Azimuth Systems Inc. has announced a test solution that enables semiconductor manufacturers, cellular phone vendors, service providers, consumer electronics vendors and PC manufacturers to measure the power consumption of mobile devices. The Wi-Fi Power Consumption Benchmark Suite allows design engineers to measure the power consumption during various Wi-Fi usage modes, and to run profiles that can determine the impact of Wi-Fi connectivity on a device's battery life. This suite runs on the company’s W-Series platform and enables manufacturers to optimize product design and power consumption algorithms to help extend the battery life of mobile Wi-Fi devices. It can be used to measure power consumption over a fixed time period, over the entire life of a battery, and as a device switches between usage modes or configurations.
Azimuth Systems, Inc.