Addressing stringent cost requirements for
high-efficiency/low-power dissipation and
Consumer electronics applications include appliances, gaming, multimedia and television. Since these products are commonly found in the home, the constant and distinguishing requirement is a high level of cost competitiveness.
Many common appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, consume a large amount of power in the home and are subsequently the focus of energy efficiency regulations worldwide, including the Energy Star rating in the U.S. and the EU Energy Label in Europe. In gaming, end products require receivers, PHYs, display drivers, logic, audio ICs, and highly efficient power supplies. The multimedia segment of consumer electronics includes set-top boxes, multimedia players, audio/video streaming devices, wireless speakers and more, while today’s televisions include a variety of high definition versions, including 3D and Smart televisions.