Convergence of Technologies and Networking in Communication Syllabus

Convergence of Technologies and Networking in Communication
1. Introduction:  

Communication model, Data Communication, Data representation transmission, modes
of data transmission, synchronous and asynchronous communication, Network and
services. Introduction to 2G, 3G and 4G Wireless communication system.

2. Convergence Technology

The blending or integration of voice, video, data and image  into one flexible network,
overview of network topology.

3. Modem

Digital modulation methods, ASK, PSK, FSK. Modem and standards, Data multiplexers,
Multiplexing techniques, Comparison of data multiplexing techniques ADSL, RADSL,

4. Bandpass Modulation

Binary phase shift keying, Probability of error for Binary phase shift keying Differentally
encoded phase shift keying, Probability of error for DEPSK , QPSK, M-ary PSK,
Quadrature amplitude shift keying, Binary frequency Shift keying, M-ary FSK Minimum
shift keying (MSK).Error performance for binary systems, Probability of error for
coherently detected Binary orthogonal FSK, GMSK.

5. Network Services and Protocol Layering

Connection oriented & connectionless services, their comparison layered architecture,
services Interface, primitives and service access points, Ad-hoc wireless networks,
Handoff Algorithms, Bluetooth Technology and Infrared Technology.

6. Transmission and Multiple Accesses

Transfer Modes circuit switching, routing, virtual circuit switching comparison of
transfer modes Asynchronous transfer mode. Multiple access concepts FDMA/TDMA in
GSM networks, CDMA in UMTS Networks.
7. Data Transmission Functions

Probability of error for coherently detected BPSK, Data link control, Data link line
configurations, data link layer functions, services offered to network Layer DLC protocol
layering logical link control (LLC) Media access control (MAC), Flow control protocols
Error detection and correction mechanisms e.g. HDLC Bridging Transparent source route
bridging in ETHERNET LANS, switching components of typical switch performance
measures in switch design switching, switching issues, switching  architectures shared-
memory architecture, shared-medium architectures space division architecture switching
in ATM and its examples.

8. Communication Network Functions

Addressing techniques, classification of addressing techniques, addressing structure in
INTERNET addressing structure in Telecom Networks, signaling complexity in Different
Networks, Classification of signaling techniques signaling issues, Signaling models, point
to multipoint signaling, ISDN signaling, Routing protocols/techniques, core routing
concepts, core routing concepts.

9. Traffic Management

Concept of traffic, concept of service, Network capabilities, Types of traffic, Traffic
Management, Traffic contract management, traffic policing, priority control, priority
control Flow control versus congestion control, Traffic Management in ATM.
10. Network Management
Goals of Network Management, Functional Areas of Network Management
Telecommunications management Network (TMN).

11. Security Management

Security Management, symmetric (secret key) Encryption  Techniques, Asymmetric
encryption techniques, Key management, Hash functions, Digital signatures and
certificates, Firewalls, Security management in Third generation UMTS network.

12. Convergence Technologies for 3G Networks

Operation and integration of GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, CDMA2000, IP, and ATM,
practical examples of 3G connection scenarios. Signaling flows and protocol stacks, IP
and ATM as used in a 3G context, issues of QoS and real-time application support IP/SS7
internetworking and IP soft switching, the architecture of the IP Multimedia Subsystem
(IMS) for UMTS
Text Books:

1.  Sumit Kasera, Nishit Narang, Sumita Narang, “Communication Networks
Principles and Practice” Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing company Limited New Delhi
2.  Jeffrey Bannister, Paul Mather, Sebastian Coope “Convergence Technologies for
3G Networks: IP, UMTS, EGPRS and ATM”, Wily india
3. Skalar, “Digital communications”, Pearson education, 2001 2nd
4. William Stallings, “Data and Computer Communication”, Pearson Education, 6th
5. Lean Garcia, Widjaja, “Communication Networks”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2nd
6. T. S. Rappaport, “Wireless Communication”, Pearson Education, 2nd

Reference Books: 
1. Forouzan, Data Communication & Networking, Tata Mcgraw Hill, 3rd
2. Andrew Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, Prentice Hall of India.
3. Raj Pandya, Mobile & Personal Communication system & services, Prentice Hall
of India.