The 2803x devices incorporate a method to reduce the device current consumption. Because each peripheral unit has an individual clock-enable bit, significant reduction in current consumption can be achieved by turning off the clock to any peripheral module that is not used in a given application. Furthermore, any one of the three low-power modes could be taken advantage of to reduce the current consumption even further. Table 5-2 indicates the typical reduction in current consumption achieved by turning off the clocks.
|Internal zero-pin oscillator||0.5|
IDDIO current consumption is reduced by 15 mA (typical) when XCLKOUT is turned off.
The baseline IDD current (current when the core is executing a dummy loop with no peripherals enabled) is 40 mA, typical. To arrive at the IDD current for a given application, the current-drawn by the peripherals (enabled by that application) must be added to the baseline IDD current.
Following are other methods to reduce power consumption further: