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S08SHX v S08PAX current draw at 3.3V / 3V

Question asked by Carl Norman on Feb 22, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 29, 2016 by Carl Norman

Hi Guys,


I have a design that runs off a single CR2032 3V battery. I ported the SH4 code to PA4 which was quite a big task due to the amount of features we use. Anyway, the problem now is that in the data sheet, and in testing, the current draw at 3.3V the PA4 draws ~4uA in stop mode, and the SH4 draws 1uA. Down below 3.1V they are "the same" measuring around 1uA.


Is there a way and/or reason that the PA4 is so terrible between 3.1V to 3.3V? But fine from 3.1V down to 2.8V? I would have thought this newer PA4 processor would run at 3.3V because of lion batteries. It takes a significant chunk of life out of the design going from 1uA to 4uA for the first portion of its life. Obviously once the CR2032 has been powered on it will drop under 3.1V, but its not ideal.