The start of an IEEE Std 802.3 pause frame includes:
- Destination address:
- Source Address: 6 bytes
- Type (MAC control frame):
- Pause opcode:
- Pause time: 2 bytes
The controller supports both a hardware controlled pause of the transmitter upon reception of a pause frame and a hardware generated pause frame transmission.
Tip: See Clause 31, and Annex 31A and 31B of the IEEE Std 802.3 for a full description of pause operation.