Could you explain the use case in question. Depending on your advertisement interval, our device can use different sleep modes:
- For larger advertisment/connection intervals, the part can go into deep sleep where we've seen single digit uA
- For other use cases utilizing the various sleep modes, we've seen < 30uA
According to the team, 11mA (11uA would seem more inline) for connected non-advertising mode seems high.
What else is connected and how exactly are you measuring current?
The SW configuration is pretty much same as the hello sensor example.
Since my post I did realize that the 11mA is not accurate, (there are other devices that are drawing some current, this is on our custom board). But still it seems that the module is using about 5mA.
In my case I am powering the board with a DC power analyzer that displays the current consumption.
I am not seeing anything in the uA range unless I go to deep sleep.
Could you suggest how to measure current on the TAG board? That way we can be sure we are comparing the same thing.
We have a team working on this internally, so one of them should be able to respond shortly.
Thanks in advance for your patience.
Measurements on the TAG Boards:
BCM20736 TAG003 Board:
- Remove RD6 from position BC and measure current through position BC for LDOin current.
- This will be the sum of RF, Core and LDO currents.
- In sleep, this should be ~30uA,
- In pause ~1mA,
- In CPU active ~3mA,
- And during RF activity ~22mA.
To measure I/O Current:
- Remove 0 Ohm R8 and measure across this.
- If all IO is input and output disabled then:
- This will be leakage of a few hundred uA when active,
- A few uA when sleeping,
- And ~1.5uA in deep sleep without timed wake.
BCM20732 TAG002 Board:
- LDO in current should be measured by removing Rd1 from position BC and measuring current through position BC.
- For the IO current, remove R8 and measure current across the terminals of R8.
Let us know if this answers your questions.
Thank you. I will give this a try and get back to you.
I have read BCM20732S datasheet, its table-5 told me that transmission current is 9.3mA, why is "during RF activity ~22mA."?
Not sure of the context under which that value is provided.
For now, the following table 5 values within the datasheet should be used when making power calculations.
We are also working on publishing more detailed power values (with use cases)