IOT Test Solution 2.4 GHz Radio IoT Power Usage
2.4 GHz Radio IoT Power Usage

One of the important power uses of an IoT device is it’s RF output power, but how much power does it take to run the entire RF peripheral and how do you optimise it? Evaluate RF power throughout development and characterise power use in different modes.

Whatever your IoT passion, your product likely connects wirelessly to a network, sensors, or both. In the 2.4 GHz band Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee, and many other wireless protocols compete for data bandwidth. Evaluating the battery implications of exchanging RF data is an important element in understanding the overall operation of any IoT device. Using a IoT development platform we compare methods for measuring the power consumed by different radio operating modes.