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First Semester - 1st:

Regulation 2013 Papers:

Computer Programming - GE6151
Technical English I - HS6151
Engineering Graphics - GE6152
Engineering Physics I - PH6151
    Regulation 2008\2010 Papers:
      Engineering Physics I - PH2111
      Fundamentals of Computers and Programming - GE2112
      Technical English I - HS2111
      Engineering Graphics GE2111
      Second Semester - 2nd:

      Regulation 2013 Papers:

      Mathematics II - MA6251
      Digital Principle And System Design - CS6201
      Programming And Data Structures I - CS6202
      Circuit Theory - EE6201
      Electronic Devices - EC6201
      Basic Civil And Mechanical Engineering - GE 6251
      Technical English II - HS6251
      Engineering Physics II - PH6251
      Engineering Chemistry II - CY6251
      Engineering Mechanics - GE6253
          Regulation 2008\2010 Papers:

          Technical English II - HS2161
          Engineering Mechanics - ME2151
          Engineering Physics II - PH2161
          Engineering chemistry II - CH2161
          Circuit Theory - EE2151
          Electric Circuits and Electron Devices - EC2151
          Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering - GE2151
          Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering - GE2152
          First Semester - 1st:


          2. MA6151 Mathematics - I 3 1 0 4
          3. PH6151 Engineering Physics - I 3 0 0 3
          4. CY6151 Engineering Chemistry - I 3 0 0 3

          6. GE6152 Engineering Graphics 2 0 3 4

            Embedded Systems 2nd june2012 AP9224

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            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012.
            Second semester
            Applied Electronics
            AP 9224/248207/AP 924/10244 AE 204 —EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
            (Common to M.E., Computer and Communication, M.E., Communication Systems,
            And M.E. VLSI Design)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A— (10 × 2 = 20 marks)

            1. What are the characteristics of embedded computing applications?
            2. Discriminate between structural description and behavioural description of embedded system products.
            3. What is a bus? What difference you make out between SHARC and ARM bus?
            4. What is meant by parallelism with instructions?
            5. Is Microcontroller based design or Microprocessor based design preferred for evolving embedded computing applications? Justify your choice.
            6. List out two advantages of CAN bus.
            7. What is the scope of deadline issues in the design life cycle of embedded computing applications?
            8. What is scheduling and what is its significance with the embedded computing applications?
            9. Why is Quality assurance a significant parameter in the embedded design life cycle?
            10. Personal Digital Assistance applications out number these days. What is the role of ASIC revolution for the design of PDA? Comment on it.

            PART B— (5 × 16 = 80 marks)

            11. (a) Name one system design methodology for embedded computation application starting from survey of consumer requirements, specification transformation, design, development, testing, market and maintenance covering the complete design life cycle. Taking Ink jet printer or Telephone PBX as a produce.
            Or
            (b) How to partition hardware and software functionalities of an integrated product with respect to the design part of hardware and software?

            12. (a) Explain the clock driven approach and priority driven approach in designing and testing the real time characteristics of embedded systems. What are the issues in handling timing constraints?
            Or
            (b) How is scheduling managed for dynamic and static embedded applications? What is the impact of off-scheduling and on-scheduling in dynamic and static embedded
            applications?

            13. (a) Explain in detail the networks for embedded systems and link supports with respect to performance, speed and coverage.
            Or
            (b) How do allocation and scheduling simplify the communication among networks or within a node itself? Discuss how well a hardware platform design support the
            communication.

            14. (a) How is memory organized in SHARC processor for embedded application? What features of the processor are more suitable to solving real world problems? How is parallelism made possible?
            Or
            b) Explain the interface scheme for microprocessor based embedded computing development. Illustrate a live example explaining the several phases of coding with
            debugging.

            15. (a) What is the significance of an ARM processor supporting the embedded applications? Explain how the memory is organized and managed in that processor.
            Or
            (b) Explain the need for description in system design. Discuss the various challenges to be met out in embedded computing system design illustrating a case study.

