M.E. Electronics & Comm. Engg:Communication Networks and Protocols

Thapar University
In Patiala

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  • Master
  • Patiala

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Semester

Advanced Digital signal Processing
Advanced Optical Communication Systems
Research Methodology
Digital VLSI Design
Microelectronics Technology

Second Semester

Advanced Solid State Devices
Advanced Communication Techniques
Hardware Description Languages

Third Semester

CDMA and GSM Systems
Thesis (starts)

Fourth Semester


Communication Networks and Protocols

Introduction: General issues in networking; architectural concepts in ISO??s OSI layered model, layering in the Internet. Network Topologies and Network Categories, Network Architectures, QoS issues in networks. Modeling and performance analysis in networks Markov chain theory, queuing models.

Analog and Digital Transmission: Unipolar, Polar, Bipolar, PCM, ASK, FSK, PSK, QAM, DTE/DCEs (EIA-232, 449, X.21), Modems, 56K Modems, Cable Modems)

Transmission Media: Twisted pair, Coaxial cable, Fiber (single mode, multi-mode, dispersion, etc.) Radio Frequency Allocation, Satellite Communication, Cellular Telephony, Shannon Capacity)

Multiplexing and Switching: FDM, TDM, ATDM, DWDM, Analog and Digital Hierarchies, DSL (ADSL, RADSL, HDSL, SDSL, VDSL), Fiber to the Curb (FTTC), Circuit Switching (Space Division Switching, Time Division Switching, Space/Time Switching combinations, Packet Switching).

Data Link Control and Protocols: Asynchronous Protocols, Synchronous Protocols, BSC, HDLC, LAPB, LAPD , ARQ schemes and analysis, multiple access, LANs, CSMA/CD, IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, CSMA/CA, ATM, frame relay, Multimedia networking, VRC, LRC, CRC, Checksum, Hamming Code, Burst Error Correction.

Network Layer & Routing protocols: IP, routing, internetworking, Mobile IP, static vs adaptive, distance vector vs link state, RIP and OSPF as examples.

Network level services and network management: Name lookup and DNS, SNMP and RMON.

Transport Layer issues: The TCP/IP Protocol Suite, TCP and UDP, wireless TCP, end-to-end communications, flow control, round trip delays, TCP, UDP and AAL as examples.

Application layer?V HTTP, SMTP, telnet, ftp. TCP/IP protocol stack

Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Project 802, CSMA/CD, Ethernet (10Base-5, 10Base-2, 10Base-T, Switched Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet), Wireless LANs, Token Bus, Token Ring, FDDI, DQDB, SMDS

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP): X.25 and Frame Relay, ISDN and B-ISDN, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), SONET and SDH

Internetworking issues: a switches, bridges, routers, and gateways, addressing schemes, packet formats, packet forwarding, error reporting, scalability of solutions, IP as an example solution.

Distributed Applications: Network Management, FTAM, E-mail. Protocol Engineering, Formal specification of protocols, Specification Languages: Estelle, SDL, Lotos, Validation Techniques, Protocol analysis and synthesis, conformance testing..

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