Backlight Power Measurement
werner at openmoko.org
Wed Oct 14 12:51:38 CEST 2009
Aaron Carroll wrote:
> BL is the backlight, with I measured across R1763, and V at C1764.
> BL = 14.38 V, 28.53 mA, 410.26 mW
Is the BL voltage what you measure at LED+ relative to GND or have
you already subtracted LED- ? In the former case, your result would
be about 10% high with maximum backlight.
> IN is measured at the battery with no other external connections,
> with the current measured via a 100mohm resistor in series with (+).
> The power is just the product of the quoted V/I.
> IN = 4.01 V, 252.89 mA, 1014.09 mW
Which side is IN - battery side of the shunt resistor or Neo side ?
In the former case, you'd be another 6% high.
Regarding expected efficiency, the 50633 manual is silent about it,
the 50606 manual has the following data:
(mA) 3.6 V -> 1.8 V 3.6 -> 3.3 V
1 75% 92%
10 85% 95%
100 85% 96%
Up conversion seems to have similar characteristics as down
conversion, but the voltages given don't make sense (Vi = 5.0 V
and Vp = 1.8 V. That's a down conversion !)
So we should expect an overall conversion loss of not much more
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