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Low Power Macrolayer for Wireless Communication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117924D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Camp Jr, WO Fleek, AE Hoffman, CR [+details]

Abstract

Many current implementations of Wireless Local Area Networks (LAN) require that the receiver in the mobile unit always be on to continuously monitor the transmissions of the access point in order to know if a message will be sent to it. This greatly increases the current drain on the battery of the computer to which the receiver is attached.