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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2008 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 37-45
Jonathan W. Hui , Arch Rock
David E. Culler , University of California, Berkeley
Extending IP to low-power, wireless personal area networks (LoWPANs) was once considered impractical because these networks are highly constrained and must operate unattended for multiyear lifetimes on modest batteries. Many vendors embraced proprietary protocols, assuming that IP was too resource-intensive to be scaled down to operate on the microcontrollers and low-power wireless links used in LoWPAN settings. However, 6LoWPAN radically alters the calculation by introducing an adaptation layer that enables efficient IPv6 communication over IEEE 802.15.4 LoWPAN links.
IPv6, 6LoWPAN, IEEE 802.15.4, wireless, networks, sensor networks, internetworking

J. W. Hui and D. E. Culler, "Extending IP to Low-Power, Wireless Personal Area Networks," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. , pp. 37-45, 2008.
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