Energy Profiling


The embedded tools company
Introduction
Time-Correlated Measurement of Program Flow, Current and Voltage
Publications




Support

 

Introduction


Reducing the energy consumption is important for many embedded designs. Energy is the product of current, voltage and time. Each of these parameters can be influenced by the control software. Therefore software developers have to constantly attempt to find the optimum for these three parameters in respect to their application. Lauterbach offers two probes to measure voltage and current over time.

TRACE32 Mixed Signal Probe
  • Record digital/analog signals and correlate them with program flow
  • Digital signals: 12 channels, 0V - 5V, 200 MSamples/s per channel, threshold 0.1V - 2.5V
  • Analog signals: 6 single-ended voltage channels, -12V - +12V, 13-bit resolution, 2 current sense channels, up to 240mV differential shunt resistor voltage, 1 MSample/s conversion rate

TRACE32 Analog Probe
  • Record analog signals and correlate them with program flow
  • Analog signals: 4 voltage channels, 12-bit resolution, input range 0..5 V, impedance 1 MOhm, 3 current channels with 5% accuracy, external shunt required
  • Sampling rate of 625 KSamples/sec

 

Time-Correlated Measurement of Program Flow, Current and Voltage


TRACE32 allows the recorded current and voltage to be directly correlated in time with the program flow recorded by one of the TRACE32 trace tools PowerTrace, CombiProbe or MicroTrace. This makes it easy to identify program parts with high or unexpected energy consumption.

 

Publications


  12-Dec-2011:   Optimizing Embedded Software Energy Consumption (Whitepaper)

  08-Jul-2010:   Optimizing Embedded Software Energy Consumption (Presentation)





Copyright © 2021 Lauterbach GmbH, Altlaufstr.40, 85635 Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Germany   Impressum     Privacy Policy
The information presented is intended to give overview information only.
Changes and technical enhancements or modifications can be made without notice. Report Errors
Last generated/modified: 03-May-2021