demultiplexer

noun
de·​mul·​ti·​plex·​er | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈməl-tə-ˌplek-sər How to pronounce demultiplexer (audio) \

Definition of demultiplexer

: an electronic device that separates a multiplex signal into its component parts

Examples of demultiplexer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "NASA Prepares for Emergency Spacewalk to Fix the International Space Station," 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, "Astronauts restore space station to full health in quick repair spacewalk," 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, "NASA Replaces a Critical Computer on the ISS During Emergency Spacewalk," 23 May 2017 The data-relay boxes are officially known as MDMs or multiplexer-demultiplexers. Marcia Dunn, chicagotribune.com, "Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs," 23 May 2017 The Chinese quantum computer has a photon device based on quantum dots, demultiplexers, photonic circuits, and detectors. Agam Shah, PCWorld, "China adds a quantum computer to high-performance computing arsenal," 4 May 2017

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Demultiplexer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demultiplexer. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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