This paper examines the use of a wireless Fieldbus based on IEEE 802.15.4 MAC protocol. The superframe of IEEE 802.15.4 is applied to a transmission scheme of real-time mixed data. The transmission and bandwidth allocation scheme are proposed for real-time communication using a superframe. The proposed wireless Fieldbus protocol is able to transmit three types of data (periodic data, sporadic data, and non real-time messages), and guarantee realtime transmission simultaneously within a limited timeframe.
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