Key Technologies for Distributed Wireless Networking and ECMA-368 MAC Layer LSI Design Challenges
Distributed wireless networking enables opportunistic operation of Personal Area Networks (PANs). In PAN scenario, it is desirable that each device can establish a wireless connection among devices near by, without a help of Access Point (AP) or central coordinator. Distributed Media Access Control (MAC) is one of the key technologies enabling distributed wireless networking, and WiMedia Alliance worked on the specification of distributed wireless networking technologies. The specifications developed by WiMedia Alliance were standardized published as ECMA- 368 - High Rate Ultra Wideband PHY and MAC Standard, and ECMA-369 - MAC-PHY Interface for ECMA-368.