By Anthony S. Acampora
This is an user-friendly textbook on a sophisticated subject: broadband telecommunica tion networks. i have to claim on the outset that this ebook isn't essentially meant for an viewers of telecommunication experts who're weIl versed within the options, process architectures, and underlying applied sciences of high-speed, multi media, bandwidth-on-demand, packet-switching networks, even supposing the techni caIly refined telecommunication practitioner might need to exploit it as a refer ence. neither is this e-book meant to be a complicated textbook just about broadband networks. fairly, this booklet is basically meant for these desirous to leam extra approximately this fascinating fron tier within the box of telecommunications, an viewers that comes with structures designers, and software program engineers, en gineering scholars, R&D managers, and industry planners who search an comprehend ing of local-, metropolitan-, and wide-area broadband networks for integrating voice, info, photo, and video. Its fundamental viewers additionally contains researchers and engineers from different disciplines or different branches of telecommunications who count on a destiny involvement in, or who could easily prefer to leam extra approximately, the sphere of broadband networks, in addition to clinical researchers and company telecommunication and information verbal exchange managers whose more and more sophis ticated purposes would get advantages from (and force the necessity for) broadband web works. complex themes are on no account overlooked (in truth, a believable argument will be fastened that aIl of the fabric is complicated, given the infancy of the topic).
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The OSI model admits sublayers for each layer contained in the model. A much more thorough and complete description of the OSI model can be found in any of several excellent texts. 11, information generated by one transmitting "application" may need to be transported through several subnetworks to re ach the intended receiver. These subnetworks may use different physical media, different transmission formats, different routing headers, different ftow control strategies, etc. " For example, if subnetwork A uses a particular type of N-Iayer ftow control protocol, and subnetwork B uses another, then the interface between the two subnetworks must (1) maintain the dialogue with the application on A using protocol A up to and induding layer N, while (2) maintaining a dialogue with the application B using protocol B up to and induding layer N.
A standard cell size is defined. Its format consists of a fixed-length data field and fixed-Iength header. The header contains, at aminimum, sufficient information to allow the network to deliver the packet to the correct receiver and for the receiver to identify the source. Typically, an activity bit is also included (or something equivalent) such that the network knows if the time slot contains an active or empty cello Large data packets are divided or segmented into multiple fixed-size cells, each with the appropriate routing header.
A data source pro duces packets, each with an average length of 1 kbyte. The source is active, on average, 10% of the time and, when active, delivers information at a peak rate of 10 Mbit/sec. (a) What is the average time duration of each packet? (b) What is the average data rate of the source? (c) How many sources can be statistically multiplexed onto a 5 Mbit/sec transmission link without causing the average traffic demand on that link to exceed its capacity? A Metropolitan Area Network is used to interconnect several Local Area Networks.
An Introduction to Broadband Networks: LANs, MANs, ATM, B-ISDN, and Optical Networks for Integrated Multimedia Telecommunications by Anthony S. Acampora