Data Communications

Data Communications : From Basics to Broadband

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For junior/graduate-level courses including Introduction to Data Communications, Introduction to Networks, Business Telecommunications, Business Data Communications.

Focused on fundamental concepts and practical applications, this text prepares students to make intelligent decisions on the appropriate design, purchase, integration, and use of data communications equipment and systems. Clear, well-balanced, and exceptionally readable, it demystifies every aspect of data communications, including relevant terminology, concepts, hardware, software, protocols, architectures, and current and future products. Its coverage is designed to be both accessible for the novice and challenging for the technical practitioner, offering a broad overview throughout the narrative and advanced discussions in special-interest sidebars.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 330 pages
  • 176 x 232 x 14mm | 539.78g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130961396
  • 9780130961396

Table of contents

1. Overview and Introduction.

2. Understanding Telecommunications.

3. Basic Data Communications Concepts.

4. Data Interfaces and Transmission.

5. Improving Data Communications Efficiency.

6. Data Integrity and Security.

7. Architectures and Protocols.

8. Data Transport Networks.

9. Network Management.

10. Digital Telecommunications.

Appendix: The Binary Number System.



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About William J. Beyda

WILLIAM BEYDA has taught data communications at the University of California, Berkeley Extension, for the last 15 years. He is currently director of an engineering group at Siemens, developing global communications and networking products. Throughout his career he has developed many patents in the communications field. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and his M.S. in Engineering Management, both from Stanford University.
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