            Advanced Digital Signal Processing 1st AM11 AP9211

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            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, APRIL/MAY 2011
            First semester
            Applied Electronics
            AP9211-ADVANCED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
            (Common to M.E Communication Systems and M.E. Computer and Communication)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A—(10 × 2 = 20 marks)

            1. State Parseval’s theorem.
            2. State two properties of autocorrelation.
            3. What are the demerits of the periodogram?
            4. Define bias and consistency.
            5. Name any one application of the AR model.
            6. What is a whitening filter?
            7. What are the advantages of FIR adaptive filters?
            8. What are the principles of LMS algorithm?
            9. Name two applications of multirate sampling.
            10. Define discrete wavelet transform.

            PART B—(5 × 16 = 80 marks)

            11. (a) State and prove Wiener Khinchine theorem.
            Or
            (b) Obtain the filter to generate a random process with a power spectrum.
            (Px(e pow (iw))=(5+4 cos 2w)/(10+6 cos w) from white noise.

            12. (a) (i) Explain how power spectrum can be estimated from the AR model. (8)
            (ii) Discuss the Welch method of Periodogram averaging. (8)
            Or
            (b) Discuss the Blackman-Tukey method.

            13. (a) Derive Wiener Hopf equations.
            Or
            (b) Explain the Prony’s method of solving the normal equations.

            14. (a) Discuss adaptive noise cancellation using LMS algorithm.
            Or
            (b) Explain normalized LMS algorithm.

            15. (a) Discuss sampling rate conversion by a rational factor.
            Or
            (b) Discuss how speech compression can be achieved using sub-band coding.

            Digital Control Engineering 2nd June2012 AP9223

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            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012.
            Second semester
            Applied Electronics
            AP9223/248206/AP 923/10244 AE 203—DIGITAL CONTROL ENGINEERING
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A— (10 × 2 = 20 marks)

            1. What is the effect of a derivative controller on peak overshoot of a second order undamped system?
            2. List the advantages of PID controller.
            3. What is alaising?
            4. State the effects of adding zeros to a system.
            5. List any two properties of z-transform.
            6. Define state variable.
            7. Draw the basic structure of digital control system.
            8. What is peak overshoot?
            9. List some applications of digital control system.
            10. What is data acquisition?

            PART B— (5 × 16 = 80 marks)

            11. (a) Discuss with block diagram PI, PD and PID controllers on transient response of a second order system.
            Or
            (b)(i) Consider the system with G(s) = 10-4 /(s2-1.21) and H(s) = 1. Design a proportional plus derivative controller Gc(s)=kp(I+kds) such that the damping ration is 0.7 and the undamped natural frequency is 0.5 rad/sec for the closed loop system. (12)
            (ii) Explain the need for controllers. (4)

            12. (a) (i) Describe the operation of zero-order and first-order hold with necessary expression. (8)
            (ii) Draw the diagram of sampler and Zero-order hold and drive the transfer function.(8)
            Or
            (b) (i) Explain the factors limiting the choice of sampling rate. (6)
            (ii) Define sampling theorem. Explain the frequency domain considerations in sampling and reconstruction. (10)

            13. (a) Obtaining the state variable model for the transfer function using first comparison and second Also draw the state diagram.
            G(s) = (s+3)/(s3+9s2+24s+20)
            Or
            (b)(i) Explain the procedure, necessary conditions and sufficient conditions for Jury’s stability test. (8)
            (ii) Determine the pulse transfer function of linear discrete-time system in z-domain.(8)

            14. (a) The closed loop transfer function of a unity feedback digital control system is Y(z)/R(z) = (z+0.5)/3(z2-z+0.5); T= 1 sec.
            Find the open loop transfer function Gh0G(z). Construct the Bode the Bode diagram for GhoG(w) on w-plane.
            Determine gain margin, phase margin, resonant peak and bandwidth of the system.
            Or
            (b) Write short notes on:
            (i) Discrete integrator (8)
            (ii) Discrete differentiator. (8)

            15. (a) With neat block diagram explain the interfacing of stepping motor drive circuits with microcontroller.
            Or
            (b)(i) Derive the expression for PID control algorithm. (8)
            (ii) Explain the interface for temperature feedback with microprocessor. (8)

            EHV Power Transmission Jan2012 PS9261

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            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JANUARY 2012.
            Elective
            Power System Engineering
            PS9261/23607/10233 PSE 21 - EHV POWER TRANSMISSION
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A— (10 × 2 = 20 marks)

            1. Write the formula for power handling capacity of a signal circuit transmission line.
            2. Define the term ‘Galloping’.
            3. Write the two components to the flux linkage of inductance of two conductors.
            4. What are the characteristics of wave propagation on the phase conductance?
            5. Write the formula for geometric mean radius of the bundle conductor.
            6. Write the two assumptions to make the calculations for voltage gradient on the surface of the sub-conductor.
            7. Draw the audible noise frequency spectra from AC and DC transmission line.
            8. List the two types of corona discharge from transmission line conductors.
            9. Write the effects of electrostatic field on animals in two lines.
            10. Write the usual hazards to workman experiencing shock by electromagnetic inductance.

