4ConversionsComputer (binary data) to analog signals – done by modems – scheme is TCM: modulation schemes like QPSK, QAMs -- Local loop I.e. computer/modem to codecAnalog to Digital – Codecs – scheme is PCM – done thru sampling (result in noise) -- codec to telephone net to codecDigital to Analog – Codecs – Inverse PCM – Codec to modemAnalog to binary – by modem – reverse TCM -- to computer
6Telephone line bandwidth 300 Hz – 3300 HzFor voice the entire range is used because some distortion and noise can be toleratedBut for data, for integrity of data, edges of this range are not used. The range used for data is 600 Hz – 3000 Hz = 2400 Hz bw.
8Modem : Modulator-demodulator Modulator : converts the binary data into band-pass analog signal.Demodulator : recovers the binary data from the modulated signal
9To convert binary data into analog signals, A sine wave is used and one of the characteristics (amplitude, phase or frequency) is modulated to carry the binary information. The sine wave is called the carrier wave.
10Modems (c) Frequency modulation (d) Phase modulation (a) A binary signal(b) Amplitude modulation(c) Frequency modulation(d) Phase modulation
11Fig b uses 2 values : 0 amplitude to represent 0 and non-zero amp Fig b uses 2 values : 0 amplitude to represent 0 and non-zero amp. To rep. 1Fig c uses 2 values : f1 to rep. 0 and f2 to rep. 1Fig d uses phase : phase shift represents change in value and no phase shift rep. No change in value
12Limitations of ASK and FSK Limitations of ASK ; very much susceptible to noiseLimitations of FSK ; bandwidth requirementFor detailed study : refer to Forouzan.
14Trellis Coded Modulation With a dense constellation diagram, a small amount of noise in amplitude or phase can result in an error. To reduce the chance of an error, higher speed modems do error correction by adding extra bit(/s) to each sample. This scheme is called TCM.
15Few terms Bit rate : number of bits transmitted per second. Baud rate : number of signal units (or samples) transmitted per second.Bit rate = Baud rate x number of data bits per sample.
16Some traditional modem standards Earlier modems used the QAM schemes. For QAM schemes the baud rate is equal to the bandwidth (to be shown by …or refer to Forouzan pg117 to 126). Hence for a telephone line of 2400 Hz bw, baud rate of 2400 was used.V.32 : 4 data bits + 1 error bit : 2400 x 4 = 9600 bpsV.32bis : 6 data bits + 1 error bit : 2400 x 6 = 14,400 bpsV.34 : 12 data bits : 2400 x 12 = 28,800 bpsV.34bis : 14 data bits : 2400 x 14 = 33,600 bps
17Limitations of traditional modems When the analog signal is digitized at the telephone company switching station (using codecs) noise is introduced in the signal. Hence the data rate is limited according to the Shannon’s capacity.In traditional modems, data exchange is between two computers A and B,( thru the digital telephone network.), Hence this sampling exists in both the directions.Thus the maximum data rate is 33.6 kbps in either direction.
19Some faster modemsV.90 offers 56kbps download and 33.6 kbps upload speeds.This is possible because communication today is via ISPs (Internet Service Providers). We still use modem to upload and download. But, in uploading, the analog signal must be sampled at the switching stations which means the data rate for uploading is limited to 33.6 as earlier. But, there is no sampling in the downloading, hence no noise , hence no Shannon’s limit (theoretically at least).
21The 56Kbps speed for downloading in V.90 The telephone companies (at their switching offices) generate 8000 samples per second with 8 bits per sample. One bit is for control giving a data rate of 8000 x 7 = 56Kbps
22The V.92Adjusts its speed and depending upon the noise present can even upload at 48kbps.Download is at 56kpbs.
23ADSL: Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line ADSL uses a frequency spectrum of 1.1 MHz. Divides it into 256 channels each of size roughly Hz.Channel 0 : POTSChannels 1-5 ; guard band between voice and dataTwo for control channels, one for downstream and one for upstreamRemaining are partitioned between upstream and downstream : depends on the service provider; usually it is asymmetric giving 80-90% for download and remaining for upstream – hence the word Asymmetric
24Digital Subscriber Lines (2) Operation of ADSL using discrete multitone modulation.
25ADSL contdWithin each channel, modulation scheme similar to V.34 is used ;QAM with 15 bits per baud4000 baud instead of 2400With 224 downstream channels, download speed Mbps is theoretically possibleIn practice, S/N ratio is never good enough to achieve this rate, but 8 Mbps is possible on short runs over high quality local loops
26Installation requirement of ADSL A typical ADSL equipment configuration.
27Cable broadband Vs DSLCable Broadband is a public network and is shared by several users, henceBandwidth reduces as more users log in, andLess secureADSL is a private network ..works on leased lines from old PSTN, henceDedicated bandwidth, andMore secure
28Cable broadband Vs DSL : Speeds Can’t distinguish on the basis of speedsDifferent companies offer different packagesCable modem speeds vary widely. While cable modem technology can theoretically support up to about 30 Mbps, most providers offer service with between 1 Mbps and 6 Mbps bandwidth for downloads, and bandwidth between 128 Kbps and 768 Kbps for uploads.Both take flat monthly or yearly rents
29Cable Vs DSL :speedsVery recent announcements from two companies (Dec’05)Cable : Vietnam Power Telecom (VP Telecom) and Vietnam Cable Television (VCTV) on Monday officially launched a service that allows users get broadband Internet access via cable television.The service offers web browsers a chance to download at speeds of 56 megabits per second and upload at a maximum rate of 30 Mbps.AT&T DSL Service : Under its Expert Plus S-package, the telecom giant offers a 6mbps DSL service for customers that want to host their own Web site and have a static IP address.
