Industry White Paper

Power Consumption Analysis Tool

July 20, 2022 by Rohde & Schwarz
Topics Covered
  • Prerequisites
  • User Interface of the R&S Power Consumption Analysis Tool
  • Ordering Information

Application Note

Battery life time is usually one of the most important specifications for battery-powered devices. Depending on the application, life time requirements can range from tens of hours for typical wearables like smart watches to ten years for smart sensors. Understanding where and when energy is used in order to minimize power consumption is therefore key for any of these devices.

The power consumption analysis tool was developed to make it easier for customers to analyze power consumption data collected with either the NGL, NGM or NGU power supplies from Rohde & Schwarz. It allows to easily capture power consumption data and analyze using basic measurements. This application note explores the prerequisites needed, interfaces, settings, order information, and more.