Download: energy consumption for different technologies
Here we present the energy and power measurements for the different air interfaces, namely Cellular, Bluetooth, and Wi-fi.
Download 500 KB using different air interfaces.
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, GPRS, HSDPA and IEEE 802.11b/g.
Number of tests:
250 downloads in total.
During the measurements all the air interfaces not required are switched off.
In the Figures below the total energy and the energy per bit spent when downloading 500 KB with different technologies are shown. The energy is plotted against the datarate.
When downloading with WLAN, the connection was set in infrastructure mode. The distance from the AP is approximately 3-5 meters. To obtain several datarates for the different technologies, we have repeated the tests several time. We have noticed that there is no correlation between the datarate/energy and the received signal strength (cellular connection).
E_bit [J/bit] = A+B*(Datarate - C)
E_tot [J] = Ebit *DataSize