MCQs in Digital and Data Communication Networks Part I

Compiled MCQs in Digital and Data Communication Networks Part 1 of the series as one topic in Electronic System and Technologies (Communications Engineering) in the ECE Board Exam.

MCQs in Digital Communication Networks - Part I

This is the Multiples Choice Questions Part 1 of the Series in Digital and Data Communication Networks as one of the Communications Engineering topic. In Preparation for the ECE Board Exam make sure to expose yourself and familiarize in each and every questions compiled here taken from various sources including but not limited to past Board Examination Questions in Electronic System and Technologies, Communications Books, Journals and other Communications References.

Online Questions and Answers Topic Outline

  • MCQs in Bit and and Binary Transmission
  • MCQs in Signaling Rate
  • MCQs in Error Probability, Digital Filtering, Switching, Packet Circuit, Vertical Circuit
  • MCQs in Open systems Interconnection
  • MCQs in Multiplying, Modulation and Synchronization
  • MCQs in Pulse Code Modulation, Companding, Encoding, Bandwidth and Signal to Noise Ratio
  • MCQs in Delta Modulation, Slope Overload, Adaptive Delta Modulation, Codes and Protocol
  • MCQs in Error Detection and Correction, Digital Carrier systems
  • MCQs in Frequency Shift Keying, Phase Shift Keying, Differential Phase Shift keying
  • MCQs in DC nature of data transmission, loops, Neutral and Polar
  • MCQs in Binary transmission and the concept of time
  • MCQs in Asynchronous and Synchronous, timing, Distortion, Bits, band, WPM
  • MCQs in Data Interface standards, Data input/output devices
  • MCQs in Digital Transmission on analog channel, Modulation-demodulation schemes parameters
  • MCQs in Circuit conditioning, Modem Applications
  • MCQs in Serial and Parallel Transmission

MCQs in Digital and Data Communication Networks Series

Following is the list of multiple choice questions in this brand new series:

Digital and Data Communication Networks MCQs
PART 1: MCQs from Number 1 – 50                        Answer key: PART I
PART 2: MCQs from Number 51 – 100                   Answer key: PART II
PART 3: MCQs from Number 101 – 150                 Answer key: PART III
PART 4: MCQs from Number 151 – 200                 Answer key: PART IV
PART 5: MCQs from Number 201 – 250                 Answer key: PART V
PART 6: MCQs from Number 251 – 300                 Answer key: PART VI
PART 7: MCQs from Number 301 – 350                 Answer key: PART VII

Start Practice Exam Test Questions Part I of the Series

1. ASK, PSK, FSK, and QAM are examples of _________ encoding.

  • a. Digital-to-digital
  • b. Digital-to-analog
  • c. Analog-to –analog
  • d. Analog-to-digital

2. Unipolar, bipolar, and polar encoding are types of ___________ encoding.

  • a. Digital-to-digital
  • b. Digital-to-analog
  • c. Analog-to-analog
  • d. Analog-to-digital

3. PCM is an example of __________ encoding.

  • a. Digital-to-digital
  • b. Digital-to-analog
  • c. Analog-to –analog
  • d. Analog-to-digital

4. AM and FM are examples of ________ encoding.

  • a. Digital-to-digital
  • b. Digital-to-analog
  • c. Analog-to –analog
  • d. Analog-to-digital

5. In QAM, both phase and ________ of a carrier frequency are varied.

  • a. Amplitude
  • b. Frequency
  • c. Bit rate
  • d. Baud rate

6. Which of the following is most affected by noise?

  • a. PSK
  • b. ASK
  • c. FSK
  • d. QAM

7. If the frequency spectrum of a signal has a bandwidth of 500 Hz with the highest frequency at 600 Hz, what should be the sampling rate according to the Nyquist theorem?

