Application Knowledge Series - IoT

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IoT - Power

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 2020 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. The designer needs to measure the load current in all the operating states of the device. That includes the very low currents, such as microamps 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. Furthermore the load currents are short bursts that can last for only 10's of microseconds when the device is transmitting data. Thus both high sensitivity and speed are needed to 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. One way to account for the characteristics of the battery is to simulate the battery so that testing of the device is performed under the most realistic conditions.

This webinar will present options for:
  • Measuring power consumption
  • Simulating a battery
  • Creating a model of a battery 4. Provide an optimum solution for assessing battery life
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IoT - Power

How to Design Longer Battery Life in Mobile Computing Device


This Tektronix Webinar discusses current monitoring over time to assess a semiconductor system's power performance with an emphasis on higher accuracy. In this 35 minute instructional webinar, engineers can learn how to validate a semiconductor's ability to preserve as much battery life as possible when placed in mobile computing devices. Watch Now

IoT - Wireless

Standards Testing for IoT Devices



Want to catch the Internet of Things (IoT) wave? Should I care about testing wireless standards? Why? Have you heard about testing intentional radiators? What do I need to measure, why and how? All of this, and more, will be covered in this Standards Testing IoT Devices webinar. This is a rapidly changing industry so even if you’ve NOT been designing and testing wireless yet, this webinar is a great introduction to get you up to speed with wireless compliance testing.

Tektronix Expert Dorine Gurney’s highly graphical course will cover:
  • Basics of Wireless Standards
  • Compliance requirements
  • Pre-compliance testing
  • The reasons for testing
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