This page of wimax tutorial covers following:
WiMAX tutorial What is wimax? 802.16 WiMAX standards WiMAX Terminology WiMAX Frame Structure WiMAX Network Architecture WiMAX Physical layer WiMAX MAC layer protocol WiMAX Protocol Stack Advanced WiMAX 802.16m Fixed WiMAX versus Mobile WiMAX wibro versus mobile wimax
This page describes 802.16 family of IEEE standards which include 16d OFDM, 16e OFDMA for fixed wimax and mobile wimax specifications respectively. It covers both PHY and MAC layers.
IEEE 16-series is a family of standards for WMAN i.e. Wireless Metropolitan Area Network. These standards are called as WiMAX and are promoted by WiMAX Forum.
Description of 802.16 standards
These standards include PHY and MAC layers.
802.16 standard Protocols:
IEEE 802.16-2001 standard Describes PHY and MAC layers of broadband air interface for PMP profile.
Frequency ranges are from 10 and 66 GHz.
IEEE 802.16-2004 standard Describes air interface of fixed broadband wireless access, which covers PHY and MAC layers. Covers IEEE Std 802.16-2001, IEEE Std 802.16a™-2003, and IEEE Std 802.16c™-2002. Covers both OFDM and OFDMA physical layers. OFDM is referred as fixed wimax and OFDMA as mobile wimax.
IEEE 802.16e-2005 standardDescribes Local & Metropolitan Area Network standard part 16 for Air Interface of
Fixed and Mobile Broadband Wireless Access System.Covers PHY and MAC layers.
IEEE 802.16-2009 standard Updated specifications of above standard for PHY and MAC layers.
Links to WiMAX MAC Layer resources
REG REQ and REG RSP SBC REQ and SBC RSP DSA REQ and DSA RSP UCD,UIUC,DCD,DIUC DLMAP and ULMAP WiMAX Ranging Procedure WiMAX Bandwidth Request procedure WiMAX Network Entry Procedure WiMAX CID vs SFID WiMAX FCH header format WiMAX TLV Format basics WiMAX Timers WiMAX Network Interface types WiMAX QoS Classes