Protocol Logic and Specifications

  • James Donald Rockrohr

HSS devices are frequently used as part of the implementation of a standardized interface for a network protocol. The specification for the network protocol generally includes several layers of functionality. As described in this chapter, the HSS device implements only a portion of the physical layer of the network protocol. Additional logic is required to implement the remainder of the physical layer, as well as portions of the data link layer. For purposes of this text, this logic is referred to as protocol logic; the function of this logic depends on the applicable network protocol standard.

This chapter covers a broad range of topics generally related to protocol specifications and the implementation of protocol logic. Specific network protocol standards are discussed in Chap. 5. This chapter begins by describing construction of network protocol standards, including protocol layers, methods of specifying serial signals, and basic concepts regarding clocking methods and data...


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