Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Data Communication and Packet Switching

  1. Martin P. Clark Telecommunications Consultant

Published Online: 19 JUN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047086804X.ch2

Data Networks, IP and the Internet: Protocols, Design and Operation

Data Networks, IP and the Internet: Protocols, Design and Operation

How to Cite

Clark, M. P. (2003) Fundamentals of Data Communication and Packet Switching, in Data Networks, IP and the Internet: Protocols, Design and Operation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047086804X.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUN 2003
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470848562

Online ISBN: 9780470868041

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Binary Code

  • Electrical or Optical Representation and Storage of Binary Code Numbers

  • Using the Binary Code to Represent Textual Information

  • ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)

  • EBCDIC and Extended Forms of ASCII

  • Use of the Binary Code to Convey Graphical Images

  • Decoding Binary Messages — The Need for Synchronisation and for Avoiding Errors

  • Digital Transmission

  • Modulation of Digital Information over Analogue Media Using a Modem

  • Detection and Demodulation — Errors and Eye Patterns

  • Reducing Errors — Regeneration, Error Detection and Correction

  • Synchronisation

  • Packet Switching, Protocols and Statistical Multiplexing

  • Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Communication: Full Duplex and All That!

  • Serial and Parallel Communication

  • The Problem of Long Lines — The Need to Observe the Maximum Line Length