Continuing Education Center
Content posted in January 2013
Jan 18 - Part 5. Advanced Example Designs
Continuing Education Center 1/18/2013
The review of some example designs with widely different low-power requirements will help solidify the main concepts and capabilities the modern low-power MCUs offer designers. The key low-power requirements of each design will be identified and matched with the key MCU capabilities needed to create efficient implementations.
Jan 17 - Part 4. Extending Battery Lifetime
Continuing Education Center 1/17/2013
Once the key concepts and capabilities of low-power MCUs are understood it is sometimes critical to use them to achieve a target battery lifetime. Understanding both the key concepts behind extending battery lifetime and the techniques for estimating battery lifetime is critical in achieving the most aggressive design requirements.
Jan 16 - Part 3. Low-Power Peripherals
Continuing Education Center 1/16/2013
Once the MCU low-power modes are understood it is important to understand how to most efficiently use the MCU peripherals. Modern low-power MCUs have special peripheral features that can assist in reducing power. A detailed look at these features is required to create more efficient designs.
Jan 15 - Part 2. Low-Power Modes in Detail
Continuing Education Center 1/15/2013
Effective use of the low-power modes (like Sleep, Stop, Snooze, and Standby) in modern MCUs is one of the most important ways to achieve the most power-efficient design. Knowing when and how to use these modes requires a detailed look at the advantages and disadvantages of these capabilities.
Jan 14 - Part 1. Introduction: Low-Power MCU Concepts & Capabilities
Continuing Education Center 1/14/2013
Modern MCUs have a variety of features that support very low-power operation. In order to get the most out of these new capabilities we will first review common concepts (like special low-power operating modes) and common capabilities (like special peripheral operations) that most modern low-power MCUs share.