            PART B— (5 × 16 = 80 marks)

            11. (a) (i) Explain the power handling capacity and line loss of AC transmission lines.
            (ii) Write briefly about average values of the line parameters.
            Or
            (b) (i) Discuss the cost of transmission line and equipment in detail.
            (ii) Write a detailed technical note on ‘Aeolian vibration’.

            12. (a) List the generalized constant for EHV AC line. Explain how they are obtained for a typical EHV AC line.
            Or
            (b) Explain in detail about the sequence inductance and capacitance in detail.

            13. (a) What is the importance of studying surface voltage gradient for designing a EHV transmission systems? Explain.
            Or
            (b) Develop an expression of distribution of voltage gradient on sub-conductors of bundle.
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            14. (a) (i) Explain I2R loss and corona loss in detail.
            (ii) Illustrate with the aid of noise frequency spectra, the generation of audible
            noise due to Corona on EHV line.
            Or
            (b) (i) write day-night equivalent noise level in detail.
            (ii) Discuss corona pulse generation and properties with the help of a diagram.
            15. (a) Illustrate the effect of high electro static field on humans, animals and plants in
            detail.
            Or
            (b) Write a detailed note on the following:
            (i) Measurement of electrostatic field and
            (ii) Electro magnetic interference.

            Analysis And Design of Analog integrated Circuits 2nd June2012 AP9221

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            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012.
            Second semester
            Applied Electronics
            AP 9221/248204/AP 921/10244 AE 201— ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
            (Common to M.E. VLSI Design)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A— (10 × 2 = 20 marks)

            1. Compare long channel and short channel MOS transistors.
            2. State the effect of substrate voltage on MOS device characteristics.
            3. Define sensitivity factor Svdd vref
            4. Draw the circuit schematic of a source follower with current mirror load.
            5. Define slew rate and state its significance.
            6. What are the various types of noises that affect the performance of operational amplifier?
            7. Name the applications and the conditions for each application of Gilbert cell multiplier.
            8. Give any two application of PLL.
            9. What are the advantages of folded cascade configuration?
            10. State the effect of channel length modulation on the current mirror ratio.

            PART B— (5 × 16 = 80 marks)

            11. (a) (i) Derive the small signal low frequency model for a MOS transistor operating in the ohmic region with Q point IDQ,VasQ, VDSQ and VBSQ. (10)
            (ii) What does this reduce to when VDSQ = OV? (6)
            Or
            (b) (i) Explain the various second order effects of MOS transistors. (8)
            (ii) From basic principles obtain the Id – V ps relationship in MOS transistors.(8)

            12. (a) (i) Discuss the operation of Band gap voltage reference circuit. Show that it is temperature insensitive voltage reference. (10)
            (ii) Explain operational amplifier noise model. (6)
            Or
            (b) Draw the schematic of FET differential amplifier with active load and explain the effect of mismatch of gm and Rd on the gain of differential amplifier.

            13. (a) Analyse the operational amplifier circuit in terms of slew rate model and high frequency response.
            Or
            (b) Explain the frequency response characteristics of any one multistage amplifier with relevant expression.

            14. (a) Discuss the noise models of the various integrated circuit components.
            Or
            (b) Draw a four Quadrant Multiplier circuit using Gilbert cell and discuss.

