PS1 - system 4 Describe what is meant by a synchronous...

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Course ECSE-322 Computer Engineering Problem Set 1 September 3, 2010 1. Name 5 components (capabilities) that should be present in any information processing system 2. In a simple communications system, describe how the reliable transmission of information can take place. 3. What is the difference between an “open-loop” and a “closed-loop” communications
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Unformatted text preview: system? 4. Describe what is meant by a synchronous system and give an example of such a system that you use every day. 5. Explain why an asynchronous system is inherently slower than a synchronous system. What is meant by “overhead”?...
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