Computers in Communication by Gordon Brebner

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Over time, the value of the signal changes in discrete steps. An analogue signal has values drawn from a continuous range and, over time, the value of the signal varies over this range. 2 shows examples of these two types of signal viewed over a period of time. While ‘digital’ and ‘analogue’ are familiar terms in the computer world, two alternative terms are often used loosely in the computer communications world: baseband and broadband. The looseness of usage comes from the fact that these terms have precise meanings in the telecommunications world, referring to the way in which frequency bands are used.

This essentially involves switching the infra-red beam off and on to represent the two different bit values. For faster transmission rates, around 10 Mbits per second, analogue transmission has to be used, as for radio. Different waveforms are used to represent the different bit values. The main reliability issue involved in infra-red transmission is ensuring that the beam is not interrupted by a person or object standing in the way. This has the effect of causing the complete loss of a bit stream for the duration of the obstruction.

N-ISDN services are now offered in many countries. To allow use of N-ISDN when a remote computer supports it, and the normal telephone service otherwise, devices called hybrid modems are available. These allow a computer to use a single piece of equipment to interface with the telephone system, and to gain speed benefits from N-ISDN when possible. Unfortunately, because of the slow rate at which the details of N-ISDN were agreed, it had already become technically obsolete before a significant number of products had become available.

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