Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013

ECET 3400 Data Communications

Prerequisites: ECET 2310, PHYS 1112, 1112L


This course is a survey of data communication topics. The OSI and TCP/IP protocol models are covered, with emphasis placed on protocols associated with the lower layers. The course includes synchronous and asynchronous transmission, line codes, modems, signaling, effects of bandwidth and noise, and digital and analog modulation techniques. Transmission media and error detection and correction are also covered. Other areas studied include analog-to-digital conversion, multiplexing, circuit and packet switching, and network topologies.

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