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time-division multiplexing

[′tīm di¦vizh·ən ‚məl·tə‚pleks·iŋ]
(computer science)
The interleaving of bits or characters in time to compensate for the slowness of input devices as compared to data transmission lines.
(communications)
A process for transmitting two or more signals over a common path by using successive time intervals for different signals. Also known as time multiplexing. Abbreviated TDM.
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The proposed CE architecture using time-division multiplexed arithmetic units is shown in Fig.
The multiplier and the divider are time-division multiplexed to calculate the calibration parameters such as the gains and delays.
* The full-service converged carrier uses and/or upgrades the existing building communication infrastructure, and offers both standard Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) voice services, such as PBX, and data services, such as Internet access and Virtual Private Networking.
Kersey, "Eight element time-division multiplexed fiber grating sensor array with integrated-optic wavelength discriminator," Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, Glasgow, UK, 1994.
Since it contains a separate on-chip Communications Processor Module (CPM), the MSC8101 easily interfaces to Time-Division Multiplexed (TDM) highways, Ethernet, and Asynchronous Transfer mode (ATM) backbones.
It provides next-generation SONET capabilities and serves as an integrated Ethernet over SONET metro access multiplexer that enables service providers to cost-effectively migrate from existing TDM (time-division multiplexed) networks to data-aware packet networks.
MULTIFUNCTION, MULTISERVICE ACCESS PLATFORM features a new FXS interface card that enables voice channels to be connected directly to the unit's time-division multiplexed bus.

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