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Code No: R7310505 1

III B.Tech I Semester(R07) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, November 2010


DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
(Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
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1. (a) Define the following terms: data, data communications, data communications circuit and
data communications networks.
(b) Define modulation. Describe various analog modulation techniques in detail.

2. (a) Define the general categories of metallic transmission lines.


(b) Define optical communication system. What are the advantages and disadvantages of
optical fiber cables?

3. (a) Define digital transmission. List and describe the advantages and disadvantages of digital
transmission.
(b) What is multiplexing? What the most predominant methods of multiplexing.

4. (a) Define free-space propagation. Why TEM waves do not propagate well through lossy
conductors?
(b) What is a satellite multiple-accessing arrangement? List and describe the three forms of
satellite multiple-accessing arrangements.

5. (a) Differentiate communications and telecommunications and explain.


(b) Define and describe Subscriber Loop.
(c) Describe dial pulsing.

6. Define first generation analog cellular telephone systems and explain.

7. (a) Define the following terms:


i. Data.
ii. Information.
iii. Data transmission.
(b) How does exact -count encoding detect errors.

8. (a) Define data link protocols.


(b) Define and describe the following data link protocol functions:
i. Line discipline.
ii. Flow control.
iii. Error control.

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Code No: R7310505 2
III B.Tech I Semester(R07) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, November 2010
DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
(Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
?????

1. (a) Define data communication standards and explain why they are necessary?
(b) Define digital modulation. Give a brief description of amplitude-shift keying, frequency-
shift keying and phase-shift keying.

2. (a) Explain the difference between traverse and longitudinal waves.


(b) Describe the following terms: optical power, velocity of propagation, refraction, refractive
index, critical angle, acceptance angle, acceptance cone and numerical aperture.

3. (a) Explain the four predominant methods of pulse modulation.


(b) For a two-channel PCM system with an 8-kHz sample rate and an eigth-bit PCM code,
determine the line speed.

4. (a) Describe an electromagnetic polarization.


(b) What are the requirements for satellites in geosynchronous orbits? What are the advan-
tages and disadvantages of geosynchronous satellites?

5. (a) Define playing old telephone service.


(b) Describe the operation and basic functions of a standard telephone set.
(c) What is meant by the terms tip and ring?

6. Describe the concepts of personnel communication systems.

7. (a) Explain why the Morse code is inadequate for modern -day data communications networks?
(b) Give a brief description of longitudinal redundancy checking.

8. (a) Describe and differentiate character- and bit-oriented protocols.


(b) Describe how BSC achieves transparency?

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Code No: R7310505 3
III B.Tech I Semester(R07) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, November 2010
DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
(Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
?????

1. (a) Describe the prominent organizations to publish standards and make recommendations
for data, telecommunications and networking industries.
(b) Define signal-to-noise power ratio. For a circuit with a signal power of 10W and a thermal
noise power of 0.01W, determine the signal-to-noise power ratio in dBm.

2. (a) For a glass (n = 1.5) / quartz (n = 1.38) interface and an angle of incidence of 35 de-
grees, determine the angle of refraction, the critical angle, acceptance angle and numerical
aperture for the fiber.
(b) What are the two general categories of transmission media? Explain.

3. (a) Describe pulse width modulation, pulse position modulation and pulse amplitude modu-
lation.
(b) Draw the block diagram of a two-channel PCM-TDM system and explain.

4. (a) Describe rays and wavefronts and the relation between them.
(b) Describe the components that make up a radio link.

5. (a) Explain the relationships among telephone sets, local loops and central office switching
machines.
(b) Explain the basic purpose of call progress tones and signals.
(c) Define telecommunications.

6. (a) Explain the operation of N-AMPS cellular telephone systems.


(b) Explain AMPS frequency allocation.

7. (a) Give a brief explanation of Hamming code.


(b) What is the difference between error detection and error correction.
(c) What is the difference between no parity and ignored parity?

8. Explain the operation of the following:

(a) XMODEM.
(b) YMODEM.
(c) ZMODEM.
(d) KERMIT.

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Code No: R7310505 4
III B.Tech I Semester(R07) Regular & Supplementary Examinations, November 2010
DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
(Common to Computer Science & Engineering and Information Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max Marks: 80
Answer any FIVE questions
All questions carry equal marks
?????

1. (a) What are the advantages of layered architecture? Explain how layered architecture facili-
tates peer-to-peer communications protocols.
(b) Define signal analysis. Explain how Fourier series is used in signal analysis.

2. (a) Define the following terms:


i. Transmission line ii. Wave velocity
iii. Frequency iv. Wave length
(b) Give note on the propagation of light through an optical fiber cable.

3. (a) What is meant by pulse modulation? Explain the predominant methods of pulse modu-
lation.
(b) Draw and explain single-channel (DS-O-level) PCM transmission system.

4. (a) Explain the concepts that aid to illustrate the effects of electromagnetic wave propagation.
(b) Draw the block diagrams of microwave transmitter and receiver and explain their func-
tioning.

5. (a) Draw and describe the block diagram of a telephone set.


(b) Describe the basic operation of a cordless telephone.

6. (a) Explain AMPS control channels.


(b) Explain AMPS identification codes.

7. (a) Define the terms character framing and message framing.


(b) Briefly describe echo plus.
(c) What is a SYN character.

8. (a) Define and describe high-level data-link control.


(b) Describe synchronous data-link protocols.

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