Power consumption of microelectronic equipment for wireless sensor networks

N. R. Poole, Y. K. Mo, J. Brusey, M. Langley, R. Hazelden

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Abstract

Previous work has reported on typical power consumption data for wireless sensor networks employing micro-electronics such as the Mica2 mote. This work is extended in this paper to cover power consumption in typical operational deployments of three battery powered wireless sensor network systems. Data for a Linux system based on XScale PXA270 processors, Texas Instruments eZ430 demonstrators and Arch Rock IPsensor nodes are presented. The effects of wireless communication, software functionality and processor configuration are illustrated. Conclusions are that power consumption and battery life are strongly influenced by processor capability. Minimizing wireless communications is always important while the effect of processor throttling is more complex and requires further research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotechnology 2009
Subtitle of host publicationFabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
PublisherNano Science and Technology Institute
Pages534-537
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781439817827
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventNanotechnology 2009: Fabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics - 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: 3 May 20097 May 2009

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2009: Fabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics - 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period3/05/097/05/09

Keywords

  • Battery sizing
  • Power consumption
  • Power efficiency
  • Power saving
  • Wireless sensor networks

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