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VDD current consumption

During operation, nRF9160 current consumption depends significantly on the LTE network, end product's antenna design, temperature, battery voltage, and the intensity of the LTE uplink data transmit. Although the typical current consumption of nRF9160 can be very low, the power supply and system must be designed to meet the demands of the potential worst-case level of current consumption.

The worst-case level of current consumption depends, among other things, on the following:

The current consumption figures related to hardware design are given in Modem current consumption in nRF9160 Product Specification: