A Textbook on ATM Telecommunications / Edition 1

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An introduction to ATM telecommunications combining the theory underly ing broadband communications technology and applied practical instruct ions and lessons taken from industry.

"...an introduction to ATM telecommunications which combines the theory underlying broadband communications technology with applied practical instructions & lessons gleaned from industry with examples & excercises on a disk."

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From the basics of ATM to state-of-the art applications, Neelakanta (electrical engineering, Florida Atlantic U.) covers the gamut of topics related to this switching technology. Combining the theory underlying broadband communications technology with applied practical instruction supplemented by lessons gleaned from industry participants, he presents eight chapters that discuss introductory material, the basics of electrical communication systems, networking concepts and technology, as well as ATM network interfaces and protocols, signaling and traffic control, switching and network products, implementation considerations for networking, and operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning. Illustrated with b&w diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849318054
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Table of Contents

An Outline on Telecommunication Systems: Past and Present
Evolution of Modern Telecommunication
What is an Integrated Broadband Communication Network?
State-of-the-Art Aspects of Telecommunication in the View-Points of Subscribers, Service-Providers and Equipment Vendors
ATM-A Solution Towards High Performance Telecommunication
Bibliography and Appendices
Basics of Electrical Communication Systems
Evolution of Electrical Communication Systems
Wireline and Wireless Systems
Concept of Source-Channel-Sink as a Communication System
Information, Channel Capacity and Bandwidth: Voice, Video and Data
Ideal and Nonideal Aspects of Teletransfer of Information
Semantic and Temporal Nonidealities: Noise, Errors, and Delays in Telecommunication
Modulation/Demodulation Techniques: Multiple Access Considerations, Coding, etc.
Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
Basics of Telecommunication Networks
Telecommunication Networks: Info-transfer Systems
Circuit-Switching and Pocket-Switching Principles
Bits, Frames, Packets and Cells
Multiplexing and Demultiplexing Concepts
Statistics of the Telecommunication Traffics: Models
Carrier Systems
Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
Transfer Modes of Teleinformation
Synchronous Transfer Mode (STM)
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Concept of Integrated System of Digital Networks (ISDN)
Broadband-ISDN: Emergence of ATM
Virtual Channel Transmission
ATM Network Interfaces, Protocols and Standards
Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
Synchronous Optics Network (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
SONET/SDH Transmissions and Broadband Framing
Access to ATM Backbone Services
Fiber as the Physical Medium
Optical Power Budget Calculations
Optical Link Design: Examples
Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
ATM Signaling
Control Plane
Signaling Approach: Phased Evolution
Signaling Standards
Signaling Protocols: Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint Signaling, etc.
Signaling Functions
Call-Connection Control, Call-Reference, Message Format, etc.
Broadband Signaling-Specific Considerations
Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
ATM Switching
ATM Switching: Hardware Aspects of Asynchronous Switching
Switching Element, Switching Fabrics and Scaling
Switching Architectures: Routing Basics and Shared Memory (Bus) Concepts
Multicasting and Broadcasting: Matrices, Copy Networks, etc.
ATM Switching Characteristics
Subscriber Line Modules and Trunk Modules
Cell-Header, Processing in Switch Fabrics
Delays and Buffering at the Switches: Models
Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
Traffic Control in ATM Networks
Traffic Controls Aspects in ATM
Call Admission Control: Traffic Policing
Traffic Descriptors and Quality of Service (QOS) Parameters
Source Characteristics: Constant Bit Rate (CBR) and Variable Bit Rate Traffics
Cell-Transfer Delays (CTD) and Cell Delay Variances (CDV)
Traffic Shaping
Resource Management and Congestion Control, etc.
CAC Algorithms: Leaky-Bucket Concept, etc.
Bibliography, Appendices and Problems
Applications of ATM Technology
New Classes of Applications of ATM
Migration to ATM: ATM Enabled Systems
Implementation Examples: Classical Versions
Implementation Examples: LAN Emulations
Implementation Examples: ATM and Frame Relay, SMDS, etc.
ATM Workgroup and Campus Networks
ATM Performance in Multiprotocol Backbone
ATM for VoD, etc.
Bibliography, Appendices, Customer-Case Study Examples and Problems
Wirless ATM
Basics of Wireless Telecommunication
Narrowband and Broadband Systems
Wireline versus Wireless Telecommunication
Cellular Systems/Mobile Communication: Multiple Access Considerations
Wireless Communication-Fading and BER Problems in B-ISDN Ambients
Mobile/Wireless ATM Network Concept
Hand-off Control and Location Management
Signaling/Control Protocols
QOS Control MAC, DLC and Wireless Network Control Functions
ATM plus Mobility?
Bibliography, Appendices and Problems

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