Power consumption is an important element in
designing a system, particularly in today’s battery-powered world. The PICmicro family of devices is designed to give the user a low-cost, low-power,
and high-performance solution to this problem. For the
application to operate at the lowest possible power, the
designer must ensure that the PICmicro devices are
properly configured. This application note describes
some design techniques to lower current consumption,
some battery design considerations, and suggestions
to assist the designer in resolving power consumption
problems.