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In pulse-code modulation, it translates
the quantized samples into digital
code words.

encoder

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It is an error detection technique in
which a redundant bit is appended to
every data unit so that the total
number of 1s in the unit (including
the parity bit) becomes even.

vertical redundancy check

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A local area network topology in which
the individual terminal,
microcomputers or workstations are
connected directly to a central
computer.

Star

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The only way to achieve high data rates
with a narrowband channel is to
increase the number of bits per symbol,
the most reliable way to do this is to
use a combination of amplitude and
phase modulation known as _________.

quadrature amplitude modulation

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Find the maximum dynamic range for a
linear PCM system using 16-bit
quantizing.

98.08 dB

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Compute the baud rate for a 72000 bps
64-QAM signal.

12000 baud

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A telephone signal takes 2ms to reach its
destination. Calculate the via net loss
required for an acceptable amount of
echo.

0.8 dB

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Telephone switch that connects only to
other switches, and not to individual
customers.

tandem office

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It is a form of digital modulation similar
to PSK except the digital information
is contained in both amplitude and the
phase of the transmitted carrier.

QAM

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The most common circuit used for
demodulating binary FSK signals.

PLL

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We have an audio signal with a bandwidth
of 4KHz.What is the bandwidth needed if
we modulate the signal using AM? Ignore
FCC regulations for now.

8 KHz

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We have an audio signal with a
bandwidth of 4 MHz. what is the
bandwidth if we modulate the signal
using FM? Ignore FCC regulations.

40

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For PCM system with the following
parameters determine the minimum
number of bits used.
Maximum analog frequency= 4 khz,
maximum decoded voltage=2.55,
Minimum dynamic range= 199.5

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A network topology in which data
circulates from one computer to the
next in sequence.

ring

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Find the maximum dynamic range for
linear PCM system using 8-bit
quantizing

49.92 dB

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What frequencies would be generated
by a telephone using DTMF signalling,
when the number 8 is pressed?

852 Hz and 1336 Hz

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It is a means of transmitting data by
shifting the phase angle of the
transmitted signal.

PSK

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The name given for a set of standards for
communicating among computers in which
the primary purpose is to serve as a
structural guideline for exchanging
information between computers,
workstations and networks.

OSI

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Any transmission system which conveys
more than one signal simultaneously
can experience this type of
interference due to the reception of
portions of a signal from one channel
in another channel.

Crosstalk

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What type of digital modulation
scheme uses two or more different
output frequencies?

FSK

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It is an error-correcting code used for
correcting transmission errors in
synchronous data streams.

Hamming Code

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A suite of protocols that allows a wide
variety of computers to share the
same network.

TCP/IP

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Noise that is primarily caused by
lightning. Often called as Static
Noise.

atmospheric noise

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A modulation technique in which the
frequency of the modulated signal
varies with the amplitude of the
modulating signal

AM

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Is a form of constant amplitude angle
modulation similar to standard frequency
modulation except the modulating signal
is a binary signal that varies between two
discrete voltage levels rather than a
continuously changing analog waveform.

FSK

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The highest layer in the hierarchy and
is analogous to the general manager
of the network by providing access to
the OSI environment.

Application layer

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What is the equation for Hartleys Law?

I=ktB

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Network topology wherein individual
terminals, microcomputers and
workstations are connected directly to
a central computer.

Star

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The loss of data that occurs when two
stations transmit at the same time on
a network

collision

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A term used to describe a telephone
instrument whose handset is on its
cradle, ready to receive a ring signal

On hook

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The most commonly used digital
modulation scheme.

PCM

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Simple form of redundancy error checking
where each character has a numerical value
assigned to it. The characters within a
message are combined together to produce
an error checking character.

Checksum

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Is an eight-bit fixed length character
set developed in 1962 by the
International Business Machines
Corporation.

EBCDIC code

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The most commonly used digital
modulation scheme.

