The Nordic Semiconductor NRF6707 ‘Power Profiler Kit’, is a development tool comprising PC-based software and an extension board for the company’s nRF51 and nRF52 Series Development Kits (nRF51 DK and nRF52 DK). Targeting software and hardware engineers designing embedded solutions, the low-cost Power Profiler Kit development tool provides a simple method to measure dynamic power consumption in embedded solutions.
The Power Profiler Kit includes an advanced auto-ranging analog measurement circuit to support high speed current measurement across a large dynamic input range. The kit supports an input range from 0 to 70mA with a resolution of just 0.2µA for the lowest range. Sampling is performed every 13µs in order to ensure even the shortest periods of activity are captured.
The Power Profiler Kit PC software is based the Python programming language and is delivered via an installer that includes all the required Python scripts. The use of Python enables non-expert programmers to easily modify and customize software. The software output can generate logs that can be processed directly by other tools.
- Quick power consumption measurements on a firmware running on an nRF5x DK
- Quick power consumption measurements on a firmware running on an external board
- Accumulative measurements, such as average, peak, minimum, maximum
- Instantaneous measurements presented as waveform plots