de·​mul·​ti·​plex·​er (ˌ)dē-ˈməl-tə-ˌplek-sər How to pronounce demultiplexer (audio)
: an electronic device that separates a multiplex signal into its component parts

Examples of demultiplexer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, the new chip includes a demultiplexer, which can distribute a single control signal to multiple qubits. IEEE Spectrum, 12 May 2023 The multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) is one of two redundant data relay boxes used to control the solar array systems, radiators, cooling loops, and other hardware aboard the station. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 22 May 2017 One of two side-by-side multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) data relay boxes outside the space station failed Saturday, May 20, and space station managers approved the unplanned spacewalk for the astronauts to replace the box with a spare. Sarah Lewin Staff Writer, Fox News, 24 May 2017 Whitson, commander of Expedition 51, is replacing the primary multiplexer-demultiplexer (MDM) data relay box used to control a number of systems on the ISS, including the solar arrays, radiators, cooling loops, and other equipment. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2017 The data-relay boxes are officially known as MDMs or multiplexer-demultiplexers. Marcia Dunn,, 23 May 2017 The Chinese quantum computer has a photon device based on quantum dots, demultiplexers, photonic circuits, and detectors. Agam Shah, PCWorld, 4 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of demultiplexer was in 1963

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“Demultiplexer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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