Power Management is a key aspect in the design of embedded systems today as it directly affects the battery life and performance of embedded devices. Even if the system is not battery operated, there is significant interest in focusing on power management towards low energy compliance requirements in some embedded systems. Effective Power Management ensures not just lower power consumption with longer battery life, but also helps in lowering heat dissipation, increasing system stability ensuring less energy usage, saving cost and reducing the impact on the environment.
With more than 15 years of experience in hardware design and software development of embedded devices, Mistral’s Product Engineering Services (PES) team has the expertise to implement power management techniques for building low power designs for embedded devices.
Mistral production support services offer customers:Power management solutions can be implemented at different levels, from energy efficient peripherals and adaptive digital systems to power aware software programs. Recent developments in technologies have brought in SoCs with dynamic voltage and frequency scaling capabilities. Unfortunately, main power hogs within the system need not be the microprocessor but the peripherals; this is where Mistral’s expertise in embedded hardware and software design comes into play Mistral’s Product Engineering Services has worked with product developers to build low power designs for compact, small footprint, battery operated products based on the latest multi-core processors like ARM Cortex A8, A9 and open-source Oses like Android and Embedded Linux.The team has the experience and expertise needed to implement an effective power management strategy for a particular product. For example: we can choose the right hardware components that can be set to power down modes and enable software to set the hardware modules into different states of activity based on use-case requirements for effective power management.
Mistral’s expertise in low power designs includes implementation of techniques like:
Listed below are some of the low power design projects where we have implemented power management features: