The present document is one of the parts of the specification of the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) Common Interface (CI).
The present document specifies the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer. The MAC layer is part 3 of the DECT Common Interface standard and layer 2a of the DECT protocol stack.
It specifies three groups of MAC services:
• the broadcast message control service;
• the connectionless message control service; and
• the multi-bearer control service.
It also specifies the logical channels that are used by the above mentioned services, and how they are multiplexed and mapped into the Service Data Units (SDUs) that are exchanged with the Physical Layer (PHL).
Network layer C-plane (3) Network layer U-plane
DLC layer C-plane (2b) DLC layer U-plane
MAC layer (2a)
Physical layer (1)
Figure 1.1: The DECT protocol stack
The present document includes New Generation DECT, a further development of the DECT standard introducing wideband speech, improved data services, new slot types and other technical enhancements.