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Reliability vs. power in embedded wireless applications: What datasheets don't say

Last Updated: 
Apr 10, 2009

The measure of an embedded wireless application’s power consumption is not the simple sum of its parts as one might think. While this has been the typical means of comparing and selecting components for a given application, this basic means of obtaining a quantifiable metric to compare fails to adequately capture the true measure of how these components will interact and perform as a system. The focus must be on the wireless system’s power consumption and how well a given wireless solution minimizes this costly resource. The often overlooked but equally important system attribute that drives down a wireless system’s power consumption is reliability. Reliability, in this sense, is the measure of a system’s ability to communicate data from point A to point B in a single attempt. This illustrates how reliability and power consumption in embedded wireless applications are related as well as how to optimize reliability and power efficiency. To read more, click the download link below or visit Mobile Handset DesignLine.

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