Existing and emerging wireless communication technologies for the IoT

Speaker: Christian Bachmann

Company/ Institute: Program Manager ULP Wireless Systems, imec/Holst Centre

Dr. Christian Bachmann is Program Manager of imec’s ULP Wireless Systems program. He joined imec in 2011, working on ultra-low-power wireless communication systems, digital baseband processing, and hardware/software co-design. In his previous roles as project lead and senior researcher he has covered various wireless communication solutions for 802.11ah WiFi, Bluetooth LE, 802.15.4 (Zigbee), ultra-wideband impulse radio and others. Prior to joining imec, he has been researching hardware-accelerated power estimation for VLSI systems both with Infineon Technologies and Graz University of Technology in Graz, Austria, receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2011.

Event: 21st work meeting

Date: 27 April 2016


This talk gives an overview of existing and emerging wireless communication technologies for the IoT, such as low power wide area (LPWA) networking solutions and future wireless technologies in unlicensed and licensed band. These upcoming standards include 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow as well as new developments around cellular narrowband-IoT. Furthermore, the presentation will summarize activities of imec regarding wireless IoT technologies.

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