Zigbee Assisted Power Saving Management for Mobile Devices

Danson Sahu, Ankit Prasad, G. Tamizharasi


WiFi transmission can consume much energy on energy-constrained mobile devices. Over the years WiFi has gained immense popularity in networking devices to transfer data over short distances. WiFi communication can consume a lot of energy on battery powered devices like mobile phones.To improve energy efficiency, the Power Saving Management (PSM) has been standardized and applied. The standard PSM, however, may not deliver satisfactory energy efficiency in many cases as the wakeup strategy adopted by it cannot adapt dynamically to traffic pattern changes. Motivated by the fact that it has been more and more popular for a mobile device to have both WiFi and other low-power wireless interfaces such as Bluetooth and ZigBee, we propose a ZigBee-assisted Power Saving Management (ZPSM) scheme, leveraging the ZigBee interface to wake up WiFi interface on  demand to improve energy efficiency without violating delay requirements. The simulation results have shown that ZPSM can save energy significantly without violating delay requirements in various scenarios.          

Keywords:  Zigbee;   power saving management; energy effi­ciency; delay bound

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