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Data Communications: From Fundamentals to Networking / Edition 1

Data Communications: From Fundamentals to Networking / Edition 1

by Gilbert Held


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Data Communications: From Fundamentals to Networking / Edition 1

Data communications can be considered as the tether that binds modern society together. The impetus for this timely book is the importance and dependence upon communications. The author provides a detailed examination of its evolution, technology and future, focusing upon the characteristics, operation and utilization of data communications components that are the building blocks upon which networks are erected. Packed with illustrations, tables and schematic diagrams to fully explain concepts, theory and practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471930518
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/27/1991
Pages: 570
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Communications in a Modern Society.

Telegraph and Telephone Operations.

Basic Circuit Parameters, Measurement Units and Media Overview.

Fundamental Data Transmission Concepts.

Terminal and Network Overview.

Standards Organizations, Activities and the OSI Reference Model.

The Physical Layer, Cables, Connectors, Plugs and Jacks.

Basic Transmission Devices: Line Drivers, Modems and Couplers.

Regulators and Carriers.

Transmission Errors: Causes, Measurements and Methods of Correction.

The Data Link Layer.

Increasing Line Utilization.

Digital Transmission Systems and Equipment.

Network Architecture and System Network Architecture (SNA).

Communications Software.

Packet Networks and Information Utilities.

Local Area Networks.

Fiber-Optic and Satellite Communications.


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