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1. (WO2008100087) METHOD FOR ALLOCATING AN ADDRESS OF DEVICE IN WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORK (WPAN) AND WPAN DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2008/100087    International Application No.:    PCT/KR2008/000860
Publication Date: Aug 21, 2008 International Filing Date: Feb 13, 2008
IPC: H04L 12/28
Applicants: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
SHIM, Woo Jin
SHIN, Young Sik
PARK, Yong Gil
YU, Jae Hwang
IHM, Jong Tae
JEON, Ho In
Inventors: SHIM, Woo Jin
SHIN, Young Sik
PARK, Yong Gil
YU, Jae Hwang
IHM, Jong Tae
JEON, Ho In
Title: METHOD FOR ALLOCATING AN ADDRESS OF DEVICE IN WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORK (WPAN) AND WPAN DEVICE
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a method of efficiently assigning addresses in a WPAN and a WPAN device. The address assignment method of the present invention is performed by a highest device. Address assignment information, required to determine an address value to be assigned to a lower device, is managed. An address value is assigned to a lower device that requests connection from the highest device with reference to the address assignment information. The address assignment information is updated to a next address value as the address value is assigned, and the updated address assignment information is transmitted to lower devices. If update of address assignment information is requested by a device that assigned an address value to a device lower thereto, the address assignment information is updated to a next address value, and the updated address assignment information is transmitted to lower devices.