[riot-devel] Radio duty cycling

Martine Lenders authmillenon at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 10:40:43 CET 2015

Hello Joakim,
currently there are no specific plans to utilize the power modes of the
radios to my knowledge, except that mostly MAC/link layers will implement
it. So if you have any idea: feel free to speak about it.


2015-03-17 10:05 GMT+01:00 Joakim Gebart <joakim.gebart at eistec.se>:

> Hello RIOTers,
> What is the current state of radio duty cycling in RIOT?
> I know that radio drivers implement on and off functions for the chip, but
> how do we make the best use of them?
> ​In order to reduce power consumption it will be necessary to duty cycle
> the radio​
> ​.
> ​For comparison, in
> ​Contiki there are multiple RDC drivers that can be switched​ between at
> compile time, the most well-known is ContikiMAC [1]. Something similar
> would be very useful in battery powered scenarios for RIOT.
> [1]: http://dunkels.com/adam/dunkels11contikimac.pdf
> Best regards,
> Joakim Gebart
> Eistec AB
> www.eistec.se
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