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Program Level Power Modeling of Microcontrollers
S. D. Adhatrao, V. B. Shegane, V. G. Shelake, S. A. Shinde and R. K. Kamat

With the advent of the portable applications low power is becoming a critical design issue and performance metric in embedded systems. In order to estimate the power consumption of the final product, characterization of the accurate power model of the microcontroller used is essential. Based on the power modeling, the low power consuming microcontroller is chosen for the intended ideal. The present communication reports power modeling of three different microcontrollers of MCS-51 family for a set of applications commonly used in embedded systems. The characterization is based on the current mirror measurement methodology.

Keywords: Power modeling, Microcontrollers, Embedded Systems, Keil Compiler.

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