Power Optimization

Optimizing the power requirements for efficient designs while matching performance targets.

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Optimizing embedded software for power efficiency: Part 4 – Peripheral and algorithmic optimization

In the final part in a series on how to manage your embedded software design’s power requirements, the authors discuss the how operations of the Read More

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Optimizing embedded software for power efficiency: Part 3 – Optimizing data flow and memory

In this third in a series on how to manage your embedded software design’s power requirements, the authors discuss how attention to the flow of Read More

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Optimizing embedded software for power efficiency: Part 2 – Minimizing hardware power

In the second in a series on managing your embedded software design’s power requirements, the authors provide some tips on the various hardware Read More

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Optimizing embedded software for power efficiency: Part 1 – measuring power

First in a series on managing your embedded software design’s power requirements. Read More

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Designing low-power sequential circuits using clock gating

An efficient way to design low power sequential circuits with effective clock gating with the help of a multi-stage programmable Johnson counter. Read More

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Managing device power with an operating system

This article reviews the aspects of an OS that can affect power consumption and offers guidelines to avoid pitfalls. Read More

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Low‐power MCU benchmarking: what datasheets don’t tell you

The role of benchmarking in the use of ultra-low power microcontroller architectures as an aid in assessing the advantages and traps of different Read More

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Building analog interfaces for low power design

Techniques for bringing the analog power budget into sync with the rest of the design. Read More

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It’s all about tools: developing power-sensitive, low current MCU designs

How Silicon Labs' Power Estimator tool guides embedded system developers in creating power-sensitive and current consumption-optimal microcontroller Read More

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Design of a low power high speed differential to single ended converter using feedback

The design of a low power high speed differential to single-ended converter circuit to achieve high bandwidth without increasing the current Read More

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Embedded design energy efficiency with lower power LCD operation

In this Product How-To design article, Silicon Labs‘ Don Shannon describes the constraints facing developers of energy-efficient home appliance Read More

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Reducing MCU energy consumption when monitoring outside inputs

Using an ARM-based MCU’s energy-conserving sleep features without using an intermediate “waiting for input” mode to monitor external events Read More

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How the right measurements can optimize battery run time

To minimize current consumption, mobile and wireless devices reduce current-drain during idle times. Measurements let you see how those changes take Read More

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Using sensor controllers to reduce power consumption in mobile computing

The author explains how a sensor controller can help reduce the overall system power consumption in mobile computing devices, and uses the MSP430 Read More

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Optimizing for low power in embedded MCU designs

The authors look at the major factors contributing to power consumption in an embedded system by analyzing the various power modes that most Read More

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How capacitive sensing can reduce standby power in household appliances

The author describes how to use capacitive proximity sensors to reduce standby power in household appliances to well below 50 mW, while minimizing Read More

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