5 The Link Controller

5.1 Introduction

This chapter continues on from where the baseband chapter left off, looking at how the link control layer configures and controls the link and packet-oriented baseband. The link control layer carries out higher level operations such as inquiry and paging and manages multiple links with different devices and even different piconets.

5.2 Link Control Protocol

The link control protocol is carried in the LC Channel as defined in the previous chapter, and is responsible for the mechanics of maintaining a link once it has been set up. Before moving onto looking at the overall link control state machine, we will first consider the Acknowledgement/Request (ARQ) scheme used for retransmission of corrupted data, ...

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