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protocol adaptation layer (PAL)

As part of the Wireless FireWire standardization activities, the 802.15.3working group inserted a convergence layer into the 1394 layer model between the MAC layer and the transport-oriented layers: the Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL).

The PAL layer supports the direct connection of wireless FireWire devices to the wireless network. Any electronic component or consumer device that supports the PAL specifications can communicate with any 1394interface, wired or wireless.

The PAL layer operates with the same data formats, connection management, and synchronization, and also provides the quality of service specified in 802.15.3.

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Updated at: 14.05.2008
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