How to measure current drawn by a RF Transceiver

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by rogerthatpsr, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. rogerthatpsr

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    I want to measure the current drawn by a RF Transceiver tat operates at 2.4Ghz.... whenever it transmits something..it draws current in the form of pulses which could be as low as 40mA n operates at 3.3v.... is there any procedure or is it ok if i connect an ammeter in series with VCC pin to get average current consumed :confused:
     
  2. KL7AJ

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    Measuring average DC power should work fine
     
  3. cttan

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    Dec 13, 2009
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    but how to measure the average DC power?
     
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