3 Sep 2013
Energy Star has published its final V1.0 specification for small network equipment - such as modems, routers, switches and access points – and to take effect from 3 September 2013. See CamSemi blog entry 21 May 13.
Click to access all V1.0 documents or contact CamSemi for more information.
28 Aug 2013
Energy Star has published the final version of its lamps V1.0 specification that will replace the existing Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) V4.3 and Integral LED Lamps V1.4 specifications in September 2014.
Most of the LED lamp requirements remain the same in the final draft including luminous efficacy, power factor (0.7 or greater for lamps >5 W) and colour rendering index (≥ 80). However there have been some changes to dimming requirements with a clarification on measurements for noise and flicker.
Click to view V1.0 final specification and related documents or contact CamSemi.
14 Aug 2013
Energy Star has published the second draft of its V3.0 telephony specification that covers cordless, corded telephones with EPS, wireless and conference phones.
Although the current specification only requires products to comply with standby power levels and EPS level V performance, the new draft proposes regulating power consumption based on product type, capability, added functionality and power management features. The US Environmental Protection Agency plans to publish the final specification and test methods before the end of 2013 and with the programme effective from mid 2014.
26 Jul 2013
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has published a complete online folder of all USB 3.0 specifications including version 1.2 of its power delivery specification. For further information see previous CamSemi blog entries 3 Apr 13 and 9 Aug 11.
Click here to access folder download page or contact CamSemi.
13 Jun 2013
The California Energy Commission has published an ‘Invitation to Participate’ asking interested stakeholders to submit ideas for standards, test procedures, labelling requirements and/or other measures to reduce the energy consumption of appliances. Product areas include: consumer electronics (STBs and network equipment); and LED lighting. CEC staff will then review all proposals as potential inputs for the formal rulemaking for appliance efficiency.
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24 May 2013
ETSI has now adopted and published version 1.4.1 of its MoU standard EN 301 489-34 for EMC in common mobile phone chargers; the draft version of this standard was mentioned in CamSemi blog dated 21 Jan 13.
Click to download a PDF of V1.4.1 or contact CamSemi.