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IEEE 802.15.4 Information Element for the IETF (RFC8137) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250078D
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-May-28
Document File: 14 page(s) / 13K

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T. Kivinen: AUTHOR [+1]


IEEE Std 802.15.4 [IEEE802.15.4] is a standard, referred to by RFC 4944 [RFC4944] and other documents, that enables very low-cost and low-power communications. The standard defines numerous optional Physical Layers (PHYs) operating in many different frequency bands with a simple and effective Medium Access Control (MAC).

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        T. Kivinen Request for Comments: 8137                                 INSIDE Secure Category: Informational                                        P. Kinney ISSN: 2070-1721                                    Kinney Consulting LLC                                                                 May 2017

              IEEE 802.15.4 Information Element for the IETF


   IEEE Std 802.15.4 defines Information Elements (IEs) that can be used    to extend 802.15.4 in an interoperable manner.  The IEEE 802.15    Assigned Numbers Authority (ANA) manages the registry of the    Information Elements.  This document formulates a request for ANA to    allocate a number from that registry for the IETF and describes how    the IE is formatted to provide subtypes.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

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   Copyright (c) 2017 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    ( in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

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 RFC 8137       IEEE 802.15.4 Information Element for IETF       May 2017

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2    2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3    3.  Working Groups Benefiting from the IETF 802.15.4 IE . . . . .   3    4.  IETF IE Subtype Format  . . . . . . . ....