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Course Detail

Course Name Multimedia Communication Standards
Course Code 15ECE352
Program B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to multimedia communications – Multimedia representation – Digitization principles – Text – Audio and video content representation. Text and image compression: Introduction – compression principles text compression – Image compression – Audio and Video compression.

Unit 2

Standards of multimedia communication-introduction – reference models – Interpersonal andinteractice standards – Standard entertainment applications. Internet – Introduction – IP diagram – Fragmentationand reassembly – HRP – RAR message format and transmission – Routing algorithm – ICMP – QOS support – PPP link layer protocol – IPv6 – IPv6/IPv4 interoperability.

Unit 3

Broadband ATM networks – Cell format and switching principles – Switch architecture and protocol architectures – ATM’s LAN – MAN and WIDE area network. Entertainment networks and high speed modem: Cable TV network – Satellite TV network and Terrestrial TV network. Internet applications – High speed PSTN access technologies. Internet applications and world wide web.

Text Books

  1. Fred Halsall, “Multimedia communications, Applications, Networks, Protocols and Standards” Pearson education, 2009 reprint.


  1. Morris Mano, “Introduction to Data Communications and networking”, First Edition, Pearson Education, 2006.
  2. S.Kesav, “An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking: ATM Networks, the Internet, and the Telephone Network”, First edition, Pearson education Indian print
  3. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  4. ACM transaction on multimedia computing.

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