Adafruit Ina219 mcu power consumption


Has anyone tried to use the Adafruit Ina219 to calculate the power consumption of an application running on the mcu ?

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The microcontroller or processor of a Arduino board runs always at full speed.
It does not matter what you do, it will use the same power.

Turning on leds, relays and motors make a difference of course. Some boards have Wifi, that needs a lot of power.
Sometimes a sleep-mode is used when a Arduino board is powered with a battery. Some boards have a floating point processor. The newer and more sophisticated a Arduino boards could show a (very small) difference in power consumption.


In my application ,i am trying to to differentiate the stages like audio sampling , inference ,ble communication .
I set delays to somehow see how much change there is in between stages .

This is the waveform that i get with a sleep that lowers the amplitude .

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