Installing Ubuntu on the Nexus7
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Nexus7 Power Measurement
Steve Conklin did an initial investigation on the power consumption on the Nexus7 by watching the I2C bus and doing some disassembly of the unit:
git repo for tools mentioned in the above presentation: firstname.lastname@example.org:sconklin/nexus-tools.git (https://github.com/sconklin/nexus-tools)
The same tools used to identify power issues for other architectures (like powertop) work just fine:
- Measuring CPU usage is a good way to detect when your application is drawing too much power, kcachegrind and callgrind (part of Valgrind) are excellent tools.
Colin King maintains several tools to gather statistics on power consumption:
Eventstat: calculates the rate of events per second and can dump the data in a .csv
- $ sudo apt-get install eventstat
- $ sudo eventstat
The ARM Energy Probe is a hardware tool that is fairly cheap and can be used to measure power consumption. It uses a GPL software stack and offers command-line and HTML5+websockets interface. Here is an intro video on using the ARM Energy Probe.