Analyze and design basic communications systems, particularly with application to noise-free analog and digital communications.
Develop the ability to compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of various communication systems.
Assess and evaluate different analogue and digital modulation and demodulation techniques.
Evaluate the influence of noise on communications signals.
Define the basic principles, and network architectures and communication services.Define the basic principles, and network architectures and communication services.
Identify and describe telephone, mobile phone and public data networks and resolve network-level related problems.
Data Communications, Networks, Data Representation, Data Flow, Distributed Processing, Network Criteria, Physical Structures, Network Models, Categories of Networks, Intranet, The Internet, Protocols and Standards.
Layered Tasks, Sender, Receiver and Carrier Hierarchy, The OSI Model, Layers in the OSI Model, TCP/IP Protocol suit, Addressing – Physical, Logical, Port and Specific Addresses Data and Signals Analog and Digital Signals, Periodic and Non-periodic Signals, Sine Wave, Phase, Wavelength, Time and Frequency Domains, Composite Signals, Bandwidth, Bit Rate, Bit Length, Transmission of Digital Signals, Transmission Impairment, Data Rate Limits, Performance – Bandwidth, Throughput, Latency, Bandwidth-Delay Product, Jitter.
Digital-to-Digital Conversion, Line Coding, Line Coding Schemes, Block Coding, Scrambling, Analog-to-Digital Conversion, PCM, DM, Transmission Modes – Parallel and Serial Transmission.
Digital-to-Analog Conversion, Amplitude Shift Keying, Frequency Shift Keying, Phase Shift Keying, Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, Analog-to-Analog Conversion, Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, Phase Modulation.
Bandwidth Utilization: Multiplexing and Spreading
Frequency-Division Multiplexing, Wavelength-Division Multiplexing, Synchronous and Statistical Time-Division Multiplexing, Spread Spectrum.
Guided Media – Twisted Pair, Coaxial and Fiber-Optic Cable, Unguided Media – Radio Waves, Micro Waves and Infrared
Circuit-Switched Networks, Telephone Networks, Datagram Networks, Routing Table, Virtual-Circuit Networks, Structure of a Switch.
Telephone and Cable Networks for Data Transmission
Telephone Network, Dial-up Modems, Digital Subscriber Line, Cable TV Networks, HFC Network, CM and CMTS, DOCSIS
Data Communication and Networking
Data and Computer Communications