I'm evaluating Si1060 with the related development kit. I would like to know if there is a guide for low power mode development, and specifically if it is possible to be in low power mode and wake up when a radio message is received.
Thank you in advance
LDC seems to be a fast way to implement it, but on the contrary, it needs to be expending 18,5 mA periodically. Is it possible to implement this in a different way.
Can I put the receiver in standby mode and wake up with RX packet interrupt or something like that?
The 1060 will not receive anything in standby mode.
As suggested to get current consumption down you need to use LDC mode.
You need to get your duty cycle correct, ie on time vs off time.
That way your average current consumption could be around 6mA.
6 mA? That's really the lower power consumption I can get?
I assumed it could be lower, isn't it?
No, to stay in rx mode requires power.
What were you trying to achieve as far as power consumption goes ?
What is your application ?
I need to do something when a RF message is received. Battery could never be replaced, and it should be as tiny as possible, a cell coin, for instance.
I can wait up to 1 second from transmission to reception. So I was assuming I will be able to wake up 10 msecs each second, working LDC with a duty cycle of 1%... But as far as I understand, you are stating it is not possible. 6mA means that lower duty cycle is 33% WTF!
I think you should be wrong, a low power microcontroller must have a lower average current consumption.
Can any employee clarify this?
In fact, using WDS I created both projects for RX and TX using LDC. I configured receiver for waking up 10 msecs in a WUT of 1,01 secs and it seems to work fine in development board.
As far as I understand, in this case, duty cycle is 1%, so average current is 181 uA, am I right?
I'd not realized on that fact. But anyway, it should be possible to wake up from that timer interruption, isn't it?
Moreover, is not really possible to enter in a deeper low power mode?
Anyway, let me repeat my original question. Is there any guide or whatever in order to help me know how can I implement low power mode on Si1060?
I don't think I'm the only customer interested in this feature.
Thank you in advance.