Communications Network Test and Measurement Handbook

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-08-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

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As digital communications networks grow in use and size throughout the world, the need for accurate, reliable test and measurement procedures has increased tremendously. This unique handbook provides the only comprehensive coverage of all the methodologies, data, and reference material necessary to master network instrumentation. In this single encyclopedic resource, engineers will discover how to apply all the test, measurement, and monitoring tools critical to network performance. The success of this richly illustrated handbook is further assured by its authorship--Clyde Coombs is the preeminent editor of electronics handbooks, with a 30 year track record of best sellers.

Author Biography

Clyde F. Coombs, Jr. is the Editor In Chief of the popular Electronics Instrument Handbook and has been editing best selling books on various electronic and reliability topics since 1997. Recently retired after 30 years in various management and engineering positions at Hewlett-Packard, he has also published four editions of the Printed Circuits Handbook, and two editions of the Reliability Engineering and Management Handbook. Both books are also published by McGraw-Hill Catherine A. Coombs holds degrees from Stanford and Cornell Universities. She was a major contributor to the book Introduction to Telecommunication and Networking, published by Simon and Schuster.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction Network Technologies and Performance.Part II: lNetwork Test and Measurement.Introduction to Telecommunications Network Measurements.Conformance and Interoperability Testing.Part III: Wide Area Networks.PDH Networks: Principles of Digital Transmission.Frame Relay.Integrated Services Digital Network.Broadband communications and Asynchronous Transfer Mode.ATM Testing; Deployment of ATM-Based Services.ATM Layer Testing.An Introduction to Synchronous Signals and Netowkrs.Part IV: Local Area Networks.Private Network Technologies. Private Networks Performance Testing.Network Interconnection Technologies and Testing.Part V: Cellular Networks.Cellular Measurement Strategies.Cellular Measurement Descriptions.Cellular Network Life Cycle Testing.Part VI: Basic Telecommunication Technologies.Fiber Optic elements.Timing and Delay Jitter.Protocol Analysis.Part VII: Network Test Instrumentation.Analog Measurement Instrumentation.Bit Error Rate Measurement and Error Performance Analysis.Protocol Analyzers.Optical Element Testers.distributed Network Monitoring.SDH and SONET Analyzers.Signaling System 7 (SS7) Testing.Part VIII: Network Management.Local Area Network Management and PErformance Monitoring.SS7 Signaling Monitoring Systems.Glossary.Index. Measurements in Digital Communications.Digital Communications Test and Measurement Instruments.Network Test and Measurement Systems.

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