Zigbee Interoperability

The Zigbee Alliace is working on a network stack that runs on top of 15.4 radios. GeoffMulligan chairs the IPv6 task group that is working on a stack profile for running IPv6 over a Zigbee network layer.

The Zigbee network specification defines a network layer that provides a mesh network loosely based upon AODV and defines a specific network frame format along with a Beacon Payload that is used to identify pan parameters to determine the "right" pan to join.

For interoperability and coexistence it would be preferable if both Zigbee and 6lowpan used the same frame formats and that a portion of the beacon payload be consistent between both networks to provide demuxing on network types.

ZigbeeInteroperability (last edited 2008-02-20 14:57:26 by localhost)