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Quality of service MAC protocol for shared media in-house networks

: Steffen, R.; Knorr, R.

urn:nbn:de:0011-n-222632 (505 KByte PDF)
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Created on: 06.08.2004

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
Consumer networking. Closing the digital divide : 1st IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2004 ; proceedings ; Caesar' Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 5 - 8 January 2004
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Operations Center, 2004
ISBN: 0-7803-8145-9
ISBN: 0-7803-8146-7
Consumer Communications and Networkig Conference (CCNC) <2004, Las Vegas/NV>
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer ESK ( IKS) ()
quality of service; real-time communication; local area network; shared media network; medium access control

In this paper, we will present a method to enable real-time communication with guaranteed Quality of Service over shared media in-house networks. This method is a flexible approach for different kinds of applications with varying requirements on data rate and delay like live multimedia communication, home-control and automation or WWW-Services. It is based on an extension of the standard medium access control by a deterministic token-passing protocol that can be applied to different network technologies like shared media Ethernet, HomePNA or Powerline. We will demonstrate how a mathematical pre-runtime analysis of the timing behavior can be performed, so that Quality of Service and real-time behavior can be guaranteed even in worst case situations.