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Configure WUR transmission

Since R2021b


The wlanWURConfig object is a configuration object for the WLAN wake-up radio (WUR) packet format.




cfgWUR = wlanWURConfig creates a configuration object that initializes transmit parameters for an IEEE® 802.11ba™ WUR PPDU with one 20 MHz subchannel. For a detailed description of the WUR WLAN format, see [1].


cfgWUR = wlanWURConfig(numSubchannels) parameterizes a WUR transmission with the specified number of 20 MHz subchannels. Specify numSubchannels as 1, 2, or 4.


cfgWUR = wlanWURConfig(___,Name=Value) sets Properties using one or more name-value arguments. For example, NumTransmitAntennas=3 specifies three transmit antennas.


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Subchannel parameters, specified as a cell array of wlanWURSubchannel objects. Each element of the cell array contains properties to configure a 20 MHz subchannel. The default value is a 1-by-1 cell array containing a wlanWURSubchannel object with default property values.

Number of transmit antennas, specified as an integer in the interval [1, 8].

Data Types: double

This property is read-only.

Channel bandwidth of the PPDU transmission, returned as one of these values.

  • 'CBW20' — Channel bandwidth of 20 MHz

  • 'CBW40' — Channel bandwidth of 40 MHz

  • 'CBW80' — Channel bandwidth of 80 MHz

Data Types: char | string

This property is read-only.

Number of users in the transmission, returned as 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Data Types: double

Object Functions

getActiveSubchannelIndexActive subchannel indices
getPSDULengthCalculate HE or WUR PSDU length
packetFormat WLAN packet format
transmitTimePacket transmission time


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Configure and generate a WLAN waveform containing a WUR packet with default settings.

Parameterize the transmission by creating a WUR configuration object with default property values.

cfgWUR = wlanWURConfig;

Generate a PSDU of relevant length.

psduLength = getPSDULength(cfgWUR);
psdu = randi([0 1],8*psduLength,1);

Generate and plot the waveform.

waveform = wlanWaveformGenerator(psdu,cfgWUR);
title('WUR Waveform')

Create a WUR configuration object, specifying four 20 MHz subchannels.

numSubchannels = 4;
cfgWUR = wlanWURConfig(numSubchannels);

Configure each 20 MHz subchannel.

psduLength = [4 8 12 16];
dataRate = {'LDR','HDR','LDR','HDR'};
design = {'Example1','Example2','Example1','Example1'};
cfgSubchannel = cell(1,numSubchannels);
psdu = cell(1,cfgWUR.NumUsers);
for i = 1:cfgWUR.NumUsers
    cfgSubchannel{i} = wlanWURSubchannel(PSDULength=psduLength(i), ...
    psdu{i} = randi([0 1],8*psduLength(i),1,'int8');
cfgWUR.Subchannel = cfgSubchannel;

Specify an oversampling factor of two, and then generate the waveform.

osf = 2;
waveform = wlanWaveformGenerator(psdu,cfgWUR,NumPackets=4, ...

Create a WUR configuration object for a transmission with two subchannels and four transmit antennas.

numSubchannels = 2;
cfgWUR = wlanWURConfig(numSubchannels,NumTransmitAntennas=4);

Get the active subchannel indices for the transmission.

idx = getActiveSubchannelIndex(cfgWUR)
idx = 1×2

     1     2

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[1] IEEE Std 802.11ba-2021. “Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications. Amendment 3: Wake-Up Radio Operation.” IEEE Standard for Information Technology — Telecommunications and Information Exchange between Systems. Local and Metropolitan Area Networks — Specific Requirements.

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Version History

Introduced in R2021b