"Demystifying ATM/ADSL" reduces the technical complexity of two emerging and related communications technologies to an understandable level for the non-communications professional. ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) and ADSL (digital signal line) technologies are presented in an introductory level to demystify these complex communications topics. While ATM and ADSL are given an in-depth treatment including detailed analysis of their components and inter-relationships, the technical concepts are presented using elementary engineering principles. "Demystifying ATM/ADSL" is ideally targeted for business managers, telecommunications technicians, and individuals in marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, and support functions of telecommunications companies who need a fundamental grounding in ATM and ADSL. The accompanying CD includes ATM training software.
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What are ATM and ADSL?
Basic Communication Technology
Transmission and Switching Systems
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64 Kbps ADSL modem analog modem analog signal applications ATM Adaptation Layer ATM and ADSL ATM cells ATM connection ATM Forum ATM layer ATM network ATM service ATM switch audio bandwidth bit rate bit stream Broadband bytes called carrier Cell Rate circuit communication systems Connectionless customer premises data rates defined digital data digital signal encoding entities equipment Ethernet fiber Figure Frame Relay frequency functions Identifier interface Internet Interworking ISDN ITU-T maximum Mbps multimedia multiplexing Network Management OSI model packet parameter peer group Physical Layer PNNI PNNI routing port protocol PSTN RM-cells Server service provider source to destination specific speed SVCs telephone tion topology traffic traffic shaping transmission path transmission systems transmit transport twisted pair Type typical VBR-nrt VDSL Virtual Channel Virtual Channel Identifier Virtual Path Virtual Path Identifier voice