Data Communication, 2068 Chaitra - Old questions

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Pass Marks
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Data Communication, 2068 Chaitra

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  • 1. Compare digital communication with analog communication system and explain digital communication system with the help of functional block diagram
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  • 2. Distinguish between energy and power signals. Define invertibility of a system. Which properties (Linearity, Causality, Time invariance, Stability and Memory) processes by the following system (i) y[n] = 3x[n] - 4x[n-1] (ii) y(t) = $ sin(2\pi x(t)) $.
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  • 3. Define unit impulse response. What is its significance in signal analysis?
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  • 4. Describe the characteristics and performance of UTP cables over other guided transmission media.
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  • 5. State and explain Shannon's channel capacity theorem.
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  • 6. What is a modulation? Why is it required? Briefly explain the steps involved in encoding analog data as digital signal. Encode the following bit stream using unipolar (NRZ), polar (NRZ-L, NRZ-I, RZ, Manchester), bipolar (AMI) 10110001110.
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  • 7. What is multiplexing? Explain its application.
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  • 8. Compare FDM, WDM and TDM. What are the advantages and disadvantages of CDMA technique?
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  • 9. What is switching? Differentiate between circuit and packet switching.
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  • 10. Define Information and Entropy. The probability of five possible outcomes of an experiment are given as: $ P(x_{1}) = 1/2, P(x_{2}) = 1/4, P(x_{3}) = 1/8, P(x_{4}) = P(x_{5}) = 1/16. $ Determine the entropy and information rate if there are 16 outcomes per second.
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  • 11. Define Hamming Distance and minimum Hamming distance. Suppose a code has a Hamming distance $ d_{min} = 4. $ What is the error detection and correction capability of this scheme?