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Leif Wilhelmsson

Dr. Leif Wilhelmsson is a Principal Researcher at Ericsson Research working within the area of connectivity standards. He joined Ericsson in 1998 and has in the past been involved in the standardization of Bluetooth, DVB-H, and LTE. He has also been involved in different prototype projects where he has had the role of project leader and technical coordinator. His current research focus is on IEEE 802.11, and in particular 802.11ba where he also has the secretary position. In 2007 he received the Ericsson “Inventor of the Year” award for his contributions to OFDM technology. Dr. Wilhelmsson holds a Ph.D. in Telecommunication Theory from Lund University, Sweden.

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Wake-Up Radio – A key component of IoT?

Academic researchers have worked on wake-up receivers for some 10 years, with the goal of taking a disruptive step towards very low power consumption for wireless devices. In May 2016 the IEEE 802.11 Working Group took the first step towards standardizing wake-up receivers. This led to the formation of the 802.11ba Task Group, which is one of the groups within the IEEE 802.11 Working Group that attracts the most interest. The target is to have a draft 1.0 of the specification ready in May 2018.

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