Data communication ConceptsWhat is Data?
– Elements that can be represented by a finite set of symbols, such as digits or alphabets
What Is Communication?
- Transmission of information between two parties.
4 Basic Elements involved in communication
Sender – initiates the communication.Medium – is the mechanism by which the communication is conveyed to the receiver.Receiver – receives the communication.Message – is the information content that is transferred between the sender and thereceiver via the medium.(e.g. telephone conversation)
Human Communication vs. Data Communication
Human communication is richer, less predictable–Words vary in meaning with context–Many factors influence meaning and perception of messageData communication is more precise–Exact replication of information
Is a general term for the electronic transmission of information in any type includingtelevision, pictures, sound and facsimiles and data in the form of electronic signals orimpulses, sent as an individual message between two parties or as a broadcast to bereceived at many locations.
Data Communication Concepts
Data Communication is the process of transferring digital information (usually in binaryform) between two or more points.
Simplified Block Diagram of Data Communication System