            15. (a) (i) With schematic and expressions compare cascade, Wilson and widlar current sources. (8)
            (ii) Draw the circuit of MOS folded cascode operational amplifier and explain. (8)
            Or
            (b) (i) Discuss the schematic and characteristics of telescopic operational amplifier. (8)
            (ii) Explain any one type of o/p stage of op amp. (8)

            Mcro Electro Mechanical Systems ND10 PD9251

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            Reg. No. :
            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010
            Elective
            Product Design and Development
            PD9251 - MICRO ELECTRO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)

            1. Why is semiconductor preferred as substrate material in MEMS?
            2. Distinguish between wet and dry etching.
            3. State the need for packaging the chips.
            4. List out different stacked die configurations.
            5. Briefly explain the principle of operation of electrostatic scratch drive actuator used in MEMS devices.
            6. Differentiate System level modeling from Finite element modeling.
            7. How is the pressure converted into electrical signal in pressure sensor?
            8. Explain Archimedes principle.
            9. List out varies types of accelerometer used in MEMS technology.
            10. What is the principle of magnetic head type torque sensor?

            PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)

            11. (a) (i) Enumerate various substrate and additive materials used in MEMS. (10)
            (ii) Describe various steps in surface micro machining with neat sketches. (6)
            Or
            (b) (i) Describe various steps in LIGA process with a neat block diagram.(10)
            (ii) Explain various deposition methods used in micro fabrication and explain any one. (6)

            12. (a) (i) Describe various methods of die-attachment with neat sketches. (10)
            (ii) Describe the requirements of MEMS mechanical sensor packaging.(6)
            Or
            (b) (i) Discuss the salient features of standard IC packages. (10)
            (ii) List out various methods of electrical interconnects used in MEMS. Describe any two. (6)

            13. (a) List out various actuation methods used in MEMS. Describe the principles of any two methods with neat sketches.
            Or
            (b) Write short notes on the following :
            (i) Capacitive displacement technique (6)
            (ii) Smart sensors (5)
            (iii) MEMS simulation tools. (5)

            14. (a) Explain the physics and dynamics of pressure sensing with neat sketches.
            Or
            (b) Write short notes on the following :
            (i) Pressure sensor specifications. (8)
            (ii) Micro-machined silicon diaphragms. (8)

            15. (a) Enumerate the working principle of Atomic force microscope and scanning probes with neat sketches.
            Or
            (b) (i) Describe with a neat schematic diagram principle of variable gap capacitor force sensor. (8)
            (ii) Discuss the principle of micro machined gyroscope with neat sketch.(8)

            Industrial Robotics And Experts Systems Jan2012 ED9258

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            ME. DEGREE EXAMINATION JANUARY 2012
            Elective
            Engineering Design
            ED9258: INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS AND EXPERT SYSTEMS
            Common to M.E. Computer Aided Design)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A – (10 X 2 = 20 marks)

            1. State the law of robotics.
            2. Distinguish between forward and reverse kinematics.
            3. What is the effect of acceleration on torque of drives in robot?
            4. What is stripping device?
            5. What are the desirable features of a sensor?
            6. Define: Morphology.
            7. What is robot’s tracking window?
            8. Name the three occasions when humans are close to the machine to be exposed to danger.
            9. Define: Joint & Straight line interpolation.
            10. What are the types of knowledge required for problem representation in AI?

            PART B — (5 X 16=80 marks)

            11. a) (i) With suitable illustrations, describe the basic motions of robot. (8)
            (ii) How can robots be controlled? Explain briefly. (8)
            OR
            (b) (1) Describe the computation of kinematic parameters using DH algorithm. (8)
            (ii) Explain the steps involved in trajectory planning. (8)

            12. (a) With suitable sketches, explain the operation of motor which provides the output in the form of discrete angular motion increments.
            Or
            (b) (i) Discuss on the applications of ―tools‖ as robots end effectors. (8)
            (ii) List and explain the factors to be considered in the selection and design of grippers. (8)

            13. (a) (i) Describe with neat sketches the principle of working of wrist sensors. (10)
            (ii) How are the Joint forces sensed by sensors? Explain. (6)
            OR
            b) (i) Describe in detail about the image process analysis. (8)
            (ii) Explain briefly the machine vision applications by industry. (8)

            14. (a) (i) With suitable example, explain the various arrangements of robot work cells. (10)
            (ii) Describe three important situations of operator interface in work cell control. (6)
            OR
            (b) (i) What are the ten elements in RTM and explain the four major groups in detail. (10)
            (ii) Write short notes on APAS. (6)

            15. (a) (i) Describe the ways to record the robot’s desired motion path into the controller memory. (10)
            (ii) Explain the goals of Al research. (6)
            Or
            ( b) Describe three different search techniques in Artificial intelligence.

