NDIS Selective Suspend
Starting with NDIS 6.30, the NDIS selective suspend interface allows NDIS to suspend an idle network adapter by transitioning the adapter to a low-power state. This enables the system to reduce the power overhead on the CPU and network adapter.
This section includes the following topics:
Note Although the NDIS selective suspend interface is especially useful for USB network adapters, the interface is bus-independent. As a result, miniport drivers can use the interface for network adapters on other bus types in order to reduce CPU and power overhead.