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What does MACA stand for?

MACA stands for Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (wireless protocol proposed in 1980 by Phil Karn)

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  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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Since there is only occasional traffic on a ZigBee network, it is based on a Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) protocol such that the sensor waits for the network to be available before it transmits its packet, thereby reducing the amount of bandwidth and power required to coordinate handshaking.
Claims in the patent include the ability for multiple devices to communicate over a single wireless link using a serial bus protocol and a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) technique.