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Specialist Task Force 419: DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE): Technical Study

Who we are:

Team Leader: Angel Boveda  angel.boveda@wirelesspartners.es                                             

    

What we do:

DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) is one of the very successful ETSI standards. With more than 800 million DECT devices in the market, DECT is the worldwide leading technology for cordless telephony on both, residential and business (PABX) scenarios.

DECT is one of the IMT-2000 technologies and has a worldwide market (including the U.S.).

The scope of this STF is the completion of a phase 1 study for the new proposed technology ETSI ULE (Ultra Low Energy).  ULE has been proposed by TC DECT and is based in DECT technology. However, it addresses a new application and a completely different market.

ULE is a technology intended for sensors, alarms, machine-to-machine and industrial automation.  The DECT ULE technology positioning is an optimal compromise between low energy consumption and medium range. This positioning addresses many application scenarios not covered by any existing technology, since current contenders have either, too much power consumption, limitations for accessing the spectrum, too short range or are not standardized.

The STF outcome will be materialized in the middle term on real products that will be sold in large scale, and that will provide tangible practical benefits to the end users.

Why we do it:

DECT is one of the most important ETSI standards in terms of public acceptance. The standard provides a convenient solution to the needs of cordless telecommunications in the business, residential and WLL scenarios. DECT dominates the voice cordless market with an installed base of 800 M of devices.

The work on DECT New Generation has attracted new ETSI members. It is also related to the ETSI Green Agenda.

ULE has been proposed by TC DECT and is based in DECT technology. However, it addresses a new application and a completely different market. ULE is a technology intended for sensors, alarms, machine-to-machine and industrial automation.

It may be also applied to utility meters and related devices. Therefore, it is also linked to smart grids.

Due to the reduction of power compared to other technologies it addresses the green agenda with immediate reduction of environmental hazards (i.e longer duration of batteries).

The technology positioning seems promising because current contenders have either, too much power consumption, limitations for accessing the spectrum, too short range or are not standardized.

The DECT manufacturers including the chip manufacturers have come to the conclusion, that there exists a market opportunity for such an ULE technology.

The STF outcome will be materialized on a Technical Report (TR) “Ultra Low Energy (ULE) technical study”.  The technical report will be focused on radio (PHY), MAC and DECT/NWK layers.

For more details, see our Terms of Reference

Time plan for the work:

Start of the work: January 2011

Target date for end of the work: December 2011.

How to contact us:

If you would like more information, please contact the STF Leader:

Angel Bóveda  angel.boveda@wirelesspartners.es

 

This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this context.

Last updated: 2013-04-13 17:33:50