[Tinyos-help] Power management

Sarfraz Nawaz sarfraz at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 14:44:19 PST 2013

Thanks Wasif for your response. I am adding in the list so just in case
others might have more ideas.

I guess the question that I am trying to ask is, does an Iris or MicaZ mote
ever enter into the power down mode when there are no tasks in the
schedular queue? And if they do, how do they wake back up. They don't have
any I2C devices on them, a watchdog reset will reboot the mote and the only
source that can generate an external interrupt is probably the radio?

On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 7:40 AM, wasif masood <rwmasood at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, generally, each mode has some sort of mapping defined with the type
> of ongoing processes in the system. For example, with certain types of
> timer running system cannot go into deep sleep mode (power down), also with
> radio always on (I am not sure, may be). So if there is "nothing" going on
> in MCU, it will go in to  POWER_DOWN mode.
>  And the second part of your question you already know the answer that can
> be awaken by " external interrupts, watchdog reset or I2C address match"
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:14 AM, Sarfraz Nawaz <sarfraz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am trying to understand the tinyos power management for Iris motes. I
>> have read through the power management TEP and the scheduler code which
>> keeps executing tasks and calls McuSleep.sleep() when there are no tasks
>> in the queue. McuSleep.sleep() for atmega1281 calls getPowerState which
>> checks various components and returns either ATM128_POWER_IDLE, ATM128_POWER_ADC_NR
>> or ATM128_POWER_DOWN. My query is that does it ever end up at the bottom
>> of the if else ladder and return ATM128_POWER_DOWN? In the power down
>> mode, atmega1281 can only wake up from external interrupts, watchdog reset
>> or I2C address match. If the micro is powered down, which of these or which
>> of the external interrupts wakes it back up on Iris?
>> Any pointers or insight will be really helpful. Thanks.
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