Energy management and design technology firm AGGIOS was selected by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to receive funding for “cutting-edge research that will reduce the cost of producing electricity, save energy and improve the environment,” according to the CEC press release.
The new technology developed by AGGIOS leverages the power profile of device hardware and software in combination with application and user activity information to automatically generate the optimum run-time energy management software. By centralizing the information collection and decision making into a single process, analogous to a “control room,” the technology controls all aspects of the power consumption in the device and its external connections.
The new technology funded by the CEC is intended to help semiconductor companies, set top box producers and other communication equipment manufacturers to share the costs of the common energy optimization infrastructure and improve their ability to compete on the market. The project aims to increase energy efficiency of set top boxes beyond current and planned EnergyStar and Department of Energy standards, according to the CEC.