With the coming Level VI standards just around the corner, CUI’s VP of Global Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, provides a guide for OEM’s trying to navigate the more stringent regulations in an article posted on Power Electronic Tips an EE World resource.
The article begins, “Market enthusiasm for new high-tech devices is undiminished. The Consumer Electronics Association, in its July 2015 U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts report, predicted total industry revenue will rise 2.4% to $285 billion. Major contributors include continued growth in smartphone and notebook/netbook sales, and successful new categories giving buyers more reasons to spend. These include 4K Ultra High-Definition televisions, connected-home technologies, and wearable devices.”
Jeff Schnabel notes that with the increased demand for electronics, governments are trying to limit demand for electrical energy. The eco-design initiatives implemented to limit energy consumption are forcing the issue on OEMs to implement power supplies with higher average efficiency and no-load power consumption into their designs.
He notes that CUI has already begun to introduce Level VI compliant power supplies to the market prior to the law being in effect on February 10, 2016. The article concludes, “Since Level VI power supplies are already available in the market, OEMs can and should begin preparing immediately for the transition.”