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Workaround to reduce consumption in sleep mode after previous wake up from stand by mode

Question asked by Ck-befra on Nov 9, 2017

I'm using STM32L100R8-A and i struggled with higher consumption in sleep mode. Finally I found workaround which works for me. It would be fine if someone else can confirm this beahvior.


My circuit is powered from 3V Lithium battery and I have to detect when battery is removed - there is 1mF backup capacitor to hold the power. I Have configured EXTI IRQ when battery is removed and I go into Stand by mode in this interrupt. I also enable wakeup pin (same pin) to wake up from stand by mode when battery is connected again.


When I connect the battery for the first time when even backup capacitor is drained, the consumption in run mode, sleep mode and stand-by mode is according to datasheet.
Problem appears when I enter stand-by mode and then wake up by rising edge at WAKEUP_PIN2.
After such wakeup consumption in sleep mode is higher around 130uA @ 3V!

Workaround 1.
We can reduce consumption about 106uA if we disable, after wakeup reset in init phase, wakeup pin 2 by command:

Workaround 2.
We can reduce consumption about another 24uA if we clear, after wakeup reset in init phase, wakeup flag WUF by command:

These two workarounds work for me pretty fine, but i didn't notice I have to do this in datahseet or any app. note. So if you can confirm this strange behavior at your STM32Lxx and if thhese workaround works for you?

Here is my IRQ routine where I enter stand by mde and configure wake up event:


void EXTI15_10_IRQHandler(void)

    HAL_RTCEx_DeactivateWakeUpTimer(&T_hrtc); // in case if stop mode preceded
    HAL_PWR_EnableWakeUpPin(PWR_WAKEUP_PIN2); // Batt insertion detection
    HAL_SuspendTick(); // deactivate Systick IRQ
    __HAL_RCC_PWR_CLK_ENABLE(); // this is better it has also necessary delay
    SCB->SCR |= SCB_SCR_SLEEPDEEP; // enter deepsleep mode
    PWR->CR |= PWR_CR_PDDS; // enter standby in deepsleep
    PWR->CR |= PWR_CR_CWUF; // clear wakeup flag
    __WFI(); // seems its ok to call this inside IRQ..