Understanding SONET/SDH and ATM: Communications Networks for the Next Millennium / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 98%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $52.20   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   


"Optical communications and fiber technology are fast becoming key solutions for the increasing bandwidth demands of the 21st century. This introductory text provides practicing engineers, managers, and students with a useful guide to the latest developments and future trends of three major technologies: SONET, SDH, and ATM, and a brief introduction to legacy TDM communications systems.

There are clear explanations of:
* How ATM is mapped onto SONET/SDH
* The role of IP networking with ATM
* Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)
* The future direction of convergence of communications.

This concise book features easy-to-follow illustrations, review questions, worked examples, and valuable references. An accompanying CD-ROM provides the key figures in full color, suitable for easy cut-and-paste presentations. UNDERSTANDING SONET/SDH AND ATM is a must-read for communication professionals who want to improve their knowledge of this emerging technology."

Sponsored by:
IEEE Communications Society

"...an introductory text providing a useful guide to the latest developments and future trends of these three major technologies...includes easy-to-follow figures, review questions, worked examples, and valuable references."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

An introductory tutorial to Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) and the asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) over SONET. Also, the work touches upon the subjects of the Internet, dense wavelength division multiplexing, and convergences<-->all subjects related to optical communications. The book is not meant to replace related standards. The CD-ROM contains full-color illustrations from the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

About the Author Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos is currently on the staff of the Optical Networks Group of Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations, formerly known as AT&T. His research interests include ATM and SONET/SDH systems, ultrafast pattern recognition, IP and DWDM, access enterprise systems, local area networks, fiber networks, satellite systems, intelligent signal processing, neural networks, and fuzzy logic. He holds several patents of which six patents (and six pending) are in communications and optical communications systems. Dr. Kartalopoulos is the author of Understanding Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic (IEEE Press, 1996). He has published widely on the subject of networks and optical communications systems. He represents the Communications Society to the Technical Activities Board (TAB) New Technology Directions organization, and is a member of the IEEE Press Board. He has also served as guest editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine and as an IEEE associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Click to read or download

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents





Basic Technology and Services.

Hierarchical Multiplexing.

Legacy Data Networks.



Optical Components.

SONET/SDH Networks.


Virtual Tributaries.

STS-N/STM-N Frames.

Synchronization and Timing.


IP over SONET and DWDM.



ATM Systems.

ATM Connectivity.

ATM Cell Switching.

Segmentation and Reassembly.

Circuit Emulation.

Congestion Control.

Performance Management.

ATM Miscellany.


Management of ATM over SONET.

Epilogue: Convergence.

List of Abbreviations.


About the Author.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)