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IEEE Publishes Technology Report on IEEE Wake-Up Radio™ Aimed at Significantly Increasing Battery Life for Wireless Devices

Highlighting efforts of the IEEE 802.11ba™ Standards Task Group, the IEEE Wake-Up Radio Technology Report provides analysis on the application, market, and technology impacts of low-power/low-latency IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Interfaces

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PISCATAWAY, NJ, 15 November 2017 – IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today announced the availability of the IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio. Wake-Up Radio is a breakthrough technology from the IEEE 802.11ba Standards Task Group that significantly extends the battery life of devices and sensors, particularly those that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). With the projected growth of IoT devices exceeding 20 billion by 2020, Wake-Up Radio will greatly reduce the need for frequent recharging or replacement of batteries while still maintaining optimum device performance.

 “Energy conservation is a critical requirement for the billions of future networked devices exclusively dependent on battery power with a target operational lifetime in excess of five years. These devices will make up a substantial fraction of the Internet of Things market,” said Paul Nikolich, chair, IEEE 802®. “IEEE P802.11ba—Wake Up Radio is a key enabling energy conserving technology for the markets they will serve, and this insightful report has been crafted to help stakeholders better understand the potential of the technology and market.”

From smart homes and smart warehouses, to logistics and transport, to wearable health-monitoring devices and more, achieving low-power, low-latency objectives are essential for organizations designing or using IoT devices. Wake-Up Radio, running on the common standard IEEE 802.11™, offers solutions to overcome design challenges, and to meet the unique requirements for low-power and low-latency in a world of ubiquitous IoT device deployments.

“IEEE Wake-Up Radio is an add-on to existing IEEE 802.11 radios that substantially improves power-saving performance of IEEE 802, removing the need to compromise between power savings and latency,” said Adrian Stephens, chair, IEEE 802.11 Working Group. “This makes the technology suitable for a new class of battery-powered devices that will drive innovation and exciting new applications in the market.” 

The IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio provides:

  • An overview of IEEE 802.11ba Wake-Up Radio
  • Near-and long-term use cases
  • Market forecasts
  • A comparison of IEEE Wake-Up Radio to other technologies
  • A look at potential future developments

The IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio: An Application, Market, and Technology Impact Analysis of Low-Power/Low-Latency 802.11 Wireless LAN Interfaces is available for purchase on IEEE Xplore.

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