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Thursday, 04 August 2011 10:49

TI promises all day battery for tablets in 2013

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Morning to night if not more

Brian Carlson of Texas Instruments talked to Fudzilla about 2012 and the company's plans to release OMAP 5, which should be ready for market in the fall of 2012, roughly a year from now. It didn’t stop there as we heard a bits and pieces about TI's 2013 plans.

We won’t call it OMAP 6, but the 20nm chip that is planned as a successor of OMAP 5 should enable true all day computing. When asked to define all day true computing, Brian said to expect a battery life to last for from early in the morning until you are ready to hit the pillow.

This should be better than a battery life of a 4-inch or similar smart phone today. With a lot of action it will barely survive a morning to night schedule. Today we are talking about less than 8 hours continuous use for most of phones and tablets, and things in the future should be better than that, a lot better.

Future chips will make things better and Texas Instruments talks about more efficient power saves built in hardware. It wants to focus a lot on better memory access, intelligent cashing as apparently these tasks drain a lot of the power. The 20nm chips could be so smart that they should be able to dynamically cut consumption by going to sleep more, to show down automatically and wake up faster. This is a part of the plan how to make your tablet battery life better.

At this time, there is no announcements on new batteries, it looks like we are stuck with the current crop of Lithium Ion batteries for at least through 2012 and 2013.

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+6 #1 thematrix606 2011-08-04 12:37
Sigh, where are all the new innovations? I've been following about 15 or more new energy storage innovations over the past 2 years on physorg.com and NONE of them are commercial yet? >.>

I want the next big thing!

Something that lasts at least 60+ hours on max usage, and charges in less than 10 minutes. I could live with that, and make it through about a week on a charge...

Charging my phone/tablet/laptop everyday? UGH! That should be so 2010! ;)
 
 
-6 #2 dan 2011-08-04 12:49
How can you turn things off to save power if you're using the device? Have it run REALLY slowly? Nonsense.
 
 
-1 #3 STRESS 2011-08-04 12:59
Sounds like another downside for nVidia they are unlikely to achieve that with their current track record in the power consumption department they are million miles away from that.
 
 
-5 #4 bro_fist 2011-08-04 14:11
Quoting STRESS:
Sounds like another downside for nVidia they are unlikely to achieve that with their current track record in the power consumption department they are million miles away from that.


Stop barking poorAMDfag.
 
 
+6 #5 thematrix606 2011-08-04 14:15
Apparently people voting me don't want long lasting rechargeable batteries? Quick to charge and last long? Enjoy recharging your smartphone daily, do you? MMkay. Gotcha.
 
 
+2 #6 johndgr 2011-08-04 17:24
WoW... so in the future with 20nm chips we are going to have smartphones that last longer.
Correct me if I am wrong but this is not exactly rocket science. Was there a possibility future chips to be slower and more power hungry?
 
 
+1 #7 godrilla 2011-08-04 22:38
I love it how out of all the other companies that make mobile chips trolls pick on nvidia, why so much love? Its not like TI offering something revolutionary, it is expected to be more efficient.
Your argument is based on a paper launch and not actuall benchmarks.
 
 
+2 #8 bardenck 2011-08-04 23:54
Quoting dan:
How can you turn things off to save power if you're using the device? Have it run REALLY slowly? Nonsense.



you and everything you say is NONSENSE, they never metioned anything about turning things off... they said it would sleep more often to save power.... wtf are you talking about? you are as bad as mrs.fairy... shut the [censored] up, apparently when your not trolling nvidia articles you decide to make a complete ass out of yourself on every other post....grow up man, why are you trying to make yourself appear as a 12 year old boy? unless you are one...if you are...then get the [censored] off this site you ass stained trollchild.
 
 
-1 #9 crackerz 2011-08-05 09:58
Quoting thematrix606:
..Something that lasts at least 60+ hours on max usage, and charges in less than 10 minutes. I could live with that, and make it through about a week on a charge...

Charging my phone/tablet/laptop everyday? UGH! That should be so 2010! ;)



Even if someone creates a battery that can hold much much more power than lithium ion and simular batteries. 10 minutes for a laptop is very unlikely.. lots of amps, phones? definitely..electric cars in 10 minutes? nearly impossible(exce pt if you have a plug with 500A or a plug with 1000v or more :P)
 
 
0 #10 thematrix606 2011-08-05 12:38
Quoting crackerz:
10 minutes for a laptop is very unlikely.. lots of amps, phones? definitely..electric cars in 10 minutes? nearly impossible(exce pt if you have a plug with 500A or a plug with 1000v or more :P)





You're thinking more in terms of energy storage, but what about devices that actually produce electricity on the spot? I saw a prototype of one which used coke to power a cell phone. I've also seen water being used, and they even though of using tiny fuel cells... There are so many possibilities we haven't even though about it, certainly our imagination currently is limited.

Think outside of the box, there's really a lot more out there :D
 

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