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Mini-tutorial #1: Emerging Low-power Radio Technologies
Ed Callaway – Motorola

Title: Low power consumption features of the IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee LR-WPAN standard


The recently-approved IEEE 802.15.4 Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Network (LR-WPAN) standard is the first open industry standard for ad hoc self-organizing wireless networks, and therefore represents the opening of a large new wireless communication market. One of the key features in the success of such networks will be low power consumption. This talk will review features of the physical and MAC layers of IEEE 802.15.4 designed to minimize power consumption, and discuss some of the power reduction alternatives available in the higher layers of a device using the standard.


Edgar H. Callaway Jr. received a B.S. in mathematics and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1979 and 1983, respectively; an M.B.A. from Nova (now Nova-Southeastern) University, Davie, Florida, in 1987; and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, in 2002.

Dr. Callaway joined Motorola in 1984 as an RF engineer, and spent 16 years developing land mobile radio and paging products. In 2000, he joined Motorola Labs, where his interests include the design of low-power wireless networks. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Florida), and has had more than 20 U.S. patents issued. He has published several papers, and is the author of "Wireless Sensor Networks", recently published by CRC Press.