Transmission of IPv6 Packets over DECT Ultra Low Energy
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6LoWPAN                                           Peter B. Mariager, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                          Jens T. Petersen
Intended status: Informational                                   RTX A/S
Expires: May 3, 2012                                    October 31, 2011

        Transmission of IPv6 Packets over DECT Ultra Low Energy
               draft-mariager-6lowpan-v6over-dect-ule-01

Abstract

   DECT Ultra Low Energy is a low power air interface technology that is
   defined by the DECT Forum and specified by ETSI.

   The DECT air interface technology has been used world-wide in
   communication devices for more than 15 years, primarily carrying
   voice for cordless telephony but has also been deployed for data
   centric services.

   The DECT Ultra Low Energy is a recent addition to the DECT interface
   primarily intended for low-bandwidth, low-power applications such as
   sensor devices, smart meters, home automation etc.  As the DECT Ultra
   Low Energy interface inherits many of the capabilities from DECT, it
   benefits from long range, interference free operation, world wide
   reserved frequency band, low silicon prices and maturity.  There is
   an added value in the ability to communicate with IPv6 over DECT ULE.

   This document describes how IPv6 is transported over DECT ULE using
   6LoWPAN techniques.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     1.1.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     1.2.  Terms Used  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  The DECT ULE Protocol Stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   3.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   4.  Addressing Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   5.  MTU Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   6.  IPv6 Address Configuration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   7.  IPv6 Link Local Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   8.  Unicast and Multicast address mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   9.  Header Compression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   11. Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   12. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   13. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   14. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   15. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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1.  Introduction

   DECT Ultra Low Energy (DECT ULE or just ULE) is an air interface
   technology building on the key fundamentals of traditional DECT /
   CAT-iq but with specific changes to significantly reduce the power
   consumption on the expense of data throughput.  DECT ULE devices with
   requirements to power consumption will operate on special power
   optimized silicon, but can connect to a DECT Gateway supporting
   traditional DECT / CAT-iq for cordless telephony and data as well as
   the ULE extensions.  DECT terminology operates with two major role
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