Determining Power Consumption and Battery Life in Low Power, Portable IoT Devices
 
The growth of objects connected to the internet is expected to exceed 30 billion devices by 2025 and continue to have double-digit growth rates. Many of these devices will be wearable devices, portable medical devices, and battery-operated industrial sensor/transmitters. For these devices, maximizing battery life is essential.
 
To meet the design requirements for battery life, the designer needs to be able to determine the total power consumption that the device is drawing.
 
In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Measure the load current in all the operating states of the device. That includes the very low currents, such as micro amps when the device is in its sleep mode states as well as currents which can be in the amps range when the device is in its active, operating modes.
  • Capture all the power the device consumes in all its operating states. In addition, the characteristics of the battery impact the performance of the device, particularly near the end of the battery's life or discharge cycle.
  • Account for the characteristics of the battery, to simulate the battery so that testing of the device is performed under the most realistic conditions.
April 14th at 11 am Singapore time
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English
Presenter: Joel Tong – Regional Applications Engineer (Tektronix)
 
Joel Tong As Regional Applications Engineer, Joel focuses on Source Measurement Units and Keithley System Solutions. He covers applications from semiconductor characterization to customized test systems in production and R&D.

Joel was previously a R&D Digital Design Engineer at Aemulus Corporation. He was responsible for writing firmware/drivers for automated test solution, specifically for SourceMeters.

Joel graduated from University of Southampton, UK with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering.