Standard

 

ELC 205 Data Communications

Course Description

Introduces the fundamentals, terminology, protocols, and applications of data communications. Topics include: principles of operation, functions, internal circuitry, and troubleshooting techniques for interfaces and modems.

 

Competency Areas

Hours

 

Principles of Operation

Class

2

Functions

D. Lab

1

Internal Circuitry

P. Lab/O.B.I.

0

Troubleshooting Techniques for Interfaces and Modems

Credit

2

 

 

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

ELC 119

 

Course Guide

 

Competency

After completing this section, the student will:

Hours

Class

D.Lab

P.Lab/

O.B.I.

PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION

6

2

0

Codes

Define and use data communication codes, interface standards, and digital data communication methods.

 

 

 

Standards

 

 

 

 

Methods

 

 

 

 

FUNCTIONS

6

0

0

Amplitude

Explain pulse amplitude, pulse width, and pulse position modulation.

 

 

 

Pulse

Compare (FOM) and (TOM) systems.

 

 

 

INTERNAL CIRCUITRY

4

2

0

Hardware principles

Explain interface devices such as DCE, DTE, and standards (RS-232C), and discuss their relationships.

 

 

 

TROUBLESHOOTING TECHNIQUES FOR INTERFACES AND MODEMS

4

6

0

Operation

Define, explain, connect, and troubleshoot synchronous and asynchronous interfaces and modems.

 

 

 

 

Suggested Resources

 

Educational Services Division. (1981). Data communications fundamentals. Bedford, MA: Digital Equipment.

Educational Services Division. (1982). Network concepts: A self-paced course. Bedford, MA: Digital Equipment.

Educational Services Division. (1986). Network communications, disconnect systems, planning and configuration guide. Bedford, MA: Digital Equipment.

Housley, T. (1987). Data communications and teleprocessing systems (2nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Schweber, W. L. (1988). Data communications. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Stein, D. H. (1985). Introduction to digital communications. Albany, NY: Delmar.