ME1545:  Performance and Energy Costs Associated with IoT Connectivity
Day 05/26/16
Time 11:00-11:25
Location Cypress
Company EEMBC - Silicon Labs
Abstract One of the key characteristics of an IoT device is that it connects, directly or indirectly, to the Internet. That connectivity has an associated performance and energy cost - a critical design factor when it comes to optimizing battery life and responsiveness. The system designer must carefully select the microcontroller and RF module to ensure optimal conditions based on the application's requirements. This presentation will describe a new industry standard for measuring performance and energy consumption of microcontrollers and RF modules as they communicate with the outside world, helping designers sort out the competitive landscape of products.



Peter Torelli
Director of Software Engineering, EEMBC

While studying engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Peter began his career as an intern at Intel in 1993 writing flash memory file-systems. After graduating he joined Intel full-time and during his 20 years he worked as desktop and mobile microprocessor architect, wrote advanced programs to validate hardware performance on chipsets and graphics, invented switch-level power simulation algorithms for pre-silicon CPU power estimation, and led digital circuit teams to deploy novel low-power CPU design techniques.
His most significant contributions involved driving power convergence for the Larrabee HPC product line, and enabling power awareness across foundry design automation tools. In early 2014, Peter left Intel to work with Portland-area startups writing software and building hardware in diverse areas such as IoT wearables and fashion-technology.

2nd Speaker Brent Wilson
Director Apps Engineering IoT MCU & Wireless, Silicon Labs

3rd Speaker