I have a question when i look into any chipset manufacturer datasheet they mention the power consumed by that chipset or any electronic component is lets say some 60mA or some XmA now is this power consumed is for one hour or for how long assuming the chipset/electronic is always on/active ?
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Power = Voltage * Current
mA or A or Amps = Current
mV or Volts = Voltage
mW or W or Watts = Power
Energy = Power*Time
Energy consumption is often measured in Watt*hours. Batteries are often measured in amp*hour ratings.
Basically, consumption over time is already built into the definition of current as current is literally (charge flow)/(unit time). That means it's telling you how much something is happening per unit of time. So if you want to know how much is "consumed" in 1 hour, you simply multiply by 1 hour. Unless you're looking at battery sizes, you really want watt*hours which is a measure of energy rather than an amount of charge. Use the equation above to get from mA to to watts (using voltage) and from there you can multiply that by time to get the amount of energy consumed over that time period.