Data Transmission. Lesson 3 NETS2150/2850. Lesson Outline. Understand the properties a signal Explain the difference of Data vs Signal Understand the influence of a ttenuation, d elay d istortion and n oise on signal propagation Appreciation of unit of d ecibel.
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Data Transmission
Lesson 3
NETS2150/2850
Position of the physical layer
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To be transmitted, data must be transformed to electromagnetic signals
Signals can be analogue or digital. Analogue signals can have an infinite number of values in a range; Digital signals can have only a limited number of values.
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In data communication, we commonly use periodic analogue signals and aperiodic digital signals.
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A Sine Wave
s(t) = A sin(2ft + )
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Amplitude
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Frequency is the rate of change with respect to time. Change in a short span of time means high frequency. Change over a long span of time means low frequency.
Period and frequency
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Frequency and period are inverses of each other
Table 3.1 Units of periods and frequencies
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Solution
We make the following substitutions:
100 ms = 100 10-3 s = 100 10-3 106ms = 105ms
Now we use the inverse relationship to find the frequency, changing hertz to kilohertz
100 ms = 10-1 s f = 1/10-1 Hz = 10 Hz = 10 10-3 KHz = 10-2 KHz
Example
Express a period of 100 ms in microseconds, and express the corresponding frequency in kilohertz
If a signal does not change at all, its frequency is zero
If a signal changes instantaneously, its frequency is infinite
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Relationships between different phases
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Solution
We know that one complete cycle is 360 degrees.
Therefore, 1/6 cycle is
(1/6) 360 = 60 degrees = 60 x 2p /360 rad = 1.046 rad
Example
A sine wave is offset one-sixth of a cycle with respect to time zero. What is its phase in degrees and radians?
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Sine wave examples
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Sine wave examples (continued)
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An analogue signal is best represented in the frequency domain
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Time and frequency domains
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A single-frequency sine wave is not useful in data communications; we need to change one or more of its characteristics to make it useful.
When we change one or more characteristics of a single-frequency signal, it becomes a composite signal made of many frequencies.
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According to Fourier analysis, any composite signal can be represented as a combination of simple sine waves with different frequencies, phases, and amplitudes.
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Three odd harmonics
Adding first three harmonics
Frequency spectrum comparison
Analogue
Analogue
Analogue
Analogue
Signal corruption
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Bandwidth
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Solution
B = fh-fl = 900 - 100 = 800 Hz
The spectrum has only five spikes, at 100, 300, 500, 700, and 900
Example
If a periodic signal is decomposed into five sine waves with frequencies of 100, 300, 500, 700, and 900 Hz, what is the bandwidth? Draw the spectrum, assuming all components have a maximum amplitude of 10 V.
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Solution
B = fh- fl
20 = 60 - fl
fl = 60 - 20 = 40 Hz
Example
A signal has a bandwidth of 20 Hz. The highest frequency is 60 Hz. What is the lowest frequency?
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Solution
The answer is definitely no. Although the signal can have the same bandwidth (1000 Hz), the range does not overlap. The medium can only pass the frequencies between 3000 and 4000 Hz; the signal is totally lost.
Example
A signal has a spectrum with frequencies between 1000 and 2000 Hz (bandwidth of 1000 Hz). A medium can pass frequencies from 3000 to 4000 Hz (a bandwidth of 1000 Hz). Can this signal faithfully pass through this medium?
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A digital signal
Figure 3.17Bit rate and bit interval
Solution
The bit interval is the inverse of the bit rate.
Bit interval = 1/ 2000 s = 0.000500 s = 0.000500 x 106ms = 500 ms
Example
A digital signal has a bit rate of 2000 bps. What is the duration of each bit (bit interval)
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A digital signal is a composite signal with an infinite bandwidth
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Multilevel signal
One signal element conveys 2 bit
2-level signal
VS
One signal element conveys 1 bit
GdB = 10 log10 Pout dB
Pin
Example 1: Pin = 100mW, Pout=1 mW
Gain = 10 log10 (1/100) = -20 dB
B = 4 – 3 = 1 MHz
SNRdB = 24 dB = 10log10(SNR)
SNR = 251
Thus, C = B log2(1+SNR) = 106 log2(1+251)
8 106 = 8 Mbps
Example
Consider an extremely noisy channel in which the value of the signal-to-noise ratio is almost zero. In other words, the noise is so strong that the signal is faint. For this channel the capacity is calculated as
C = B log2 (1 + SNR) = B log2 (1 + 0)= B log2 (1) = B 0 = 0
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Example
We can calculate the theoretical highest bit rate of a regular telephone line. A telephone line normally has a bandwidth of 3000 Hz (300 Hz to 3300 Hz). The signal-to-noise ratio is usually 3162. For this channel the capacity is calculated as
C = B log2 (1 + SNR) = 3000 log2 (1 + 3162) = 3000 log2 (3163)
C = 3000 11.62 = 34,860 bps
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Solution
First, we use the Shannon formula to find our upper limit.
C = B log2 (1 + SNR) = 106 log2 (1 + 63) = 106 log2 (64) = 6 Mbps
Then we use the Nyquist formula to find the
number of signal levels.
6 Mbps = 2 1 MHz log2L L = 8
Example
We have a channel with a 1 MHz bandwidth. The SNR for this channel is 63; what is the appropriate bit rate and signal level?
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