[riot-devel] Measuring power on the iot-lab testbed

Gaëtan Harter gaetan.harter at inria.fr
Sun Apr 26 11:03:11 CEST 2015

Hi Peter,

don't worry, I think it's an IoT-Lab problem.
Some nodes have this unstable consumption graph, it's tracked on the 
following issue:


Can you try with one "good" node: like Grenoble 1+9+12 and see if the 
problem remains?

I added iot-lab admin as CC to let us follow the discussions.

Gaëtan - IoT-Lab team

On 04/25/2015 05:13 PM, Peter Kietzmann wrote:
> Hi devs,
> after measuring the consumption of an iot-lab_M3 node (on the iot-lab 
> testbed) I can't explain myself the graph of the measured power over 
> time in [1] (please note that I zoomed the plot to better visualize 
> the problem). It is just the normal example in 
> RIOT/examples/hello-word. You can find my measuring profile which I 
> used on the testbed in [2].
> (i) There is a sawtooth-signal where one tooth lasts approx. 30 seconds
> (ii) There is some kind of cycle which pulses each 1.5 seconds (This 
> seems to be a "known" problem of the measurement unit)
> Any ideas what this is or where it comes from?
> Best,
> Peter
> [1] 
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2ig4jIQ4JbHSWpvaTZyOGRCb00/view?usp=sharing
> [2] 
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2ig4jIQ4JbHS3FVdTc0TnZ5eDA/view?usp=sharing 

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