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Course overview

Energy consumption becomes more and more of an issue:

We need to use less energy to comply! Talking about battery operation and months/years of operational life, this translates to requiring ultra low power consumption. This calls for the use of the available hardware features to reduce the energy consumption. This in turn calls for the use of energy efficient hardware, including MCU, and for power management.

Experience with the approaches discussed in this workshop, show that energy consumption can be reduced by several orders of magnitude.

Various hardware modules are discussed from the perspective of their possibility to consume less power: energy sources, regulators, memory/processor/I-O, sensors& interfacing, radio. Reduction possibilities are discussed on various levels:

The lecturer (expert at Altran Netherlands BV) has a broad and in-depth hardware-software engineering experience (in research and development, feasibility studies, system performance tuning), has acted a lot on the border between hardware and software and is an advisor of the EEMBC Working Groups ULPBench, IoT-Connectivity and IoT-Security. (EEMBC defines Industry-Standard Benchmarks for Embedded Systems). He was part of the ULP group at Holst Center for 2 years. He is also (co-)author of several papers in the area of parallel programming using the Communicating Sequential Processes paradigm and the use of Analytical Software Design / Dezyne. He regularly gives guest lectures at universities, polytechnics and at various conferences and defines graduation projects and coaches students.

The 'Ultra Low Power' workshop:


€ 1.190,00 excl. VAT


2 consecutive days


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MSEE Herman Roebbers

Course Leader

MSc Hans Vink


16-04-2020 | 09:00 - 17:00
17-04-2020 | 09:00 - 17:00

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Tel. +31 85 401 3600



After completion of this course the participant will:

  • Understand that power management is a system issue;
  • Know modern energy-efficient architectures;
  • Understand the hardware features to reduce the energy footprint;
  • Understand available tooling for energy measurement;
  • Have hands-on experience working with starter kits for energy measurement;
  • Know how to identify critical system parameters;
  • Have insight into the possibilities and restrictions of a successful implementation of low power targets in embedded systems;
  • Know a process for applying power management techniques.

vIntended for

The course is intended for IoT developers, embedded software and hardware engineers involved in embedded software design, system architects, project leaders (education: BSc / MSc) working in research, development and/or engineering. Prior knowledge: working experience with a PC with Windows, ability to read simple C programs.


Day 1

  • Power management is a system issue;
  • Static vs. dynamic power consumption;
  • Hands-on 1: energy profiling, energy modes, measure energy consumption;
  • Techniques for reduction of energy consumption;
  • Available tools for energy measurement;
  • Hands-on 2: reduce power consumption using DMA;
  • Battery properties and mitigation;
  • How much energy do my peripherals consume?

Day 2

  • Architectural approaches to reduce the energy consumption;
  • Hands-on 3: energy profiling, knowledge on peripheral, power and clock states;
  • Influence of HW architecture on optimisation opportunities;
  • Energy-efficient coding guidelines;
  • IoT radio technologies and energy consumption;
  • Hands-on 4: evaluation of coding influence on energy;
  • Benchmarking using EEMC ULP benchmark, demonstration;
  • Hands-on 5: energy benchmarking (with EEMBC ULPBench).


Methods: Lectures, demonstrations, hands-on sessions. The hands-on sessions take place in groups of two, where possible teaming up a more junior participant with one more senior.

Course material: course book.


High Tech Institute/T2prof certificate based on exercises.

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