nRF7002 DK v1.0.0

Measuring current

The current drawn by the nRF7002 companion IC can be monitored on the nRF7002 DK.

Current can be measured using any of the following test instruments.

For measurement instructions, see sections Using an oscilloscope for current profile measurement, Using an ampere meter for current measurement, and Using two PPK2s to measure component current consumption.

Power analyzer measurements are not described in this document.

The nRF7002 companion IC has two available power supplies, VDD (1.8 V) and VBAT (2.9-4.5 V). The nRF7002 DK is prepared for measuring current on both domains. Only the VBAT domain current measurement is described here, but the approach is the same with the VDD supply. See the following table for the corresponding components.

Table 1. Components for current measurement on VDD and VBAT
Component VDD VBAT
Measurement connector P22 P23
When measuring the current consumption:

For more information on current measurement, see the tutorial Current measurement guide: Introduction.