Price: $1,699.00

Length: 2 Days
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6LowPAN Training by TONEX

6LowPAN Training covers all aspects of LowPAN and 6LowPAN. 6LoWPAN, “IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks, represent  low-power wireless mesh networks where nodes have their own IPv6 address. All the nodes are allowed to connect directly to the Internet using open standards. 6LowPANs are enabling paradigms such as Smart Sensor Networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M).

6LoWPAN connects low-power, smart IP-driven nodes and large mesh network as an  option for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. 6LoWPAN is an optimized networking technology or adaptation layer that allows IPv6 packets to be carried efficiently over IEEE 802.15.4 with small link layer frames.
RFC 6282 created by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) describes 6LoWPAN as an open standard along with IEEE 802.15.4 PHY and MAC, HTTP, COAP, MOTT, WebSocket, UDP, TCP, and TLS/DTLS.

6LoWPAN has being adapted and used over Sub-1 GHz low-power RF, BLE/Bluetooth®
Smart, power line control (PLC) and low-power Wi-Fi®.

LowPANs have characterizes and constraint such as: Small packet size, support for both 16-bit short or IEEE 64-bit extended media  access control addresses, low bandwidth, low power, low cost, long lifetime, harsh environment, unreliable, star or mesh topology and tight security consideration in areas such as smart energy, smart grid, SCADA and more.

6LowPAN Training

6LowPAN Training – Learning Objectives

Upon completion of 6LowPAN training course, the attendees are able to:

  • Describe IPv6 , LowPANs and 6LowPANs concepts and features
  • Define what sensor networks,  IoT and M2M technologies are
  • Contrast 6LowPAN withThread, IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee and BLE
  • Illustrate how IEEE 802.15.4 LowPANs operates
  • Identify the Key 6LowPAN requirements and benefit
  • Plan and Configure 6LowPAN on hosts and routers
  • Discuss 6LowPAN protocols
  • List features in secure 6LowPAN networks
  • Identify the Key 6LowPAN security requirements and protocols
  • Discuss 6LowPAN implementations

Course Agenda and Content

6LowPAN Executive Overview

  • Introduction to IPv6
  • Introduction to Low power Personal Area Networks (LowPANs)
  • What is 6LowPAN
  • IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPANs)
  • Overview of 6LowPAN
  • 6LowPAN features and benefits
  • Characteristics of 6LowPAN network and smart devices
  • Overview of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M)
  • Why IPv6 and IoT/M2M/Smart Sensors
  • Comparison of 6LowPAN, Thread, ZigBee and Low Energy Bluetooth (BLE)

IPv6/6LoWPAN Architecture

  • Mesh Under vs. Route Over
  • Addressing and Autoconfiguration
  • Neighbor Discovery
  • Routing
  • Security Considerations
  • Self-healing mesh, routers, and hosts

6LowPAN System Stack Overview

  • IEEE 802.15.4 PHY
  • IEEE 802.15.4 MAC
  • 6LowPAN
  • IPv6
  • UDP, TCP and TLS/DTLS
  • HTTP, COAP, MOTT, and WebSocket
  • Application protocols
  • RESTful applications
  • Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)

IEEE 802.15.4 PHY and MAC

  • IEEE 802.15.4 physical layer
  • IEEE 802.15.4 PHY packet structure
  • IEEE 802.15.4 MAX
  • FFD and RFD
  • Topologies: Star and Mesh
  • 6LowPAN and IEEE 802.15.4

Incorporating IEEE 802.15.4 into the IP Architecture

  • 6LoWPAN Network Architecture
  • IPv6 over IEEE 802.15.4
  • 6LoWPAN Adaptation Layer
  • Header compression
  • Fragmentation
  • L2-Layer-two forwarding
  • Compression Format for IPv6 Datagrams over IEEE 802.15.4-Based Networks
  • Encapsulation Header Format
  • Fragment Header
  • Stateless auto configuration
  • Mesh Addressing Header
  • IPv6 Header Compression (HCI)
  • IPv6 Header Compression in RFC 4944
  • UDP Header Compression in RFC 4944
  • RFC 4944 UDP/IPv6 Header Compression Examples
  • Improved UDP/IPv6 Header Compression

IEEE 802.15.4 Impact on IPv6 Protocols and Architecture

  • LOWPAN_IPHC Encoding Format
  • Base Format
  • Context Identifier Extension
  • IPv6 Header Encoding
  • Traffic Class and Flow Label Compression
  • Deriving IIDs from the Encapsulating Header
  • Stateless Multicast Address Compression
  • Stateful Multicast Address Compression
  • IPv6 Next Header Compression
  • LOWPAN_NHC Format
  • IPv6 Extension Header Compression
  • UDP Header Compression
  • Compressing UDP Ports
  • Compressing UDP Checksum
  • UDP LOWPAN_NHC Format
  • IANA Considerations
  • Security Considerations

 Auto Configuration and Neighbor Discovery

  • Auto configuration and autonomous generation of a device’s IPv6 address
  • Neighbor discovery protocol (NDP)
  • Router solicitation (RS)
  • Neighbor solicitation (NS)
  • Neighbor advertisement (NA)
  • Reachability information
  • Configuring default routes
  • Propagating configuration

 Developing 6LowPAN Applications

  • Networking with 6LowPAN
  • Routing in 6LowPAN Networks
  • L2 forwarding or “Mesh-Under”
  • L3 routing or “Route-Over”
  • RPL ROLL and compression
  • Routing header dispatch
  • Hardware choices
  • Protocol stacks
  • Packet capture
  • The 6LowPAN MIB
  • 6LowPAN Security
  • Link-layer security
  • 6LowPAN and IPsec
  • Mobile IPv6 security
  • NEMO
  • Installing and configuring IPv6

Labs and Exercices

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