nRF9160 DK v1.1.0

Measuring current

The current drawn by the nRF9160 System in Package (SiP) can be monitored on the nRF9160 DK.

Current can be measured using various test instruments. Examples of test equipment are the following:

You can use connector P22 for measuring current consumption or monitoring voltage levels of nRF9160.

The use of a USB connector is not recommended for powering the Development Kit (DK) during current measurements due to potential noise from the USB power supply. Instead, the DK should be powered by connecting a power supply to connector P21.

For more information on measuring, see sections Using an oscilloscope for current profile measurement and Using a current meter for current measurement.