BTnode rev3 Performance Characterization

BTnode Bluetooth RSSI Measurements

Download results here. Shown are sets of 20 measurements at different distances (in meters).

BTnode Low-Power Modes

With both radios off, detailed analysis of the minimal power consumption of the Atmel AVR core was made. The results presented were measured with a 3.000 V input at the battery power supply and include the step-up regulator consumption to Vcc=3.3 V.

modecurrent [mA]power [mW]
idle17.5752.71
ADC16.4149.23
ext-standby1.4644.39
power-save0.8452.54
power-down0.1620.486

A detailed analysis can be found in: M. Yuecel: Role and Link-State Selection for Bluetooth Scatternets. Master Thesis, ETH Zurich, 2006. [pdf]