Estudio de los efectos de la temperatura en el consumo energético de microcontroladores
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Microcontrollers are programmable integrated circuits whose function is to automate processes and process information within a given application. Because they are programmable, they can be found in various electronic devices from the most common ones in daily life such as computers, tablets, smartphones, etc. to others with more complex functions that are part of smart buildings and cities, industrial processes or the aeronautical industry, for example. Microcontrollers are made up of several blocks that perform a specific task. The essential blocks are the central processing unit (CPU), which is responsible for processing and executing the instructions stored in memory. The memory where the instructions executed by the CPU and volatile elements such as variables or data are stored. And the peripherals that are hardware resources integrated within the same chip that can operate simultaneously with the CPU and also allow interaction with the outside. This project is aimed at studying the effect of temperature on the energy consumption of a commercial microcontroller and one of its peripherals, the timer. To this end, a thermal chamber will be available where the device will be introduced and various experiments will be carried out to measure its consumption. Finally, the results will be compared and conclusions will be drawn on the effects of temperature on the power consumption.