Download a whitepaper for low-power design. These tips will extend your battery life. Summary Checklist for Low-Power Design With these tips, power consumption can be cut significantly. Read about one case study where we extended the battery lifetime by 500%.Wireless Transmission ChecklistHow much data do you need to transmit? How far?Which is the appropriate type of wireless transmission?Is a gateway needed or will there be a direct connection to the Internet?How often does it need to be on?Display ChecklistConsider grayscale LCD or digital paperAvoid or limit backlightingSmaller displays take less powerUse sound or single LED for user interfaceSend data to a phone for displaySensor ChecklistChoose the appropriate type of sensorTurn off sensors when possibleLeverage camera or GPS in cell phone if possible Choose the appropriate sampling rateMicroprocessor ChecklistSelect the right processor for the tasksMinimize power hungry processing Sleep whenever possibleCompressing takes processing power, but compressed data usually saves more on wireless transmission power, so compressing data before transmitting wirelessly is usually better.Software ChecklistPower down subsystems when not being usedDim the display when no input from the userUse wireless connections efficientlyTransmit bursts of dataDo not sleep too long (cellular & WiFi need to re-establish connection)Off-load energy-intensive processing to mobile applications or to the cloudUse a motion sensor instead of GPSCheck that devices that are supposed to be powered down actually are off About Voler Systems Voler Systems provide RD consulting from concept through smoothly moving new products into production. Our highly experienced team delivers high quality on time and on budget. Extract the most from your battery by using our experienced engineers who understand ultra low-power design. We have developed wearable devices, IoT devices, medical devices, consumer products, and other specialized sensor-based electronics and prototype circuits.