Digital Communication II
Principal lecturer: Prof Jon Crowcroft
Taken by: Part II
Past exam questions
The slides below are PDFs. powerpoint is
also available if you want to use the source material or need to
print slarger versions of diagrams!
- Overview of Material
- The Telephone Net (well its been around 100 years, so there must be some lessons in
- The Internet (about 25 years old, and looking decidedly shakey)
- Asynchronous Transfer Mode (a failed, but bold
attempt to mix Telephone and Internet)
- Classic Simplistic Model of Modular Functionality for Communications
- Some Systems Design Paradigms, often
orthogonal to Layers
- Naming and Addressing, i.e. who is where?
- A List of common protocols - see if you can spot design patterns?
- Some Mapping onto implementation for CS
- Routing - How many ways can we get from A to B?
- Error Control - what do we do when things go wrong?
- Flow Control - stemming the flood
- Guest Lecture on Switches, by Dr
Michael Dales, Intel Research Cambridg
- Guest Lecture
on wifi AP selection by Dr Dina Papagiannaki, Intel Research Cambridge
- Shared Media Networks (Ether/Radio etc) - some special problems
- Switched Networks - What does a switch do and how?
- Scheduling and Queue Management Algorithms for packet forwarding
- The Big Picture for manageing traffic
- A list of papers that would be good to read on a rainy sunday
- A Glossary of
Terms from CNP
The guest lectures are intended to portrait the practical
application of the concepts presented above in real
world networks, such as wireless networks, and the evolution of
software and hardware for switch design (e.g. optical).
last updated 1/12/2006