3 Hours/Week, 3 Credits

Introduction: Data communications, Networks, Internet, Protocols and Standards. Network Models: OSI Model, TCP/IP Protocol suite, Addressing Data and Signals: Analog and Digital data, Analog and Digital Signals, Time and Frequency Domain, Transmission impairments, Data rate limits, Performance Digital Transmission: Digital-to-Digital Conversion, Analog-to-Digital Conversion, Transmission Modes Analog Transmission: Digital-to-Analog Conversion, Analog-to-Analog Conversion. Multiplexing and Spread Spectrum: FDM, WDM, TDM, STDM, Digital Subscriber Line, FHSS, DSSS. Transmission Media: Guided and Unguided Media Switching: Circuit switching, Packet switching. Data Link Layer: Error Detection and Correction, Data Link Control, Framing, Flow and Error Control. Multiple Access: CSMA, CSMA/CD, CSMA/CA, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA. Books: 1. Data Communications and Networking - Behrouz A. Forouzan (4th edition) 2. Data and Computer Communications - W Stallings, Macmillan, 1994 (4th edition) 3. Computer networks - A. S. Tanenbaum, Addison-Wesley, 1996 (3rd edition) 4 4. Data Communication and Computer Network - Stawling