The proliferation of mobile devices has led to the need to squeeze every last micro-amp-hour out of batteries. Defining and minimizing the energy profile of a microcontroller is not always easy or straight forward. There are many different techniques that can be used at the microcontroller level including a combination of sleep modes, peripheral control and software architecture selection. These techniques coupled with a proper understanding of the hardware and microcontroller architecture can be used to maximize battery life.
In this session, strategies for optimizing microcontroller energy profiles will be presented which will extend battery life while maintaining the integrity of the system. The techniques will be demonstrated on a board containing an ARM Cortex®-M processor and the will show how energy monitoring tools can be deployed to determine the energy profile improvements gained.
This session is taught by Jacob Beningo, a specialist in the development and design of quality, robust embedded systems.
DAC is the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems (EDA), embedded systems and software (ESS), and intellectual property (IP).
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