The Communication Profile defines standard methods for transferring data between two JAS nodes. This includes the use of protocols and packet formats by hardware and software.
Applications become portable and reusable by using layered communication architecture. The applications should be agnostic to the choice of physical interconnect technology, which allows them to be used in a variety of applications.
Communication architectures are typically described by the OSI network model. The OSI network model is a conceptual model that divides a communication architecture into seven layers. Each layer provides services to the layer above and below.
The Electrical Specification covers the physical link layer, and the Communication Specification covers the remaining layers. This profile provides an overview from the data link layer up to the application layer. Not every layer is used by each interconnect technology, but nothing precludes them from being used in the future.