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Chapter 16. VESA > RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER HOME NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER HOME NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

Many home networking technologies have been announced recently. These technologies are primarily data link and physical layer technologies or high-layer APIs. Table 16.1 shows the layers that each technology utilizes.

Table 16.1. Layers Used in Various Home Networking Technologies
Layers X-10 CEBus HomePNA HomeRF Ethernet HAVi UPnP VESA
Application  CAL    HAVi UPnP XML, HTML/ HTTP (CAL)[1] AV/C)[1] (X-10)[1]
Transport    SWAP  IEEE 1394 (TAM)  TCP, UDP, IEC81883
Network  CEBus  SWAP  IEEE 1394 (FCP) IP IP
Data Link X-10 CEBus 802.3 SWAP 802.2 802.3   IEEE 1394b
Physical X-10 CEBus Broadcom SWAP 802.3   IEEE 1394b
Media PL PL, IR, RF, UTP, Coax UTP RF UTP 5 Coax Fiber  Phone Powerline Fiber UTP 5 UTP 5 Fiber


[1] Application language examples (Source: VESA)


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