            CAD for VLSI Circuits 2nd June2012 VL9221

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            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012
            Second Semester
            VLSI Design
            VL9221/252204/VL 921—CAD FOR VLSI CIRCUITS
            (Common to M.E. Applied Electronics)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)

            1. List out the general-purpose integrated circuits.
            2. Define integer linear programming.
            3. What is the job of symbolic layout editor?
            4. What does the partitioning problem deal with?
            5. Formulate the sizing algorithm for slicing floor plans.
            6. List the parameters characterizing the local routing problem.
            7. Compare static partitioning and dynamic partitioning.
            8. Write the problem definition for two level logic synthesis.
            9. Write the demerit and ASAP scheduling.
            10. Define supervertices.

            PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)

            11. (a) (i) Explain the design domains to describe the VLSI design process. (8)
            (ii) What are the ways of checking the correctness of an IC without actually fabricating it? (8)
            Or
            (b) (i) Explain a suitable data structure to represent a graph. (8)
            (ii) Write the Prim’s algorithm for minimum spanning trees. (8)

            12. (a) (i) With diagram explain the minimum distance design rules. (8)
            (ii) List the types of placement problem and explain. (8)
            Or
            (b) Write the algorithms for constraint-graph compaction. (16)

            13. (a) Describe the concepts of floorplanning. (16)
            Or
            (b) Write the algorithms used for channel routing. (16)

            14. (a) Explain the various issues related to gate-level simulation. (16)
            Or
            (b) Explain the principle, construction and manipulation of ROBDD. (16)

            15. (a) With suitable diagrams explain the types of data flow. (16)
            Or
            (b) Explain the optimization issues and formulation of assignment problem. (16)

            Computer Networks And Management June2012 CS9213

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            M.E/M.Tech DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2010
            First Semester
            Computer Science and Engineering
            CS9213 - COMPUTER NETWORKS AND MANAGEMENT
            (Common to M.E. Software Engineering and M.Tech - Information Technology)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            Part A — (10 x 2 = 20 Marks)

            1. How does ATM achieve high speed switching?
            2. What is the principle of binary exponential back off technique? What is its purpose?
            3. In a packet switching network, 24 packets arrive at a particular node in an hour on average. There are typically 8 packets in the node. What is the average time spent by the packet in the node?
            4. What is the need for explicit and implicit signaling mechanisms in frame relay congestion control?
            5. Mention any two advantages of token bucket traffic specification.
            6. Mention any one advantage and disadvantage of fair queuing.
            7. Derive an expression for the throughput of TCP sliding window flow control scheme, ignoring TCP overhead.
            8. What are the objectives of ATM layer traffic and congestion control?
            9. What is the principle of MPLS traffic engineering?
            10. Why is TCP, not suitable for real time distributed applications?

            Part B — (5 x 16 = 80 Marks)

            11. (a) What is the design goal of fibre channel? What are its requirements and facilities?
            What are the key elements of a fibre channel network? What are its layers? Explain in detail. (16)
            Or
            (b) (i) Illustrate the Header Error control algorithm at the receiver in an ATM network. What are the consequences of errors in cell header? (8)
            (ii) What is the need for frame relay? How does it differ from conventional packet switching? What are the functions of its layers? Discuss in detail. (8)

            12. (a) (i) Messages of 4 different sizes flow through a message switch. Fifty percent of the messages take 1ms to serve, twenty percent take 1.5ms to serve, eighteen percent of the messages take 2 ms to serve and the remaining messages take 1.75 ms to serve. Calculate the average time spent in the switch and the average number of messages in the switch, when messages arrive at an average rate of  One per 5ms and  One per 6 ms (8)
            (ii) What are the principles of explicit congestion signaling techniques? How do they differ from implicit signaling? Explain. (8)
            Or
            (b) Illustrate the objectives of frame relay congestion control. Also illustrate the operation of committed information rate. (16)

            13. (a) Illustrate the RTT variance estimation technique of TCP congestion control. Also illustrate the operation and role of exponential RTO back off and Karn’s algorithm. (16)
            Or
            (b) What are the traffic control functions, needed to maintain the Qos of ATM connections? Briefly describe each one of the functions. (16)

            14. (a) Illustrate the bit by bit processor sharing technique and Bit Round Fair Queuing technique with an example. What are their advantages and disadvantages? (16)
            Or
            (b) What are the design goals of Random Early Detection? How are they achieved in the algorithm? Discuss. (16)

            15. (a) Explain the RSVP operation and protocol mechanism. What are the different types of reservation attributes and styles? Discuss.
            Or
            (b) Illustrate the RTP protocol architecture and its features. Also illustrate the basic concept of RTP data transfer protocol.

