A hands on course covering the entire ZigBee protocol stack. ZigBee operation, primitives and frame formats are covered in detail using software tools to test and analyse ZigBee commands and demonstrate how these affect the 802.15.4 MAC. Analysers are used to decode packet formats.
What is 802.15.4 and ZigBee? WLAN, WPAN, Bluetooth vs. ZigBee. Markets. Applications and architecture. ZigBee demonstration.
The 7-layer model, IEEE WPAN standards overview, 802.15.4 & ZigBee, ZigBee alliance.
The ZigBee 5 layer model, The network (NWK) sub layer, Application support sub layer (APS), the ZigBee Device Object (ZDO).
Frequencies, modulation, power, DSSS, BPSK/ O-QPSK, channels, symbols, chips and bit rate.
PHY data transfer primitives. The PHY packet. PHY PIB management.
The MAC layer overview, CSMA/CA, addresses,
frame types, super frames, MAC layer: Data, Data
control, Scan and join, PAN maintenance, MAC
Hands on 802.15.4 frame analysis.
Point to point topology, star topology, cluster tree,
Hands on Building a ZigBee network.
General frame format, data frames, command
Hands on Analysing ZigBee frames.
NWK data primitives: Request. Confirm.
Indication. NWK management primitives: Network
discovery, network formation. Permit joining. Start
router. Join. Direct join. Leave. Reset. Sync. NWK
Hands on NWK analysis
Address mapping, matching devices, binding
devices, binding tables.
Hands on APS analysis.
Device roles, binding requests, initiating and responding, device discovery, service discovery, network management. ZDO Endpoint 0.
Security issues, security modes, MAC security, NWK security, APS security.
Writing ZigBee applications, application profiles,
End points, Endpoint addressing, clusters of
Hands on Sample ZigBee application.
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This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.