The increasing demand for battery-powered and energy-efficient products has made power consumption a hot topic for embedded developers. Low power microcontrollers have enabled a host of new applications, from energy-scavenging sensors to the latest hand-held gadget, each with a demanding power budget. To help developers optimise their software for low power consumption Hitex has introduced PowerScale - a truly innovative energy profiling tool. PowerScale with ACM technology (ACM = Active Current Measurement) has been developed specifically for embedded microcontrollers. For the first time developers can easily visualise the power usage of individual software routines.
PowerScale has been awarded “the most innovative tool” with the prestigious Embedded Award in the “tools” category at the Embedded World Show 2010 and elected as Product of the Year 2011 in the category "Embedded Design" by the readers of the German "Elektronik" magazine.