Apparatus for scheduled low power autonomous data recording

  • US 7,782,195 B2
  • Filed: 03/19/2008
  • Issued: 08/24/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for autonomous data recording comprising:

  • a programmable timer having a programming interface and an alarm output;

    a power regulator having an enable input coupled to the alarm output, a power input and a power output;

    a power source coupled to the power input of the regulator;

    a controller coupled to the power output of the power regulator and to the programming interface of the programmable timer; and

    a data recorder coupled to the power output of the power regulator;

    wherein the regulator has an operating state in which power is provided at the power output and an idle state; and

    wherein the power regulator is activated into the operating state by activation of the alarm output and deactivated into the idle state by deactivation of the alarm output.

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