Mobility

Wake-Up Receiver for Radio-on-Demand Wireless LANs

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Executive Summary

Recent investigations show that Access Points (APs) of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) are idle during much of the time and that an AP in its idle state still consumes a large percentage of power. Wake-up receivers can be used to realize radio-on-demand WLANs, activating APs from the sleep mode only in times of active data communications. A wake-up receiver, sharing the antenna (and the same ISM band) with its co-located WLAN module and exploiting RF energy detection, can be implemented at low cost and run with low power consumption.

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