PCM

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The most commonly used digital An
attempt is made to transmit base band
frequency of 30khz using a digital audio
system with a sampling rate of 44.1khz.
What audible frequency would result?

14.1KHz

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Calculate the capacity of a telephone
channel that has a S/N of 1023?

30,000 b/s

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Designed to send characters of the
message with the specified bit rate but
without any fixed timing relationship
from one character to the next.

asynchronous

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Token Ring Standard

802.5

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It is the process of extracting a phasecoherent reference carrier from a
receiver signal.

Carrier Recovery

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It is a potential problem whenever two
metallic conductors carrying
different signals are located in close
proximity to each other.

Crosstalk

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What is the termed refer as the rapid
degradation of output signal quality
with channel induced errors?

threshold effect

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What was the first fixed-length
character code developed for
machines rather than for people?

Baudot code

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A source whose output satisfies the
condition of statistical independence
among letters in the sequence is said
to be_____.

memoryless

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Calculate the minimum data rate
needed to transmit audio with
sampling rate of 30 Khz and 14 bits
per sample.

420 Kb/s

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Handles error recovery, flow control
(synchronization), and sequencing
(which terminals are sending and
which are receiving). It is considered
the media access control layer.

Data Link Layer

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A MAC protocol for LANs, with stations
connected topologically or logically
in a ring. Or the IEEE 802.5 LAN
standard.

Token Ring

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A network topology where each device
is connected to a centre point and all
data is routed through that point.

Star network

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A lasers use organic dyes enclosed in a
glass tube for an active medium, dye
is circulated into the tube with a
pump. A powerful pulse of light
excites the organic dye.

Liquid Lasers

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Codes that have a restriction on the
number of consecutive 1s or 0s in a
sequence.

Run length limited code

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Contains seven bytes (56 bits) of
alternating 0s and 1s that alert the
receiving system to the coming frame
and enable it to synchronize its input
timing

preamble

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Every letter was encoded into fixed
length of binary code words of length
5.

Baudot Code

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The composite signal that modulates
the FM carrier.

baseband

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It is a simple means of error detection. It
involves the addition of one extra bit
to the bits that encode a character.

parity

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A data compression scheme that uses fewer
bits to represent more frequently occurring
characters or bit patterns and more bits to
represent those occur less frequently.

Huffman coding

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Speed at which symbols are
transmitted in a digital
communication systems.

Baud rate

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It is the process of converting an
infinite number of possibilities to a
finite number of conditions.

Quantization

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It is the ratio of the largest possible
magnitude to the smallest possible
magnitude that can easily be
decoded by the digital to analog
converter in the receiver.

Dynamic Range

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It is the institution that developed the
ASCII (American Standard Code for
Information Intertchange).

ANSI

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Showed mathematically that it is posssible to
reconstruct a band-limited analog signal
from periodic samples, as long as the
sampling rate is at least twice the frequency
of the highest frequency component of the
signal.

Harry Nyquist

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Find the maximum dynamic range for a
linear PCM system using 8-bit
quantizing.

49.92 dB

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In operation, many modern codecs achieved
compresion by first encoding the signals
using a 12-bit linear PCM code, then
converting the 12-bit linear code into an
8-bit compressed code by discarding some
of the bits. This is a simple example of:

Digital Signal Processing

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Sampling of an analog signal using a
sample-and-hold circuit such that the
sample has the same amplitude for
its whole duration.

Flat-topped Sampling

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The basic building block of the FDM
hierarchy.

Message Channel

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The GSM radio system uses GMSK in a
200kHzchannel, with a channel data
rate of 270.883 kbps. Calculate the
frequency shift between mark and
space.

135.4165kHz

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For Ethernet system with a length of
2.5km on coaxial cable with a
velocity factor of 0.66. What is the
propagation delay?

12.6s

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A signal at the input to a -Law
compressor is positive, with its
volatage one-half the maximum
value. What proportion of the
maximum output voltage is produced?