30Wireless Local LoopsMMDS(Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service) - Uses microwaves 198 MHz band at 2.1 GHz frequency rangeRange of about 50kmPenetrate vegetation and rain moderately wellAdvantageTechnology is well established and equipment readily availableDisadv : bandwidth available is not much and must be shared by several users.
31WLL - LMDS The acronym LMDS is derived from the following: L (local)?denotes that propagation characteristics of signals in this frequency range limit the potential coverage area of a single cell site; ongoing field trials conducted in metropolitan centers place the range of an LMDS transmitter at up to 5 milesM (multipoint)?indicates that signals are transmitted in a point-to-multipoint or broadcast method; the wireless return path, from subscriber to the base station, is a point-to-point transmissionD (distribution)?refers to the distribution of signals, which may consist of simultaneous voice, data, Internet, and video trafficS (service)?implies the subscriber nature of the relationship between the operator and the customer; the services offered through an LMDS network are entirely dependent on the operator's choice of business
32Wireless Local LoopsLMDS(Local Multipoint Distribution Service) : uses Millimeter waves (because of low bw of MMDS)28-31 GHz band in US and 40GHz band in Europe (both MM wave bands) were not allocated because it was difficult to build silicon integrated circuits that operate so fast. With the invention of Gallium arsenide ICs the speed became achievable and hence people started thinking of using MM waves for communication.
33Problems with MM wavesHighly directional : hence there must be a clear line of sight between the roof top antennas and the tower.Rain and trees absorb them
34Architecture of an LMDS system. Wireless Local LoopsArchitecture of an LMDS system.
35Long-Haul TrunksThe next thing now is to combine the signals received in the end office(switching offices of the telephone co.s) from various local loops into one signal that is transmitted on the long-haul trunk. This is done with the help of various multiplexing schemes :FDMWDMTDM
36Frequency Division Multiplexing (a) The original bandwidths.(b) The bandwidths raised in frequency.(b) The multiplexed channel.
37WDM : Wavelength Division Multiplexing In optical fibers, the scheme used is WDM instead of FDM.As more and more wavelengths are being discovered in a single fiber WDM is getting denser and now the name DWDM (dense WDM) is being used when the number of channels is vary large in a single fiber.
38Growth of WDM 1990: 8 wavelengths X 2.5 Gbps 20Gbps 2001: X 10 Gbps 100Gbps : enough to transmit 30 full-length movies per second.
40TDMWDM : applicable only on optical fiber and not on copper, but a lot of copper is there on the last mile, also analog.FDM : used on copper and microwave but requires analog circuitry and cannot be done by a computer,Solution : TDM : unfortunately can be used only for digital data. So,
41Digital TrunksWhat we need is to convert the analog signals received in the end office(switching offices of the telephone co.s) from various local loops into digital signals and combine them into one signal that is transmitted on the digital trunk. This is done with the help of TDM.
42CODEC : PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) The codec makes 8000 samples per sec or one sample per 125 microsec. This is because Nyquist theorem says that this is sufficient to capture all the information from the 4KHz ( remember? bit rate = #samples x log L => sample rate = 2B from Nyquist theorem). This technique is called PCM.All the time intervals (a pulse) within the telephone system are multiples of 125 microsec.
43Time Division Multiplexing : T1 Carrier T1 carrier is used on long-haul trunks.Supports Codec with 24 Local Loops I.e. 24 channelsCodec picks signals from these 24 channels on a Round Robin basis to insert 8 bits (7 data + 1 error) for each sample( I.e. for each channel)
44T1 CarrierThe T1 carrier (1.544 Mbps).193 X 8000 = Mbps
45T1 Carrier193rd bit is used for frame synchronization : a pattern of … is looked for --- analog nodes cannot generate this pattern, digital users can but the chances are less.
46Signaling(control) information in T1 Notice : 8000 bps signaling information : too much : two possible approaches to reduce this :Common channel signaling : use of 193rd bit for signaling in alternate frames say odd frames and for data in even frames.Channel-associated signaling : each channel has its own private signaling subchannel – one of the eight user bits in every sixth frame is used for signaling
47E1 Carrier 32 channels : 30 for data + 2 for signaling Each group of four frames provides 64 bits of signaling : half for channel specific + half for frame syncCapacity : 32 X 8 X 8000 = 2.04 Mbps
48Differential Pulse Code Modulation Instead of digitized amplitude, difference is kept and digitizedJumps of the magnitude of more than +-16 are rare in 128 levels. So 5 instead of 8 bits are sufficient.
58Topics for presentation Satellite Networks (2 people) : Explain user to user, where and how they are used etc.Mobile Networks (3-5 people), take book from me for reference, rest from net, talk about GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, their 2nd gen, 3rd gen etc, difference between “use of data card to connect to internet wirelessly anywhere anytime” and GPRS/EDGE enabled mobile phone etc.Cover in detail: which frequency range, call setup, their switching offices etc, technology used etc
59A comparison of circuit switched and packet-switched networks. Packet SwitchingA comparison of circuit switched and packet-switched networks.
60I Acknowledge Help from the following site http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/ In preparing this lecture.