SOURCE: Ix Innovations

Ix Innovations

June 06, 2012 08:00 ET

Ix Innovations Releases PocketPico P200 PowerMate

Test Instrument Empowers Embedded and Other Electronic Systems Engineers to Design for Maximum Energy Efficiency

ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - Sensors Expo & Conference - Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Booth #530 -- Ix Innovations today announced the general availability of its PocketPico P200 PowerMate energy optimization instrument. Designed specifically for embedded and other low power electronics developers, PowerMate accurately measures current from 1nA to 30mA between 200mV and 5V in a single measurement range and charts system energy usage over time. With PowerMate, developers can optimize both hardware and software for maximum energy efficiency within any development environment and on any development platform.

As electronic systems require longer battery life, there is an increased need for measurement products that can optimize for energy efficiency. Many current solutions do not have the proper measurement range, provide slow and inaccurate data due to frequent range switching, are high cost, or are tied to a specific development environment.

PowerMate works as an independent tool, providing flexibility across development systems. PowerMate requires only three connections to a user's system: two connections on a source line to measure and source system voltage and current, and one line to provide a common ground.

The P200 PowerMate has been developed specifically for low power electronic energy optimization. It provides superior benefits such as:

  • Real-time energy profiling and graphing;
  • Wide, single measurement range, providing fast & accurate data collection;
  • Independent or cooperative operation within any development environment;
  • Intuitive, easy-to-learn display and control software;
  • Power via USB, no external power needed.

"We've spoken to many designers who are interested in optimizing their designs for energy efficiency, but have found existing solutions unsatisfactory," said Brian Degnan, CTO, Ix Innovations. "Consequently, they've been forced to estimate power consumption based on datasheet specs rather than actual data. PowerMate allows developers to design for maximum energy efficiency within any development environment in a portable, low cost, and user-friendly package."

Pricing and Availability

PowerMate is now available for purchase starting at $1,499. For more information or to order, visit or call (734) 926-5900.

About Ix Innovations

Established in 2009, Ix Innovations' mission is to be the market leader in innovative, low power measurement instruments. In 2011, the PocketPico Picoammeter was awarded "Best in Test" by Test & Measurement World in the category of Instruments, Handheld and Bench.

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