Physical layer interface for IEEE 802.11 MAC
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Hårdvaruinterface för IEEE 802.11 MAC (Swedish)
There are several standards for wireless communication. People that are involved in computers and networking recognize names like Bluetooth, HiperLAN and IEEE 802.11. A fundamental part of an IEEE 802.11 node is the Medium Access Controller. It establishes and controls communication with other nodes, using a physical layer unit. This is the work that was carried out as a master thesis project at Ericsson Microelectronics. The main goal was to design, implement and evaluate a hardware interface between the MAC and the physical layer. An important part of the work was to find a suitable partition scheme for hardware and software and to achieve this, an investigation of processor-cycles usage was carried out to support design decisions. The hardware/software partition resulted in hardware-functionality for decode of received frames and automatic transmission of acknowledge frames.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2002. , 44 p.
Electronics, digital, electronics, IEEE, 802.11, WLAN, MAC, elektronik
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1383OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-1383DiVA: diva2:18707