How Power Conservation in IoT Devices Is Critical to Network Predictability

How Power Conservation in IoT Devices Is Critical to Network Predictability

By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry Solutions Manager, Keysight Technologies

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 11:00am

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As IoT deployment ramps up with 5G connectivity, devices will need to be even more energy-smart despite 24/7 operation.

When designing portable IoT devices, battery life is a key concern.

Device designers need to identify the critical events that contribute to power consumption and how frequently those events happen. They also need to make design changes or trade-offs to optimize battery life.

While there are many ways to conserve energy—for example, balancing active functions and deep sleep mode—there is a baseline of power consumed by a certain part of the circuitry that needs to be on at all times. One example would be a pacemaker. A certain part of the circuitry will need to be always on for continuous monitoring, therefore limiting the battery life.

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