*A practical engineer’s reference that puts the key information at your fingertips
*Covers essential data, techniques and working practice
*This update covers the latest international regulations
Newnes Data Communications Pocket Book is a remarkable toolkit for engineers, IT professionals, managers and students. The wide ranging coverage is focused firmly on day-to-day information needs, comprising the data, formulae and fundamentals that professionals and students really need to hand in work situations.
The scope of this book encompasses networking, on-line services, fibre optics, network protocols, data compression, and the standards that govern these technologies. The new edition has been fully updated to include new material on USB, Firewire, IP version 6, ISDN, ADSL / HDSL, PC video standards and video on demand. The section on LANs has been rewritten with new sections on Cisco, connecting LANs to WANs, and wireless LAN technologies including Bluetooth. There is also a greatly increased emphasis on security, access and administration issues.
Despite the complexity of the subject, this wealth of information is presented succinctly and in such a way, using tables, diagrams and brief explanatory text, as to allow the user to locate information quickly and easily. Thus the book should be invaluable to those involved with the installation, commissioning and maintenance of data communications equipment, as well as the end user.
About the Author
Steve Winder specializes in designing circuits for telecommunications applications, but has experience in a number of fields. As the current European Applications Engineer for Supertex Inc. Steve works alongside design engineers throughout Europe to design circuits using components made by Supertex, a U.S. based manufacturer of high voltage MOSFETs, CMOS integrated circuits and ASICs. Prior to joining Supertex, Steve was for many years a team leader for a group of analogue and digital design engineers at British Telecom's research and development laboratories, now known as Adastral Park, based near Ipswich, UK. Here, Steve applied his analytical skills to many technical areas but specialized in wideband analogue and digital transmission systems using copper pairs and optical fibre. In this role, Steve's strength was in radio frequency design, low-power design, low-noise design and systems engineering.
Mike Tooley is a technical author and consultant. He was formerly Vice Principal at Brooklands College in Surrey, England, where he was responsible for the delivery of learning to over 10,000 Further and Higher Education students increasingly by flexible, open and on-line distance learning. Mike is the well-known author of several popular engineering and related text books, including widely adopted course texts for BTEC, GCE A-level and GCSE qualifications in Engineering. Mike's hobbies include astronomy, amateur radio, aviation, computing and electronic circuit design and construction.