mark-space multiplier

mark-space multiplier

[¦märk ¦spās ′məl·tə‚plī·ər]
(electronics)
A multiplier used in analog computers in which one input controls the mark-to-space ratio of a square wave while the other input controls the amplitude of the wave, and the output, obtained by a smoothing operation, is proportional to the average value of the signal. Also known as time-division multiplier.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.