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IEEE 802 standards

This article describes IEEE 802 family of standards developed for Local area network(LAN),metropolitan area network(MAN) and Wide Area Network(WAN).It covers both PHY and MAC layer specifications required for modem and system designers.

IEEE 802 Standards Summary
IEEE STD 802.1®Describes BRIDGING & MANAGEMENT.
IEEE STD 802.2®Describes Part 2 of Logical Link Control for Local and metropolitan area networks.

IEEE STD 802.3®Describes CSMA/CD Part 3 and PHY layer.
IEEE STD 802.4®Describes Token Bus.
IEEE STD 802.5®Token ring MAC layer is described in this standard.
IEEE STD 802.6® It is developed by ANSI for Metropolitan Area Network (MAN).
IEEE STD 802.10®It is standard for security functions to be used in LAN and MAN. It describes security association, key management, data confidentiality & access control.
IEEE STD 802.11® Describes PHY and MAC layers of various WLAN standards. All WLAN standards 802.11a, 802.11b,802.11g and 802.11n, 802.11ac,802.11ad falls under this category.
IEEE STD 802.12® Describes specifications for 100Mbps network. Twisted pair of cables are used for this.
IEEE STD 802.15® Standard defines both PHY and MAC layers. Zigbee >>, Bluetooth >> falls under this category.
IEEE STD 802.16®Part 16 of this standard is for air interface of broadband wireless access. Describes both PHY and MAC layers. OFDM phy/mac is referred as fixed wimax and OFDMA phy/mac is referred as mobile wimax. Fixed WiMAX-PHY, MAC, Mobile WiMAX-PHY,MAC falls under this category.
IEEE STD 802.17®Defines MAC layer for bridge used in Local and Metropolitan Area Network.
IEEE STD 802.20®Part 20 of the specifications defines PHY and MAC layer used for vehicular mobile speed broadband connection.
IEEE STD 802.21 Part 21 defines Media Independent Handover Services for local and metropolitan area network.
IEEE STD 802.22®Part 22 defines Cognitive Wireless RAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)

Articles and tutorials on WLAN 802.11

802.11a WLAN physical layer Transmitter

Overview of 802.11a Physical layer: This page describes 802.11a Physical layer or WLAN physical layer,frame structure,wlan modulation code rate table, wlan transmitter and receiver modules and their functions. 802.11a frame structure consists mainly PLCP Preamble, Signal (Header) part and Data Part. Refer 11a WLAN PHY >>.
More links on 802.11 standards are as follows.
WLAN tutorial   About wlan   802.11 standards   11b PHY   11n PHY   WLAN 802.11ac   WLAN 802.11ad   WLAN routers   WLAN providers  WLAN DCF vs PCF   Adhoc vs Infrastructure   WLAN 802.11 channels   WLAN Frame Structure 

Articles and tutorials on WiMAX 802.16

wimax physical layer transmitter

WiMAX OFDM Physical layer: This article covers fixed wimax frame and symbol structure and describes fixed wimax Physical layer or OFDM physical layer modules and functions of each in brief as per IEEE 802.16-2004. Refer WiMAX PHY Layer >> for more information.

WiMAX MAC layer messages

WiMAX MAC Layer Unleashed: This article describes wimax MAC layer protocols as per IEEE 802.16-2004 or 16d OFDM standard, its functions mainly for schedule management and resource allocation. Refer WiMAX MAC Layer >> for more information.
More links on 802.16 standards are as follows.
Wimax network architecture  WiMAX protocol stack  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

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