CS447/CS642 Homework Set 1 Winter 2001

Due: Tuesday, January 9

  1. An 8mm digital tape holds 7 GB (gigabytes). A vehicle carrying a package of 3 digital tapes is traveling a 18 km/hr. For what range of distances does this vehicle's data rate exceed the typical ATM speed of 155 Mbps (megabits per second)?

  2. What is the maximum date rate of a binary signal traveling over a 3 kHz channel with 20 dB signal to noise ratio?

  3. A cable company enters the telephone business using a 10 Gbps fiber optic cable. Assuming that each telephone conversation is digitized into an 8-bit sample every 125 µsecs, how many simultaneous telephone conversations can the cable carry?

  4. Give the Manchester Encoding for 0001110101.

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