Monash University Handbooks 2008

FIT4014 - Digital communications software

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Not offered in 2008


Introduction to communication protocol engineering. The software implementation of communication protocols. Using finite state machines as a communications protocol specification and their software implementation. Software implementation of protocol data unit encoders and decoders. Using the Unix / C programming environment to manage buffer space, handle real-time communications protocol constraints and manage interrupts and polling of communications hardware.


Practical assignments: 70%. Examination: 30%.

Contact hours

4 x contact hrs/week



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