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UW engineers achieve Wi-Fi at 10,000 times lower power
February 23, 2016
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.University of Washington (UW) computer scientists and electrical engineers have generated Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000 times less power than conventional methods. With "Passive Wi-Fi," signals can be transmitted at rates up to 11 megabits per second--rates that are lower than maximum Wi-Fi speeds but are 11 times faster than Bluetooth--and decoded on any of the billions of devices with Wi-Fi connectivity.Full Story
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