Multiplexer FAQs:


Q: Are multiplexers mainly used to increase the amount of data that can be sent over the network within a certain amount of time and bandwidth?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a multiplexer usually required to break the single data stream back down into the original streams?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a multiplexer often used with a complementary demultiplexer on the receiving end?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a multiplexer also called a data selector?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a multiplexer combined together into a single piece of equipment, which is conveniently referred to as a "multiplexer"?

A: Yes, Both circuit elements are needed at both ends of a transmission link because most communications systems transmit in both directions.

Q: Are multiplexers economizing connections over a single channel?

A: Yes, and by connecting the multiplexer's single output to the demultiplexer's single input.

Q: Is a multiplexer a special type of analog switch that connects one signal selected from several inputs to a single output?

A: Yes.

Q: Are multiplexers sometimes convenient for designing general purpose logic?

A: Yes, because if the demultiplexer's input is always true, the demultiplexer acts as a decoder.

Q: Is a multiplexer an isosceles trapezoid with the longer parallel side containing the input pins and the short parallel side containing the output pin?

A: Yes.