            Computer Architecture And Parallel Processing 2nd JJ2012 AP9222

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            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012.
            Second Semester
            Applied Electronics
            AP9222/248205/10244 AE 202— COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND PARALLEL PROCESSING
            (Common to M.E. VLSI Design, M.E. Computer and Communication and M.E. Embedded System Technologies)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)

            1. What are the metrics used for measuring the performance of parallel systems?
            2. What is the difference between a binary K-cube and a cube connected network of degree K?
            3. Is it possible for the average speedup exhibited by a parallel algorithm to be super linear?
            4. Given a task graph and arbitrarily large number of processors, what is a lower bound on the
            length of an optimal schedule?
            5. Name the various memory update policies.
            6. What is the need for memory hierarchy?
            7. What are the two types of data flow architecture?
            8. Compare multi vector and SIMDD computers.
            9. Name any two SIMD languages.
            10. Differentiate between SIMD and SPMD programming.

            PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)

            11. (a) (i) Explain the PRAM and VLSI model of parallel computation. (8)
            (ii) List the conditions of parallelism. (8)
            Or
            (b) Discuss the various computer architectural classification schemes with suitable diagrams. (16)

            12. (a) (i) Consider a PXM cross bar switch connecting O processors to m memory modules. Assume only one input AND gate and OR gate. Assume that all variables are available in true and complement forms. Estimate the number of gates in the switch. Assume the data width to be W bits. (8)
            (ii) List the parallel processing applications in various domains. (8)
            Or
            (b) Discuss the merits and demerits of various partitioning and scheduling techniques for parallel environment. (16)

            13. (a) In a uniprocessor with cache, the processor issues its memory access requests to cache controller (CC). In case of miss or write through, CC interacts with memory controller (MC). Draw the flow charts describing the operation of CC for a read and a write operation for:
            (1) WBWA
            (2) WTWA
            (3) Write through without write allocation. (16)
            Or
            (b) Explain paged memory and memory with paged segments virtual memory system.(16)

            14. (a) (i) Draw and explain the types of multiprocessor and multicomputer architectures.(10)
            (ii) Draw the architecture of de Brigin networks and shuffle exchange networks. (6)
            Or
            (b) Discuss the merits and demerits of types of scalar, multithreaded and data flow architectures. (16)

            15. (a) Write the matrix multiplication algorithm for 2-D mesh and hypercube SIMD models. (16)
            Or
            (b) Write the parallel constructs provided by any four languages with example. (16)

            Distributed Systems 2nd JJ12 IT9224

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            M.E./M.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012
            Second semester
            Information Technology
            IT9224/242205/IT 924 - DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
            (Common to M.E. Pervasive Computing Technologies)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A—(10 × 2 = 20 marks)

            1. What is code migration?
            2. What is meant by remote object invocation?
            3. Define Mutual exclusion.
            4. What is meant by Dead Lock?
            5. What is Fault tolerance?
            6. What is meant by commit?
            7. What is file system?
            8. List the advantages of distributed file systems.
            9. What is IOR?
            10. Write the significance of non-blocking asynchronous messaging.

            PART B—(5 × 16 = 80 marks)

            11. (a) Explain about remote procedure call and Message Oriented Communication.
            Or
            (b) Explain about threads in distributed systems.

            12. (a) Explain in detail about clock synchronization and different clocks.
            Or
            (b) Discuss about different election algorithms.

            13. (a) Explain about data centric consistency model and client centric consistency model.
            Or
            (b) Explain about distributed transactions and distributed commit protocol.

            14. (a) Explain the Andrew file system in detail
            Or
            (b) Discuss about the sun network file system.