0.876Vo

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A telephone signal take 2ms to reach
its destination. Calculate the via net
loss required for an acceptable
amount of echo

0.8dB

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Who invented the telegraph?

Samuel F.B Morse

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The simplest modulation technique, where
a binary information signal modulates the
amplitude of an analog carrier.

Amplitude-Shift Keying

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Is the lowest Open System
Interconnection hierarchy and is
responsible for the actual propagation
of unstructured data bits (1s and 0s)
through a transmission medium.

Physical Layer

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Error-correction scheme that actually
detect and corrects transmission
errors when they are received
without requiring a retransmission.

Forward Error Correction

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It allows the overall complexity of the
system to be broken down into
individual function layers- that
operate essentially by themselves.

Transparency

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This are very useful pictorial
representations that clearly show the
protocol operations such as words or
convetional drawings.

State Transition Diagram

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Pair of wires that connects the central
office to the users phone

Local loop

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How long does it take to dial the
number 784-3745 using pulse dialing
with .5s inter digit time?

6.8s

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Network that connects users who are in
the same general location

LAN

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In operation, many modern codecs achieved
compresion by first encoding the signals
using a 12-bit linear PCM code, then
converting the 12-bit linear code into an 8bit compressed code by discarding some of
the bits. This is a simple example of:

Digital Signal Processing

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A balanced modulator that will used in
conjuction with a microwave
generator, power amplifier, and bandpass filter, up-converts the IF carrier
to an RF carrier and amplifies the RF
to the desired output power.

Transmit Modulator

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The loss of data that occurs when two
stations transmit at the same time on
a network

collision

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Used to established a point to point
connection across a network.

TCP

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An attempt is made to transmit a
baseband frequency of 25kHz using
digital audio system with a sampling
rate of 44.1 kHz. What audible
frequency would result?

19.1kHz

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Defines the rules of the conversation
the message passing among the
network users

network protocol

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The typical amount of voltage in dc use
in the battery of the central office
with respect to ground

-48

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A network that is composed of a
smaller lan that are closely link. It is
needed for areas spread out
geographically

WAN

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How many central office allotted for
each exchange?

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It is a method of switching that
provides a separate physical path for
each symbol

space switching

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The central office detects a request for
service from a telephone by

a flow of loop current

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The OSI Layer responsible for data
tracking as it moves through a
network. It controls and ensures the
end to end integrity of the data
message propagated through the
network between two devices.

Transport

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It is used on long distance circuits, in
an effort to overcome echoes caused
by circuit imbalances.

Echo Suppresors

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Systems employing demodulators that
are designed to operate without
knowledge of the absolute value of
the incoming signals phase.

Noncoherent Demodulation

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It is defined as the variation in the
delay between consecutive blocks. As
stream of blocks traverses the
network, the spacing between the
information blocks can be altered.

Jitter

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A single twisted pair line that can carry
as much as 26 or 52 Mbps in either
direction.

VDSL

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A popular code based on the binary
coded decimal format which uses all
8 bits for information.

EBCDIC

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A request to transfer data into or out of
a computer, followed by an
acknowledge signal, allowing data
transfer to begin.

handshaking

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The minimum distance in the trellis
code.

free Eucledian distance

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Variant of FSK which uses the minimum
possible frequency for a given bit
rate

GMSK

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A relatively new data communications
technology that uses a high speed
form of packet switching network for
transmission media.

asynchronous transfer mode

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What do you call a circuit for digitizing
voice at a low data rate by using
knowledge of the way in which voice
sounds are produced?

Vocoder

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Determine the (a) peak frequency
deviation, (b) minimum bandwidth and
(c) baud for a binary FSK signal with a
mark frequency of 49 kHz, a space
frequency of 51 kHz and an input bit
rate of 2 kbps

1kHz, (b) 6kHz, (c) 2000