  • a. 200 samples/sec
  • b. 500 samples/sec
  • c. 1000 samples/sec
  • d. 1200 samples/sec

8. If the baud rate is 400 for a 4-PSK, the bit rate is ______ bps.

  • a. 100
  • b. 400
  • c. 800
  • d. 1600

9. Determine the channel capacity of a 4 kHz channel with S/N = 10 dB.

  • a. 8.02 kbps
  • b. 4.17 kbps
  • c. 13.74 kbps
  • d. 26.58 kbps

10. If the bit rate for an ASK signal is 1200 bps, the baud rate is

  • a. 300
  • b. 400
  • c. 600
  • d. 1200

11. Which encoding method uses alternating positive and negative values for 1’s?

  • a. NRZ-I
  • b. RZ
  • c. Manchester
  • d. AMI

12. If the maximum value of a PCM signal is 31 and the minimum value is -31, how many bits were used for coding?

  • a. 4
  • b. 5
  • c. 6
  • d. 7

13. Deliberate violations of alternate mark inversion are used in which type of digital-to-digital encoding?

  • a. AMI
  • b. B8ZS
  • c. RZ
  • d. Manchester

14. RZ encoding involves _______ levels of signal amplitude.

  • a. 1
  • b. 3
  • c. 4
  • d. 5

15. If the transmission rate of a digital communication system of 10 Mbps modulation scheme used in 16-QAM, determined the bandwidth efficiency.

  • a. 16 bits/cycle
  • b. 4 bits/cycle
  • c. 8 bits/cycle
  • d. 2 bits/cycle

16. In _________ transmission, bits are transmitted simultaneously, each across its own channel .

  • a. Asynchronous serial
  • b. Synchronous serial
  • c. Parallel
  • d. A and B

17. Data are sent over pin ________ of the EIA-RS-232 interface.

  • a. 2
  • b. 3
  • c. 4
  • d. All of the above

18. In the EIA-RS-232 standard what does -12V on a data pin represent?

  • a. 1
  • b. 0
  • c. Undefined
  • d. Either 1 or 0 depending on the coding scheme

19. The majority of the pins f the EIA-RS-232 interface are used for _____ purpose.

  • a. Control
  • b. Timing
  • c. Data
  • d. Testing

20. X-21 uses a _____ connector.

  • a. DB-15
  • b. DB-25
  • c. DB37
  • d. DB-9

21. If you have two close, compatible DTEs that can communicate data that do not need to be modulated. A good interface would be ________.

  • a. A null modem
  • b. An EIA-RS-232 modem
  • c. A DB-45 connector
  • d. A transceiver

22. What is the object of trellis coding??

  • a. To narrow bandwidth
  • b. To simplify encoding
  • c. To increase data rate
  • d. To reduce the error rate

23. In trellis coding. The number of the data bits is _____ the number of transmitted bits.

  • a. Equal to
  • b. Less than
  • c. More than
  • d. Double that of

24. Which ITU-T modem uses trellis coding?

  • a. V.33
  • b. V.34
  • c. V.39
  • d. V.37

25. The signal between two modems is always

  • a. Digital
  • b. Analog
  • c. PSK
  • d. QAM

26. For digital communications, determine the signal to noise ratio in dB which would be required for an ideal channel with a bandwidth of 2500 Hz.

  • a. 5
  • b. 9.54 dB
  • c. 4.77 dB
  • d. 3.4

27. For a PCM system with a maximum decoded voltage at the receiver of ±2.55 V and minimum dynamic range of 46 dB, determine the maximum quantization error.

  • a. 5.0 V
  • b. 0.5 V
  • c. 0.005 V
  • d. 0.05 V

28. Determine the bandwidth efficiency for QPSK modulation scheme at a transmission rate of 10 Mbps.

  • a. 2 bits/cycle
  • b. 4 bits/cycle
  • c. 8 bits/cycle
  • d. 16 bits/cycle

29. A modulator converts a (an) ______ signal to a (an) __________ signal.

  • a. Digital, analog
  • b. Analog, digital
  • c. PSK, FSK
  • d. FSK, PSK

30. Which of the following modulation techniques are used by modems?

  • a. 16-QAM
  • b. FSK
  • c. 8-PSK
  • d. All of the above

31. A broadcast TV channel has a bandwidth of 6 MHz. Ignoring noise, calculate the maximum data rate that could be carried in a TV channel using a 16-level code and determine the minimum possible signal-to-noise ratio in dB for the calculated data rate.

