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Innovative Low-Power Solution

Innovative Low-Power Solutions (ILPS) are innovative, low cost and low power devices, easy to program for collecting data or multimedia applications

What is it

Innovative Low-Power Solutions (ILPS) are innovative, low cost and low power devices, easy to program for collecting data or multimedia applications
Today we are witnessing an increase in the use of microcontrollers and microprocessors in any field, from industry to entertainment.
Your smartphone, your electronic cigarette, your portable console and your smartwatch are few classic examples of ILPS. Microcontrollers, microprocessors and the entire PCB involved should, therefore, be designed knowing that will be powered by battery or (extreme case) directly from the signal cable. So, the production of low-consumption devices becomes strategic, make this one aspect of the basic parameters in choosing the device itself.

How does it work

The two parameters that rule the low power consumption are: the operating voltage and the current consumption. Multiplying these two parameters we will obtain the total consumption of the device: we want this number to be as low as possible.

Very often it makes the mistake of associating the consumption of the device to the electricity consumption: the operating voltage directly reduces certain thresholds the current consumption and, consequently, the overall energy consumption, but the deduction “Low voltage = low currents” is not a rule.

We are constantly documented on the latest innovative technologies: small sized, with amazing computing power and low energy consumption, are typically powered at 1.8 V, 3.3 V and 5 V, even with a maximum current consumption of no more than 200 mA / h, while in sleep mode of 0.6 uA/h(!).

If you do the math, you can imagine a device that runs on battery power for a decade…

WE DESIGN AND PRODUCE DEVICES FOR MONITORING AND CONTROL ONLY USING ILPS

ADVANTAGES

LOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION

RAPID PROTOTYPE

CHEAP

NON-INVASIVE

EASILY CONVERTIBLE FOR OTHER PROJECTS

DISADVANTAGES

NONE

CURIOSITY

Company such as Apple, Atmel, Philips, etc., invest on Innovative Low-Power Solutions because they are cheap, have a low energy consumption and can easily be integrated in daily life or on a production process.