Microcontroller Design: Optimising Power Consumption in 12 Easy Steps

2018-10-09T12:12:53+00:00

Long battery lifetime is a frequent requirement in embedded product design - particularly in microcontroller design. For instance, we designed an animal tracking product that could run for four years using a 1/3 of an AA cell.  Microcontrollers are getting ever more meagre in their power demands. However, consumers’ expectations of features are growing in equal measure, frequently cancelling out the gains. This can best be seen in the battery life of mobile phones, which, currently, appears to be on the decline. The unsuspecting engineer faces traps and pitfalls aplenty when designing a low power circuit. Must-have tips to remember are always useful - read on for our design team’s top twelve... 12 Easy Steps to Optimising Power in Your Microcontroller Design 1.  Optimise Pull-Up Resistors When reducing the [...]

Microcontroller Design: Optimising Power Consumption in 12 Easy Steps2018-10-09T12:12:53+00:00