Maximize The Battery Life Of Your IoT Devices

Watch this video to find out why accurate battery drain measurements are critical to achieving the long battery life customers expect. Keysight’s broad range of solutions enable engineers to get convenient, fast, and accurate results that properly characterize battery drain on IoT devices

Smart Power Measurements

IoT devices spend most of their time in sleep mode, drawing nanoamps of current, but may draw tens of milliamps when processing or communicating. Accurate low-power measurement, a million-to-one dynamic range, and fast power-draw transient analysis requires best-in-class performance power measurement test systems.

Power consumption of IoT devices in lab test doesn't accurately reflect real-world conditions. What if your device is located at a cell edge and has intermittent connectivity? How do carrier aggregation, higher-order MIMO, and other cellular-IoT capabilities impact the battery lifespan?

Keysight has patented current and power measurement technology and a wealth of experience making these measurements.

Signal Integrity and Power Integrity Testing

Low-power highly-integrated mixed-signal ICs are especially susceptible to crosstalk. Similarly, low power distribution networks typically have much smaller supply tolerances, causing clocks and digital data to be more easily impacted by ripple, noise, and transients riding on the power rails.

IoT devices need carefully-controlled signal integrity and power integrity. Physical-layer time- and frequency-domain measurements and comprehensive analysis software are required to reduce board spins and get to market faster.

Keysight's SI and PI simulation and measurement tools are suitable for testing all major digital design and interconnect standards, from MIPI to DDR.

Design and Simulation Tools

Advances in mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) technology have been a key enabler of IoT devices; devices are increasingly using printed antennas, multiple antennas, and multiple radios. Greater integration delivers lower cost, lower energy consumption, and better performance.

With increasing complexity, electrical, thermal, and mechanical behaviors need to be fully evaluated. Keysight's design and simulation tools support an accurate and seamless flow of co-simulation across multiple realms and technologies — from component to system level.

IoT Education Hub: Device Test

Designing IoT devices with the performance and battery life required is no easy task. It requires more than a keen understanding of the challenges you’ll face, and selection of the right solutions. You need to know how to use those solutions to solve your challenges, and the best measurement tips and practices to follow.

The IoT Education Hub offers you access to the latest educational resources on IoT device testing. Gain access to valuable “how-to” information and learn how you can ensure your IoT devices are developed with minimal board spins, thoroughly tested for the real world, and can get to market on time and ahead of the competition.

Let Keysight’s IoT Education Hub help you realize the promise of IoT today.

The Keysight Solution

Pinpoint potential issues in your devices and device networks. Keysight's IoT Test Solution provides critical insights at every level:

  • Device: Measure wireless range, roaming capabilities, security, interoperability, and overall quality
  • Access point (AP): Emulate hundreds of APs and the networks behind them
  • Environments: Test traffic loads, signal generation, channel modeling, distance emulation, and in-depth performance analysis
  • Quality of experience (QoE) metrics for target applications: email, browsing, unified communications (UC), streaming video, patient monitoring, and voice

Validate and Secure Your IoT Connection

Businesses rely on IoT devices. They sit at the foundation of many business networks providing:

  • Real-time streaming video and related sensor data
  • Critical infrastructure and automated manufacturing
  • Mobile healthcare and patient monitoring
  • Smart utilities and smart cities

Mobile device manufacturers must validate the performance of new designs against real-world, high-scale conditions. Keysight provides realistic test scenarios that produce actionable insight to ensure reliable, secure wireless connections.

Want help testing your IoT device?