Maximizing Battery Life from AI to Industrial

Typical battery-powered applications operate mostly in an idle state, waiting for something to happen. This could be a timed event that occurs at regular intervals, or an event enabled by a user. The system takes the appropriate action, such as reading a sensor and displaying the results, then goes back into a sleep state waiting for the next event. By having ultralow current consumption in the operating and idle states, the system can function longer with smaller batteries. Consider real-world, day-to-day examples, such as a remote environment sensor monitoring weather and air quality, an idle wireless mouse not in use but not switched off, or a car turned off with its heat unit running.


  • nanoPower enables single-function analog and mixed-signal ICs to consume less than 1 μA of supply current or IQ while in waiting mode. Below, learn more about how nanoPower ICs—from voltage regulators and supervisors to op amps and comparators—can transform your system design.

Internet of things (IoT) sensor circuits need long lives and must often operate in the field, where they are powered by a battery or a renewable power source, such as light. Often these devices have steady, low loads combined with high power consumption peaks when measuring and transmitting data. nanoPower Technology solutions optimize both the light load and peak consumption requirements of these applications.

On-device artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing machine learning. Devices that incorporate AI at the edge reduce the need for low-latency timing decisions and circumvent bottlenecks in data transmission to the cloud. nanoPower technology allows AI-enabled devices to operate at extremely low power.

As healthcare extends from the hospital to the home and outside world, the needs of medical equipment change and expand. Low power measurement and communication have become critical for monitoring and delivering treatment. nanoPower Technology products preserve battery life and allow for smaller battery sizes, making equipment lighter, easier to use, and more likely to produce the right outcome.

Deploying personnel to take measurements in the field is time-consuming and expensive. Measurements must also be accurate the first time to avoid energy-consuming repetition. Further, portable instruments must be light and easy to carry. nanoPower Technology products resolve the dilemma of performance and power consumption for creative designers who need to solve the latest technology challenges.

Consumer devices are prime real estate for integrating nanoPower Technology. Its building block approach allows system architects and designers to select unique features and optimize overall system performance. Many nanoPower products, such as supervisors and comparators, consume so little power that they may be considered energy free.

Line-powered devices benefit from nanoPower Technology with reduced heat dissipation, especially in space-constrained systems without forced cooling. Further, these systems reduce vampire power and overall system power consumption for a smaller carbon footprint.

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