8. Interfacing to 802.15.3

  1. James P.K. Gilb Dr.

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118098868.ch8

Wireless Multimedia: A Guide to the IEEE 802.15.3™ Standard

Wireless Multimedia: A Guide to the IEEE 802.15.3™ Standard

How to Cite

Gilb, J. P.K. (2011) Interfacing to 802.15.3, in Wireless Multimedia: A Guide to the IEEE 802.15.3™ Standard, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118098868.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 10 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780738136684

Online ISBN: 9781118098868



  • frame convergence sublayer (FCSL);
  • IEEE Stadndard 802.15.3;
  • MAC service access point (SAP);
  • MLME service access point (SAP);
  • PAN information base (PIB);
  • PHY service access point (SAP);
  • PLME service access point (SAP)


IEEE Stadndard 802.15.3 specifies MAC and PHY layers to provide interoperability between compliant DEVs that implement the standard. In addition to the requirements for the MAC and PHY, a typical implementation also includes, at least conceptually, a variety of management entities that control the MAC and PHY and provide interfaces to allow higher layers to control the operation of the MAC and PHY. The personal area network (PAN) information base (PIB) contains information that is similar to that found in the management information base (MIB) used in other standards like 802.11. The MLME service access point (SAP) provides a relatively complete list of primitives that can be used to model the defined behavior of the standard. The PLME SAP represents another conceptual interface in the standard. The MAC SAP provides an interface between one or more frame convergence sublayer (FCSL) layers and the MAC sublayer.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

femtocell networks; IEEE 802.15 Standards; media access protocol; personal area networks