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Intelligent Networks

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This textbook offers an insightful study of the intelligent Internet-driven revolutionary and fundamental forces at work in society. Readers will have access to tools and techniques to mentor and monitor these forces rather than be driven by changes in Internet technology and flow of money. These submerged social and human forces form a powerful synergistic foursome web of (a) processor technology, (b) evolving wireless networks of the next generation, (c) the intelligent Internet, and (d) the motivation that drives individuals and corporations. In unison, the technological forces can tear human lives apart for the passive or provide a cohesive set of opportunities for the knowledgeable to lead and reap the rewards in the evolved knowledge society.

The book also provides in-depth coverage of the functions embedded in modern processors and intelligent communication networks. It focuses on the convergence of the design of modern processor technologies with the switching and routing methodologies of global intelligent networks. Most of the concepts that are generic to the design of terra-flop parallel processors and the terra-bit fiber-optic networks are presented. This book also highlights recent developments in computer and processor technologies into the microscopic and macroscopic medical functions in hospitals and medical centers.



  • Examination of the latest technologies and innovations presented from academic and industrial perspectives of the concurrent dynamic changes in computer and communication industries
  • An up-to-date and coherent perspective of the developments in the wireless and fiber optic network technologies based on the experience and developments in the older copper, cable and hybrid fiber-coaxial communication systems
  • Provides a set of novel concepts and methodologies for the innovators in industry

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
    1. Current Technological Foundation
  6. About the Author
  7. About the Book
  8. Part 1: Current Technological Foundation
    1. Current Technological Foundation
    2. 1. Information and Knowledge Revolution
      1. 1.1 Introduction
      2. 1.2 Silicon and Pentium in Processors
      3. 1.3 Silica and Erbium in Networks
      4. 1.4 Impact of Computer Systems
      5. 1.5 Impact of Networks
      6. 1.6 OSI Standards and ATM Technology
      7. 1.7 Conclusions
      8. References
    3. 2. Processor Revolution(s)
      1. 2.1 Introduction
      2. 2.2 Earlier Processor Designs
      3. 2.3 Input/Output Processors
      4. 2.4 Display/Graphics Processor Units
      5. 2.5 NPUs and Array Processors
      6. 2.6 Digital Signal Processors
      7. 2.7 Recent Processors
      8. 2.8 Digital Object-Processing Environments
      9. 2.9 Object Processor Units
      10. 2.10 Knowledge Processor Units
      11. 2.11 The Microknowledge Processor Unit
      12. 2.12 Micromedical Processing
      13. 2.13 Conclusions
      14. References
    4. 3. Services Networks Explosion
      1. 3.1 Introduction
      2. 3.2 Switching Systems in Services Networks
      3. 3.3 The Role of Signaling Systems
      4. 3.4 Protocol and Interfaces
      5. 3.5 OSI and ATM
      6. 3.6 TCS Functions
      7. 3.7 ATM as a Global Standard
      8. 3.8 Conclusions
      9. References
  9. Part 2: Intelligent Network Environments
    1. Intelligent Network Environments
    2. 4. Transmission Media in Networks
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 Traditional Copper Media
      3. 4.3 TV-Cable Media
      4. 4.4 CATV Signal Quality
      5. 4.5 Digital Capabilities of CATV Systems
      6. 4.6 Hybrid Fiber Coax Systems
      7. 4.7 Networks of the Future
      8. 4.8 Conclusions
      9. References
    3. 5. Optical Fiber in Modern Networks
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 Properties of Silica Glass Fiber Material
      3. 5.3 Single-Mode Fiber
      4. 5.4 Multimode Fiber
      5. 5.5 Effect of Larger Core Diameter
      6. 5.6 From Glass to Plastic
      7. 5.7 Conclusions
      8. References
    4. 6. Wireless Networks
      1. 6.1 Introduction
      2. 6.2 Wireless Technology from Older Networks
      3. 6.3 Modes of Operation in Older Technologies
      4. 6.4 American Perspective (Older Technologies)
      5. 6.5 European Perspective (Older Technologies)
      6. 6.6 Other Perspectives from Older Networks
      7. 6.7 Technological Perspective
      8. 6.8 Wireless Technologies in Other Networks
      9. 6.9 Techniques and Models
      10. 6.10 Integrated Technologies and Intelligent Platforms
      11. 6.11 Conclusions
      12. References
    5. 7. NGMNs, 3G, and 4G Networks
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 Objectives
      3. 7.3 Configurations
      4. 7.4 Five-Layer TCP/IP Reference Model
      5. 7.5 Evolving NGMN Capacity and Configurations
      6. 7.6 The Ongoing Evolution
      7. 7.7 Conclusions
      8. Appendix 7.A List of Acronyms
      9. References
      10. Additional References for NGMN
  10. Part 3: Intelligent Medical Environments
    1. Intelligent Medical Environments
    2. 8. Evolution and Developments of Modern Intelligent Networks
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 What Are INs?
      3. 8.3 Events Leading up to INS in the United States
      4. 8.4 The Evolved SS7
      5. 8.5 Global INs
      6. 8.6 Switching in Toll Environments
      7. 8.7 AT&T’s Role in Evolution of INs
      8. 8.8 The Role of Bellcore in Evolution of INs
      9. 8.9 Overview of Public Domain INS
      10. 8.10 Conclusions
      11. References
    3. 9. Intelligent Medical Networks and Machines
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 Design Constructs of an MM
      3. 9.3 Medical Processors
      4. 9.4 Evolution of Medical KBs
      5. 9.5 Design Variations of the MPU
      6. 9.6 Microprogramming in Medical Field
      7. 9.7 Conclusions
      8. References
    4. 10. Medical Machines
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Requirements of MMs
      3. 10.3 Medical Computers and MMs
      4. 10.4 Knowledge-Based Medical Facilities
      5. 10.5 Communication of Medical Information
      6. 10.6 Network Configurations Based on INs
      7. 10.7 Alternate Architectures
      8. 10.8 Medical Applications of Supercomputers
      9. 10.9 Other Medical Systems
      10. 10.10 Intelligent Medical Environments
      11. 10.11 Conclusions
      12. References
    5. 11. MPUs for Medical Networks
      1. 11.1 Introduction
      2. 11.2 History and Background of MPUs
      3. 11.3 Medical Knowledge Bases
      4. 11.4 Processor Designs
      5. 11.5 Knowledge Processor Units
      6. 11.6 Design of Medical Processors
      7. 11.7 Conclusions
      8. References
    6. 12. Procedure-Based Medical Machines
      1. 12.1 Introduction
      2. 12.2 Customized MW Layer
      3. 12.3 The Medical Component
      4. 12.4 The Machine Component of Medical Machines
      5. 12.5 Comparison of the Software Arrangements
      6. 12.6 Conclusions
      7. References
  11. List of Abbreviations
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