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NXP puts ARM in energy-monitoring chip

10/11/2010 07:00 AM EDT
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Nandakumar_84
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Nandakumar_84   10/14/2010 4:29:54 PM
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non-billing applications... why an extra chip?

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Darcio Prestes   10/14/2010 1:08:58 PM
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Just imagine the possibilities of using this NXP chip in conjunction with Google Power Meter (http://www.google.com/powermeter/about/)!

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elctrnx_lyf   10/12/2010 5:45:21 PM
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There is no point to have an additional chip monitoring the power consumed by the end device. It is only going to increase the cost of the device. Anyone have little clue of what NXP is trying to do here with this chip EM773?

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jg_   10/12/2010 10:35:41 AM
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This EM773 reads like a semi custom part, driven by a large customer ? Giving consumers accurate information is a good way to lower consumption - you really don't want to let power utilities do that, as they have a strong vested interest to feign conservation, and sell-more-power. There are already retail power monitoring, and the prices are falling enough to payback in reasonable times.

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Jagdish Bisawa   10/12/2010 9:46:04 AM
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Hi iniewski, Whereas there is not too much potential (prima facie )for this chip in a home/domestic application, I see immense use in Industrial Applications where measuring energy & then taking corrective action gains importance. Metrology is one such area where this chip can find applications. Likewise, we can think of domestic applications where energy consumption measurement & analysis can be used for preventive maintenance or advance warning for certain applications.

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krisi   10/11/2010 5:33:51 PM
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Interesting development but I am not sure where is the market for this chip...servers are already doing it and home owners just don't need it (I know when I am doing my laundry ;-)...plus homes will be monitored by power utilities eventually...so what is left? high-rise buildings? Kris

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