Modern TVs consume 0.5 W, in order to receive signals from a remote controller. We have demonstrated a TV that uses the UB20M voltage detector (see tinyURL.com/ZeroStandby) to eliminate this standby power, see the figures. We have also made a video demonstration (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayeZMAmORkk). The extremely low quiescent current of the detector of 5.4 pA (at 1 V), allows the detector to be powered up from photodiodes that are illuminated by an infra-red TV remote controller. The TV has an additional receiver circuit containing these photodiodes, and a UB20M detector that activates a power gating switch in the TV's 12V supply, in order to cut off the TV's standby power.
If you have ideas for devices that are activated by sensors, or that would benefit from very low (less than 100pA of leakage) sleep modes, then this might provid