Communication Systems and Protocols

Language of instructionEnglish

Communication Systems and Protocols


Fundamentals of digital systems design from „Digital System Design“ (e.g. course code 2311615).



In this lecture, basic concepts for methods of broadcast are given and the aspects in common are determined. 



This course for electrical and information engineers provides an overview in theory and practice of data exchange between computers and dedicated communication devices. The different levels of data communication will be explained, ranging from highly integrated connections on micorchips across system busses to wide-area networks. Among criteria like speed and transmission capacity of a communication system, other aspects as security issues and the cost of system are presented as well.

Actual implementations will be discussed, amongst others serial  and parallel interfaces, PCI, SCSI, FireWire, USB, IEC, CAN, AMBA as well as the networking standards Ethernet, Tokenring, FDDI and ATM. In addition the hardware and lower software levels of local-, wide-area and radio networks will be explained in combination with the presentation of important network topologies and communications devices like repeaters, bridges, routers and gateways.



To accompany the lecture material, assignments and the corresponding solutions will be given out and dicussed during lecture hall exercises.