- With the new battery optimisation hardware and software tool, IoT designers can test battery life at ease
- Has the ability to meet a wide range of power demands for embedded devices
Bluebird Labs, a provider of embedded solutions has launched a new design tool called the BattLab-One (Battery Laboratory One) that can capture current consumption profiles of battery-powered devices and optimise battery life for IoT projects.
In order to avoid spending large amounts of time on design and measurement of battery life, the software-based design tool enables embedded designers quickly and effortlessly analyse and estimate the battery life.
The BattLab-One solution provides designers of battery-powered projects with:
• A power supply unit that simulates the battery power source for your IoT project and then uses the built-in current sense technology of the BattLab-One to capture the current consumption profile of your device
• Capturing of both active event and sleep mode current from microamps to 450 milliamps
• Li-Ion, LiFePO4, Alkaline, NiMh, NiCd battery simulations
• Voltages of 1.2V, 1.5V, 2.4V, 3.0V, 3.2, 3.6V, 3.7V, 4.2V, 4.5V at up to 450 mA, perfect for measuring ESP8266 device power demands
• Trigger input to capture different firmware states and the impact on overall battery life
• “What-if” optimisation analysis to improve battery life of IoT projects
• USB power and data isolation from PSU output to avoid ground loops
• Open source hardware and software
Doug Peters, founder of Bluebird Labs states that measuring and estimating battery life is very labour-intensive. Multiple test equipment arrangements for different firmware states, manual data logging and multiple data spreadsheets just to get an estimate of battery life is tedious. A better way is required.
The BattLab-One available now.