Low Power Hardware Design

Course#: BSEMB10015

About this Course

Course Type Course Code Duration
Embedded Software BSEMB1015 2 Days

Designing hardware for embedded systems can be a real challenge. Computing capacity, electrical power, and memory are always in limited supply. Learn how to best configure hardware. Learn how software architecture can help get the most out of the hardware. In this hands-on course, you will learn some of the best tips, tricks, and practices to optimize all of the available resources.

Why Attend this Course?

What Makes this Course Stand Apart?

What you will Learn?


Electrical engineers with no prior embedded hardware experience
Electrical engineers seeking to enhance their embedded design skills


Working knowledge of digital and analog circuits

Course Outline

What is “low power”?
Benefits and Enemies of LPD (Low Power Design)
System Engineering
Power in sleep mode vs. run mode
Modeling the system
Current budget & runtime requirements
HW / SW partitioning
Voltage, current and clock speed
Fault management
Human engineering

Hardware Engineering
Battery technologies
Power Supply types and efficiency
Analog Circuitry – parasitic losses and other issues
Programmable Logic
DSP vs. general purpose MCU
Memory type comparison
User interface (buttons, displays, LEDs, audible alerts)
Board design & layout
Firmware architecture
CPU sleep modes
Tips and Tricks
Pin multiplexing
CPU clock management
Sub-system power management
Battery monitoring & management
Wrap up
Trade-offs – performance/features/power
Future / emerging technologies


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