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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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