I think I halted, snoozed and slept, but never deep slept -- trying to be efficient, conserve energy. Slide 16 is a good summary chart, good way to review. Some applications put a heavy load on you and have a lot of repetition or take a lot of processing time. Good examples and resource references tied the presentation together well.
erichard- I find that battery back-up power is typically used when the rest of the MCU is running off of a mains power supply. If the power the MCU is using is important to know, then you are correct that the battery power must be included. Luckily battery back-up power is typically in the nA range (for most of the recent Low Power MCUs).
richwillaims- Yes the ferro RAM is a very interesting development. I'm expecting more MCUs to move in this direction. This technology can offer the best of both Flash and SRAM and ferro RAM has some really robust environmental characteristics too!
mharkins- You are correct. With some data flash implementations (most of them actually) there are voltage limits needed to write to Data Flash. If there is an on-chip regulator this can also make a difference.
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