  • a. 24 Mbps, 48 dB
  • b. 48 Mbps, 24 dB
  • c. 24 Mbps, 24 dB
  • d. 48 Mbps, 48 dB

32. Which of the following modems uses FSK modulation?

  • a. Bell 103
  • b. Bell 201
  • c. Bell 212
  • d. All of the above

33. A maximum length of 50 feet is specified in standard __________.

  • a. EIA-RS-449
  • b. EIA-RS-232
  • c. EIA-RS-423
  • d. RS-422

34. A cable range of 40 to _____ feet is possible according to the EIA-RS-449 standard.

  • a. 50
  • b. 400
  • c. 500
  • d. 4000

35. What is the bandwidth required to transmit at a rate of 10Mbits/sec in the presence of a 28 dB S/N ratio?

  • a. 107.5 kHz
  • b. 3.57 MHz
  • c. 357.14 kHz
  • d. 1.075 MHz

36. The maximum data rate for RS-442 is ________ times that of the maximum RS-423 data rate.

  • a. 0.1
  • b. 10
  • c. 100
  • d. 500

37. For an Ethernet bus that is 500 meters in length using a cable with a velocity factor of 0.66, and a communication rate of 10 Mb/s, calculate the total number of bits that would be sent by each station before it detects a collision, if both stations begin to transmit at the same time.

  • a. 25 bits
  • b. 30 bits
  • c. 19 bits
  • d. 41 bits

38. A ______ is a device that is a source of or a destination for binary digital data.

  • a. Data terminal equipment
  • b. Data transmission equipment
  • c. Digital terminal encoder
  • d. Data-circuit terminating equipment

39. An asynchronous communications system uses ASCII at 9600 bps with eight bits, one start bit, one stop bit and no parity bit. Express the data rate in words per minute. (Assume a word has five characters and one space).

  • a. 9600 wpm
  • b. 57600 wpm
  • c. 160 wpm
  • d. 11520 wpm

40. A telephone line has a bandwidth of 3.2 kHz and a signal-to-noise ratio of 34 dB. A signal is transmitted down this line using a four-level code. What is the maximum theoretical data rate ?

  • a. 12.8 kbps
  • b. 6.4 kbps
  • c. 36.144 kbps
  • d. 18.072 kbps

41. For a binary phase shift keying (BPSK) modulation with a carrier frequency of 80 MHz and an input bit rate of 10 Mbps. Determine the minimum Nyquist bandwidth.

  • a. 40 MHz
  • b. 10 MHz
  • c. 20 MHz
  • d. 50 MHz

42. The EIA standard specified in the EIA-232 standard is ______ volts.

  • a. Greater than -15
  • b. Less than -15
  • c. Between -3 and -15
  • d. Between 3 and 15

43. For a quaternary phase shift keying (QPSK) modulation, data with a carrier frequency of 70 MHz, and input bit rate of 10 Mbps, determine the minimum Nyquist bandwidth.

  • a. 10 MHz
  • b. 5 MHz
  • c. 20 MHz
  • d. 40 MHz

44. 12 voice channels are sampled at 8000 sampling rate and encoded into 8-bit PCM word. Determine the rate of the data stream.

  • a. 768 kbps
  • b. 12 kbps
  • c. 12.8 kbps
  • d. 46.08 kbps

45. The encoding method specified in the EIA-232 standard is _________.

  • a. NRZ-I
  • b. NRZ-L
  • c. Manchester
  • d. Differential Manchester

46. A binary digital signal is to be transmitted at 10 Kbits/s , what absolute minimum bandwidth is required to pass the fastest information change undistorted?

  • a. 5 kHz
  • b. 10 kHz
  • c. 20 kHz
  • d. 2.5 kHz

497. A coherent binary phase shift keyed (BPSK) transmitter operates at a bit rate of Mbps with a carrier to noise ratio C/N of 8.8 dB. Find Eb/No.

  • a. 8.8 dB
  • b. 16.16 dB
  • c. 21.81 dB
  • d. 18.8 dB

48. The EIA-RS-232 interface has _______ pins.

  • a. 20
  • b. 36
  • c. 25
  • d. 19

49. The EIA-RS-232 standard defines _________ characteristics of the DTE-DCE interface.

  • a. Mechanical
  • b. Electrical
  • c. Function
  • d. All of the above

50. For sample rate of 30 kHz in a PCM system, determine the maximum analog input frequency .

  • a. 30 kHz
  • b. 15 kHz
  • c. 60 kHz
  • d. 45 kHz.

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