Code No: RR310503

Set No. 1

III B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 DATA COMMUNICATIONS ( Common to Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science & Systems Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the differences between Asynchronous modems and synchronous modems? (b) Explain about synchronous modems? [10+6]

2. What is synchronization? Explain about character synchronization? What are the types of data formats. [16] 3. (a) Why are Synchronous characters always transmitted in pairs? Give examples explain. (b) What is an SPA, An SSA What is the purpose of a leading pad? A trailing pad? [8+8] 4. Explain CSMA/CD operation? 5. (a) Differentiate between PAP and CHAP. (b) Give an overview of different switching methods. [8+8] [16]

6. (a) How many countries can be defined by the ISDN address field? How many networks can be defined for each country? How many subscribers per network(NT1 or NT2)? How many TEs per subscriber? How many TEs in total? [16] 7. (a) Describe different service classes defined by ATM forum. (b) Give network-related attributes of ATM. 8. (a) Elaborate on the concerns addressed by the designers of SONET. (b) List different SONET/SDH rates. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8+8] [10+6]

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Code No: RR310503

Set No. 2

III B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 DATA COMMUNICATIONS ( Common to Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science & Systems Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. Draw OIS architectural model for open system inter networking and explain. [16] 2. Explain about Forward error correction method with example? 3. (a) What are the types of Data transmission Modes and explain? (b) What are the types of Data Communications Protocols and give the Frame Format of these protocols. [4+12] 4. (a) What is Gigabit Ethernet? And explain? (b) What is a MAN? What is the difference between LAN and MAN? Draw the MAN architecture. [8+8] 5. (a) Discuss the format of a PPP frame. Also give description of different fields in it. (b) Explain about configuration and line termination packets of LCP. 6. (a) What is ISDN? Describe the services provided by it. (b) Discuss the evolution of ISDN. 7. Discuss the design goals of ATM in detail. 8. (a) Elaborate on the concerns addressed by the designers of SONET. (b) List different SONET/SDH rates. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [8+8] [10+6] [16] [10+6] [16]

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Code No: RR310503

Set No. 3

III B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 DATA COMMUNICATIONS ( Common to Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science & Systems Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. (a) What are the differences between Asynchronous modems and synchronous modems? (b) Explain about synchronous modems? [10+6]

2. What is synchronization? Explain about character synchronization? What are the types of data formats. [16] 3. (a) What are the five fields used with an SDLC frame? Briefly explain each. (b) What are the three frame formats used with SDLC? Explain what each format is used for. [6+10] 4. (a) Draw the block diagram of a typical local area network component configuration and explain. What are the typical characteristics of LAN. (b) Write range of data services, where LAN’s are used extensively. 5. (a) Differentiate between PAP and CHAP. (b) Give an overview of different switching methods. 6. (a) What is ISDN? Describe the services provided by it. (b) Discuss the evolution of ISDN. 7. (a) Give an overview of ATM applications. (b) Describe user-related attributes of ATM. [10+6] [10+6] [8+8] [10+6]

8. Draw a SONET network using all of the following devices. Label all lines, sections and paths. (a) Three STS multiplexers( Two as input and One as output) (b) Four add/drop multiplexers. (c) Five regenerators. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [16]

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Code No: RR310503

Set No. 4

III B.Tech I Semester Supplementary Examinations, February 2007 DATA COMMUNICATIONS ( Common to Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science & Systems Engineering) Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80 Answer any FIVE Questions All Questions carry equal marks ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 1. Draw the simplified block diagram of a data communications network and explain. [16] 2. (a) What is Redundancy? With redundancy how will you minimize the errors in data, give any example. Mention advantages and disadvantages of it. (b) How do you detect the errors using Echoplex? Mention advantages and disadvantages of it. [8+8] 3. (a) Define the three operating modes used with data communications circuits? (b) What is the function of the clearing character? What is a unique address? A group addresses? A broadcast address? [8+8] 4. List and describe the transmission formats used with different LANs? 5. (a) Give slot and segment formats of DQDB. (b) Discuss about SMDS internetworking protocol architectures. 6. (a) What is ISDN? Describe the services provided by it. (b) Discuss the evolution of ISDN. [10+6] [6+10] [16]

7. Explain the different attributes to control traffic in frame relay. Also find the relationship between them. [16] 8. (a) What is the relationship between SONET and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy(SDH) (b) Why is SONET called a Synchronous network? ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ [10+6]

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