Pre-requisites : NIL

Syllabus :
Basics of Digital Communications: Signals, noise, Nyquist's rate, fourier transform of signals, harmonics. Baseband and broadband transmission: Modulation techniques fundamentals of modems local loop implementation. Digital transmission of voice: PCM, ADPCM, Time Division Multiplexing T1, T3 formats, spread spectrum. Fibre optics: Basic principles SONET/SDH ATM technologies. VSAT technology: TDMA, DAMA. Point-to-point wireless communication (microwave). Basics of Mobile communications. Local Area Networks: Ethernet: CSMA/CD operation parameters, specifications, limitations. Hubs, Bridges Switches Virtual LANs Fast Ethernet 100BaseVG-anyLAN Gigabit Ethernet. FDDI Token ring Wireless. ISDN, B-ISDN.

Texts :
1. Stallings, W., Data and Computer Communications, 4th edition, Prentice Hall of India, 1996.
2. Tanenbaum, A.S., Computer Networks, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall of India, 1996.

References :
1. Ramteke, T., Networks, Prentice Hall Carrer & Technology,1994.
2. Quinn, J., Digital Data Communication, Prentice Hall Carrer & Technology, 1995.
3. Held, G., Ethernet Networks, John Wiley & Sons, 1994.
4. Halsall, F., Data Communications, Computer Networks, and Open Systems, 3/e, Addison-Wesley, 1992.