Current sensing technologies are becoming vital for optimizing embedded systems that are present at the core of highly functional electronics products.
FREMONT, CA: The consumer electronics market has thrown up many surprises over the last decade. At present, similar trends in developments are driving the evolution of electronics goods. The constant churn in the consumer electronics market has brought about a lot of opportunities for embedded system designers to innovate. Many new technologies are finding their way into smart personal devices, as well as cars. For the embedded systems to power these advancing functionalities of consumer electronics, there is a need for technological enablers. Current sensing technology, which helps generate feedback on the performance of embedded systems, is now allowing systems to self-manage. The following are some applications of current sensing technologies that can boost embedded systems’ performance.
• Performance Measurement and Better Controls
sensors have the ability to conduct an accurate measurement of performance, enabling the development of better controls over embedded systems. Even for the case of predictive maintenance, current sensing technology can effectively monitor, measure, and report ripple current, which can subsequently be used to determine the operational health of embedded systems and their potential lifespan. Important performance parameters allow dynamic controls, as well as accurate fault detection.
• Higher Efficiency for Power Systems
Power systems can achieve higher efficiency by using current sensing capabilities, which subsequently influence faster turn-on and turn-off time and fast reverse recovery. With current sensors, embedded systems in consumer electronics products like motors, inverters, and refrigerators can be optimized for improved performance efficiency.
• Processor Optimizations
Current sensors can be deployed at various locations to evaluate the use of processors in a system. As new technologies like AI and analytics are implemented across electronic appliances, the ability to monitor and track processors enables optimization of processor loading and thermal management functions.
Current sensing technology, thus, presents the scope of optimizing the efficiency of embedded devices.