Broadband Communications & Networking

Course Length:



$1990 per person


This three-day course is designed for engineers and managers who are involved with broadband communications, networking, modems, voice, data, and video distribution and the infrastructure to provide high-speed communication to the home or office, and to provide ubiquitous coverage inside the residence or complex. This course provides an overall look at many types of distribution and networking that can be used in wireless systems today. This course also covers a wide variety of different modulation schemes and spread spectrum techniques to allow higher data rates and reduce jammer susceptibility.

What you will learn:

    • What is wireless telecommunication and types of services in use today?
    • What high-speed modems are used today and ways to enhance operation?
    • What methods are used for spread spectrum modems, multiple access, digital communication systems?
    • What are orthogonal signals and their use in wireless communication?
    • What are different ways to Network and the 7-layer communication model?
    • What is the “last mile” and methods of distribution of high speed digital communication for ubiquitous distribution to and through the home?

From this course you will gain an understanding of broadband wireless communications and networking systems for ubiquitous distribution of high-speed data.


Course Outline:

  1. Basic Telephone Fundamentals Local Loop, tip and ring, standard modems, digital modulation, Personal Communications Services PCS & Cellular, multiple access, GSM, ISM bands.
  2. High Speed Modems ADSL, ADSL lite/G.lite, ISDL, HDSL, HDSL2, SDSL, VDSL, ISDN, Cable modems, error correction using block and convolutional encoders, interleaving, DSLAM
  3. Digital Modulation Techniques BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK, 16QAM, FSK, MSK, GMSK, TDMA, FDMA, CDMA, OFDM, Spread Spectrum
  4. Orthogonal Signals Quadrature detection, Quadrature polarization, Costas Loop, Phasor Diagrams, Graham Schmidt Orthogonalizer, OFDM, COFDM, Inner product
  5. Networking LANs, WANs, Star, Bus, Ring, Ethernet, CSMA/CD, USB, 7-layer Comm. model.
  6. Communications using the Powerline Carrier PLC Telephone-powerline distribution, phase jumping, amplitude response
  7. Communications using the Phoneline, Home PNA Phoneline-PLC hybrid, phoneline-PLC-RF hybrid
  8. RF & Microwave Communications Link budget, FH, PSK, QAM, FEC, Multiple users, power control, near-far problems, antenna diversity, Spread spectrum, PN code, Network standards, IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth-802.15, Bluetooth classes, DGFSK, TDM/TDD, FH, packets, sliding correlator,piconets,HomeRF,FHSS, HIPERLAN, Error detection-CRC, OFDM, CCK
  9. “Last Mile” POTS, Coax, Fiber, hybrid fiber coax, Wireless, Terrestrial Communications, LMDS, MMDS, PTP, PMP, VoIP, CPE, NOC, NNE, NIU, Hubs, Satellite Communications.
  10. Satellite Communications Geostationary, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Eutelsat, ADPCM, PAMA, DAMA, DSI, DCME, VSAT, Cassegrain, Gregorian, Prime Focus, Equivalent Temp, G/T, link budget


If this course is not on the current schedule of open enrollment courses and you are interested in attending this or another course as an open enrollment, please contact us at (410)956-8805 or Please indicate the course name, number of students who wish to participate. and a preferred time frame. ATI typically schedules open enrollment courses with a 3-5 month lead time. For on-site pricing, you can use the request an on-site quote form, call us at (410)956-8805, or email us at


  • Scott R. Bullock, P.E., MSEE specializes in Wirelss Communications including Spread Spectrum Systems and Broadband Communication Systems for both government and commercial. He holds numerous patents in communications and published several articles in various trade magazines. He was active in establishing the data link standard for GPS SCAT-I landing systems and developed spread spectrum landing systems for the government. He is the author of two books, “Transceiver and System Design for Digital Communications” & “Broadband Communications and Home Networking”, Noble Publishing. He has published numerous technical articles, an adjunct professor at ITT and a guest lecturer for Polytechnic University on “Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum and Multiple Access Technologies.”

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