            15. (a) Explain about the CORBA architecture in detail.
            Or
            (b) Discuss about the distributed coordination based system –JINI.

            Software Requirement Engineering 2nd Jun2012 IT9222

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            M.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012.
            Second semester
            Information Technology
            IT9222/242203/IT 922- SOFTWARE REQUIREMENT ENGINEERING
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A— (10 × 2 = 20 marks)

            1. What is “Scope creep”? How can this be managed?
            2. Identify the inconsistencies, ambiguities and incompleteness of the following requirement:
            “The CGPA of each student is computed as the average performance for the semester.Alt students having poor performance are mailed a letter informing about the poor performance and warning that the poor performance should not be repeated”.
            3. List any two requirements bill of rights and requirements bill of responsibilities for software customers.
            4. Distinguish between functional and non functional requirements.
            5. What are the major outcomes of requirements feasibility study?
            6. Outline the role of moderator in reviewing requirements.
            7. What is a use-case and how is this helpful in requirements documentation?
            8. Why do we need to specify the types of users (who will be using the system) in requirements specification?
            9. How can requirements be tested? Give an example.
            10. Establish the need for requirement traceability with two distinct reasons.

            PART B— (5 × 16 = 80 marks)

            11. (a) (i) Describe “Business Requirements” and “User Requirements” with suitable examples. (8)
            (ii) Enumerate and explain the major advantages of iterative life cycle models in requirements management. (8)
            Or
            (b) (i) Summarize the impact of requirements management towards the success of a software project. (8)
            (ii) Justify that the cost of fixing an error during requirements gathering phase is much less compared to fixing the same error during testing. (8)

            12. (a) Compare the traditional collaborative and cognitive techniques of requirement gathering. Give one example project situation for which these methods are most situated. (16)
            Or
            (b) Briefly state the difficulties involved in requirements elicitation. Suggest guidelines to overcome these difficulties. (16)

            13. (a) Consider a “Weekly Activity Report” system, which is to be used by the Employees of a software development firm for recording the time spent on various
            activities done during the course of any given week. You are given responsibility of analyzing the system for estimation purpose. Prepare a software requirement
            specification document showing the objective purpose, users, functional requirements and possible non- functional requirements of the system. Clearly define boundaries for the system and list your assumption Also, develop an analysis model to represent the system. (16)
            Or
            (b) You are responsible for development of an electronic mail system to be implemented over a network. The system will enable users to create letters to be
            mailed to another user or to a specific list of people. Letters can be read, copied, stored etc. the system will make use of the existing word processor for creating letters. Using this as the initial requirements, derive a set of concrete requirements for building it as a software product to be marketed. Also, draw the context diagram and a set of data flow diagrams to help in analyzing the requirements specified. (16)

            14. (a) (i) Describe a set of attributes that are essential for a requirements document.(8)
            (ii) Discuss about the role of change control in requirements management.(8)
            Or
            (b) (i) Explain the different types of software prototyping highlighting their relative merits. (10)
            (ii) You have developed a throwaway prototype system for a client who is very happy with it. However the client suggests that there is no need to develop
            another system. But that you should deliver the prototype and offer an excellent price. You know that there may be future problems with maintaining the system. Discuss how you might respond to this customer. (6)
            15. (a) (i) Briefly explain the methodology of requirements tracing. (8)
            (ii) Comment on the applicability of commercial tools in requirements management. (8)
            Or
            (b) Write short notes on the following:
            (i) CASE tools for the requirement engineering (8)
            (ii) Guidelines for conducting requirements inspection. (8)

            High Performance Computer Networks 1st JJ12 CP9212

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            M.E. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012.
            First Semester
            Communication Systems
            CP 9212/250102/CP 912/AP 957/10244 CC 203—HIGH PERFORMANCE
            COMPUTER NETWORKS
            (Common to M.E. Applied Electronics/M.E. Computer and Communication and M.E. Networking and Internet Engineering)
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A — (10 × 2 = 20 Marks)

            1. List the functions of the layers in a TCP/IP stack.
            2. State and explain any four ATM QoS parameters.
            3. State some characteristics of multimedia networking applications.
            4. What is meant by best effort service?
            5. List the benefits of VPNs.
            6. Explain traffic engineering in brief.
            7. What is meant by a queuing system?
            8. What is meant by self similarity pattern?
            9. Explain the ways in which a packet filtering firewall takes care of filtering decisions.
            10. List the five areas of network management.

