ring modulator

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ring modulator

[′riŋ ′mäj·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
A modulator in which four diode elements are connected in series to form a ring around which current flows readily in one direction; input and output connections are made to the four nodal points of the ring; used as a balanced modulator, demodulator, or phase detector.
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