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Wake-Up-Receiver Concepts - Capabilities and Limitations

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Executive Summary

A promising idea for optimising the power consumption of mobile communication devices represents the usage of an additional ultra-low-power receiver unit, which is able to control the main transceiver in order to reduce the standby power consumption of the overall system. Such a Wake-Up-Receiver (WuRx) unit senses the medium and switches on the communication interfaces in case of an external request. Otherwise, all system components for the network communication are completely switched off. Especially in the domain of resource-limited and embedded devices, WuRx technologies enable novel communication paradigms.

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