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Essential Guide to Home Networking Technologies, The by GERARD O'DRISCOLL

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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 ...

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