Communication Networks | Department of Electrical Engineering

Communication Networks

Introduction to communication networks. Switching: Circuit switching, Packet switching, Message switching, Cell switching, Permanent virtual circuit, Switched virtual circuit. Transmission Medium: Copper cable, Shielded twisted pair, UTP, Coaxial cable, Optical fiber cable. Telephone communication. Data Communication: OSI layers. Data Link layer: HDLC, Multiple access control- ALHO, Polling, CSMA/CD, Token passing. LAN: Ethernet- 10 to 100BaseT, Gigabit, 40 Gigabit, 10Base2, 10Base5, 10Base F, Token ring, FDDI, Repeater, Bridge, Router, Gateway. WAN: Packet switch network- X.25, Frame relay, ATM. Broadband Access Technology: ISDN, Cable modem, xDSL. Internet Protocol: TCP/IP, UDP, IPv4, IP

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