            PART B — (5 × 16 = 80 Marks)

            11. (a) (i) List and explain the types of wired media in detail. (8)
            (ii) Explain in detail about packet and circuit switching. (8)
            Or
            (b)(i) Explain the working DWDM. (8)
            (ii) Discuss in detail the various ATM service categories. (8)

            12. (a)(i) Explain the working of Real Time Streaming Protocol in detail. (8)
            (ii) Schematically explain the leaky bucket policing in detail. (8)
            Or
            (b)(i) Discuss in detail about traffic classification and conditioning. (8)
            (ii) Explain the working of RSVP protocol and its message types in detail. (8)

            13. (a)(i) What are tunneling and point to point protocol? Expalin. (8)
            (ii) Explain multiprotocol label switching label switching in detail. (8)
            Or
            (b)(i) Explain in detail about the working of overlay networks. (8)
            (ii) Explain in detail about P2P protocol. (8)

            14. (a)(i) State and explain in detail about Little’s theorem. (8)
            (ii) Explain the Poisson modeling and its failure in detail. (8)
            Or
            (b)(i) Discuss in detail the non poisson arrival model with an example. (8)
            (ii) Explain how traffic modeling helps in network management. (8)

            15. (a)(i) Explain the Kerberos key distribution and certification with a neat diagram.(8)
            (ii) Explain the ways in which message digests can be generated. (8)
            Or
            (b) Explain the Internet management framework and its components in detail. (16)

            Information System Design 2nd JJ12 IT9221

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            M.Tech. DEGREE EXAMINATION, JUNE 2012.
            Second semester
            Information Technology
            IT9221 - INFORMATION SYSTEM DESIGN
            (Regulation 2009)

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            PART A— (10 × 2 = 20 marks)

            1. Give some of the User roles in System Development process.
            2. List the key objectives for an organization to set up an information system.
            3. Differentiate between the Mathematical and Graphical models for representing systems.
            4. List the Methods and Heuristics needed to analyze the Information System Structure.
            5. State the Human factors that influence the Decision making in IS.
            6. What are the Information System Capabilities useful in Decision making?
            7. State the Cost benefits of any Information System application.
            8. Give some of the Transaction processing applications available in IS.
            9. Name the various phases in System development life cycle.
            10. State the limitations of off-the shelf software packages.

            PART B— (5 × 16 = 80 marks)

            11. (a) (i) Explain how the Information System plan can be matched on to the Organizational Strategic plan.
            (ii) Write Short notes on:
            (1) Recoverability
            (2) Maintainability in System Design.
            Or
            (b) (i) Explain about how the Key Organizational objectives are identified.
            (ii) Enumerate on the Steps needed to develop an Information System.

            12. (a) (i) With a neat labeled block diagram, explain about Information Architecture.
            (ii) Write notes on the following methods for analyzing Information System:
            (1) Decomposition
            (2) Aggregation
            Or
            (b) (i) Enumerate on the following hierarchical models.
            (1) Tree diagram
            (2) Organization chart.
            (ii) Explain about the Information flow and process flow of analyzing the Information System structure.

            13. (a) (i) Discuss about the Problem Characteristics and Information system capabilities in Decision making.
            (ii) How will you identify a information as needed in support of decision making?
            Or
            (b) (i) Write short notes on:
            (1) Information content
            (2) Summarizing and filtering of information.
            (ii) Discuss about the Uncertainty and inferences in making up the decision in Information Theory.

            14. (a) (i) Explain about the Information System Application for Budgeting and Planning.
            (ii) Compare and contrast Centralized and Decentralized Allocation mechanism.
            Or
            (b) With a neat diagram, discuss about.
            (i) Basic Accounting Applications
            (ii) Evaluating Remote Conferencing and Graphics.

            15. (a) (i) Write in detail about the system development life cycle with an example.
            (ii) What is outsourcing? Compare the different methodologies used for the maintenance of the information systems.
            Or
            (b) (i) Write short notes on:
            (1) Off-the shelf software packages.
            (2) End-user development Process.
            (ii) Enumerate on the limitations of the system development life cycle.