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[802SEC] 802.15 PAR and 5C for an amendment to 15.4


802.15 is submitting a PAR and 5C for consideration at the San Antonio Plenary Session in November.  The PAR addresses a PHY layer amendment to 802.15.4-2011 supporting ultra low power operation.  This is the result of work undertaken by the Ultra Low Power Study Group which was initially formed last March.

Draft scope is:
5.2.b. Scope of the project: This amendment defines an ultra low power (ULP) physical layer operating in sub 1 GHz and 2.4 GHz license exempt bands supporting typical data rates up to 1 Mbps. This amendment also defines the necessary MAC changes required for supporting the new ULP physical layer. The desired peak power consumption for the PHY should be typically less than 15 mW.

and the draft need is:
5.5 Need for the Project: Emerging applications in sensor networks demand increasingly small form factor, low power consumption and low cost solutions. From a power consumption perspective, this amendment addresses solutions making it possible to achieve a battery life of several years when connected to coin cell batteries and/or making it possible to use
harvested energy sources while meeting the targeted data rates and continuing to support the small form factor, low cost attributes of 802.15.4.

Complete documents can be found at:

Working Group voted to approve the PAR and 5C by 26-0-1



Bob Heile, Ph.D
Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
Co-Chair IEEE P2030 Task Force 3 on Smartgrid Communications
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