Industrial factories and plants require a large number of environmental sensors to monitor aspects such as vibrations, presence of gases, temperature, lighting, dust, etc. In order to reduce maintenance costs of environmental sensor systems in industrial factories and plants, the power consumption of associated sensors needs to be lowered.

This white paper:

  • Describes how the power consumption of sensor systems can be reduced by utilizing the standby functions of an MCU
  • Outlines the importance of reducing the frequency of sensor measurements and keeping the system in standby mode for as long as possible