Overview:
Demand continues to rise dramatically for
electronic products that do more and perform better while consuming less power.
Manufacturers serving consumer, home, industrial, office and medical markets are
striving to produce new battery-based, very low-power designs with wireless
connectivity that are smaller and more portable and provide new capabilities and
features — yet also require less-frequent battery recharges and
replacements.
Are you choosing the right microcontroller for the task? Is
your microcontroller power hungry? Do you know how to utilize the additional
performance of a 32-bit MCU to actually reduce power requirements and extend
battery life? Today there are a myriad of choices. By taking advantage of
low-power design techniques and utilizing advanced 32-bit MCU features, you will
be able to get the biggest bang (or cheapest battery) for the buck.

What attendees will learn:
Attendees will become familiar
with low-power design techniques and learn the important factors to consider
while selecting a microcontroller. Specifically, the following topics will be
covered.

  • For Low-power Operation is Faster Better?
  • The importance of adding wake-up times to processing times and how to
    perform a power-usage analysis to determine if it is more efficient to wake up
    into a lower frequency run mode
  • How to make lifetime battery calculations and the impact of RF transmission
    to the battery lifetime
  • Techniques for extending battery lifetime in handheld remote control devices

Who should attend:
Developers of embedded hardware or
software for handheld and portable applications.

Duration:
50 minutes + Q&A

Presenter:
Forrest
Huff, Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics

Forrest is a
Product Marketing Manager at Renesas Electronics responsible for 32-bit MCU
products and solutions.  Forrest has over 20 years experience related to the
design and marketing of advanced solutions for embedded systems.  He received
his degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of
Washington.