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BLE or IEEE 802.15.4: Which Home IoT Communication Solution is more Energy-Efficient?

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BLE or IEEE 802.15.4 : Which Home IoT Communication Solution is more Energy-Efficient? / Fafoutis, Xenofon; Tsimbalo, Evgeny; Zhao, Wenrui; Chen, Haowen; Mellios, Evangelos; Harwin, William; Piechocki, Robert; Craddock, Ian.

In: EAI Endorsed Transactions on the Internet of Things, Vol. 16, No. 5, e4, 20.12.2016.

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Fafoutis, X, Tsimbalo, E, Zhao, W, Chen, H, Mellios, E, Harwin, W, Piechocki, R & Craddock, I 2016, 'BLE or IEEE 802.15.4: Which Home IoT Communication Solution is more Energy-Efficient?', EAI Endorsed Transactions on the Internet of Things, vol. 16, no. 5, e4. https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.1-12-2016.151713

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Fafoutis, X., Tsimbalo, E., Zhao, W., Chen, H., Mellios, E., Harwin, W., ... Craddock, I. (2016). BLE or IEEE 802.15.4: Which Home IoT Communication Solution is more Energy-Efficient? EAI Endorsed Transactions on the Internet of Things, 16(5), [e4]. https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.1-12-2016.151713

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Fafoutis X, Tsimbalo E, Zhao W, Chen H, Mellios E, Harwin W et al. BLE or IEEE 802.15.4: Which Home IoT Communication Solution is more Energy-Efficient? EAI Endorsed Transactions on the Internet of Things. 2016 Dec 20;16(5). e4. https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.1-12-2016.151713

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Fafoutis, Xenofon ; Tsimbalo, Evgeny ; Zhao, Wenrui ; Chen, Haowen ; Mellios, Evangelos ; Harwin, William ; Piechocki, Robert ; Craddock, Ian. / BLE or IEEE 802.15.4 : Which Home IoT Communication Solution is more Energy-Efficient?. In: EAI Endorsed Transactions on the Internet of Things. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 5.

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