AUTOMATIC LCD DRIVER CIRCUITRY TURN ON/OFF FOR PAGERS WITH HOLSTERS
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-11
As paging products reach higher levels of sophisti- cation, battery lie becomes a very important parameter in measuring pager performance. A good idea to reduce current drain is to turn off a pager's LCD driver cir- cuitry when the user is not using it. One example would be sidemount display pagers that are carried in holsters. When the pager is worn it is impossible for the display to be read and there is no reason for it to be on. But if a page is received the LCD is turned on automatically when the user pulls the pager out of the holster and the alert can be turned off automatically. This will add to the battery savings.