• Forgotten the word for "round robin" ing.

    From Commander Kinsey@21:1/5 to All on Wed Apr 27 03:15:31 2022
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    I wish there was a way to ask for a word with a vague description. I've used this word so many times, but it's fallen out of my memory. In electronics, specifically computers, a chip which takes a lane of data and shares it into say 4. These 4 devices
    take turns accessing the lane. The chip that splits this is called a _____. I think the word begins with T.

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  • From DJ Delorie@21:1/5 to All on Tue Apr 26 23:55:41 2022
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    time division multiplexing?

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  • From rbowman@21:1/5 to Commander Kinsey on Tue Apr 26 21:49:49 2022
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    On 04/26/2022 08:15 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
    I wish there was a way to ask for a word with a vague description. I've
    used this word so many times, but it's fallen out of my memory. In electronics, specifically computers, a chip which takes a lane of data
    and shares it into say 4. These 4 devices take turns accessing the
    lane. The chip that splits this is called a _____. I think the word
    begins with T.

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/digital_circuits/digital_circuits_demultiplexers.htm

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  • From Commander Kinsey@21:1/5 to rbowman on Wed Apr 27 06:53:03 2022
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    On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 04:49:49 +0100, rbowman <bowman@montana.com> wrote:

    On 04/26/2022 08:15 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
    I wish there was a way to ask for a word with a vague description. I've
    used this word so many times, but it's fallen out of my memory. In
    electronics, specifically computers, a chip which takes a lane of data
    and shares it into say 4. These 4 devices take turns accessing the
    lane. The chip that splits this is called a _____. I think the word
    begins with T.

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/digital_circuits/digital_circuits_demultiplexers.htm

    Multiplexor, that was it.

    Now er.... explain why your link to a DE-multiplexer looks like what I'd call a multiplexer? I say multiplexer when I mean something that splits something into parts. For example allowing four PCI-E devices to connect to one bus, alternately.

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  • From rbowman@21:1/5 to Commander Kinsey on Wed Apr 27 08:32:22 2022
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    On 04/26/2022 11:53 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
    On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 04:49:49 +0100, rbowman <bowman@montana.com> wrote:

    On 04/26/2022 08:15 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
    I wish there was a way to ask for a word with a vague description. I've >>> used this word so many times, but it's fallen out of my memory. In
    electronics, specifically computers, a chip which takes a lane of data
    and shares it into say 4. These 4 devices take turns accessing the
    lane. The chip that splits this is called a _____. I think the word
    begins with T.

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/digital_circuits/digital_circuits_demultiplexers.htm


    Multiplexor, that was it.

    Now er.... explain why your link to a DE-multiplexer looks like what I'd
    call a multiplexer? I say multiplexer when I mean something that splits something into parts. For example allowing four PCI-E devices to
    connect to one bus, alternately.

    Brits do things backwards?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplexer

    You can call it anything you want but a mxby any other name is a mux.

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  • From Phil Hobbs@21:1/5 to rbowman on Wed Apr 27 14:24:40 2022
    rbowman wrote:
    On 04/26/2022 11:53 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
    On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 04:49:49 +0100, rbowman <bowman@montana.com> wrote:

    On 04/26/2022 08:15 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
    I wish there was a way to ask for a word with a vague description.
    I've
    used this word so many times, but it's fallen out of my memory.  In
    electronics, specifically computers, a chip which takes a lane of data >>>> and shares it into say 4.  These 4 devices take turns accessing the
    lane.  The chip that splits this is called a _____.  I think the word
    begins with T.

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/digital_circuits/digital_circuits_demultiplexers.htm



    Multiplexor, that was it.

    Now er.... explain why your link to a DE-multiplexer looks like what I'd
    call a multiplexer?  I say multiplexer when I mean something that splits
    something into parts.  For example allowing four PCI-E devices to
    connect to one bus, alternately.

    Brits do things backwards?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplexer

    You can call it anything you want but a mux by any other name is a mux.

    Only if it's bidirectional, i.e. a transmission gate. If it's
    logic-based, not so. For instance, a 74HC138 is only a demux, and a
    74HC158 is only a mux.

    Cheers

    Phil Hobbs

    --
    Dr Philip C D Hobbs
    Principal Consultant
    ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
    Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
    Briarcliff Manor NY 10510

    http://electrooptical.net
    http://hobbs-eo.com

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  • From Commander Kinsey@21:1/5 to Phil Hobbs on Wed Apr 27 20:34:16 2022
    On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:24:40 +0100, Phil Hobbs <pcdhSpamMeSenseless@electrooptical.net> wrote:

    rbowman wrote:
    On 04/26/2022 11:53 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
    On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 04:49:49 +0100, rbowman <bowman@montana.com> wrote:

    On 04/26/2022 08:15 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
    I wish there was a way to ask for a word with a vague description.
    I've
    used this word so many times, but it's fallen out of my memory. In
    electronics, specifically computers, a chip which takes a lane of data >>>>> and shares it into say 4. These 4 devices take turns accessing the
    lane. The chip that splits this is called a _____. I think the word >>>>> begins with T.

    https://www.tutorialspoint.com/digital_circuits/digital_circuits_demultiplexers.htm



    Multiplexor, that was it.

    Now er.... explain why your link to a DE-multiplexer looks like what I'd >>> call a multiplexer? I say multiplexer when I mean something that splits >>> something into parts. For example allowing four PCI-E devices to
    connect to one bus, alternately.

    Brits do things backwards?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplexer

    You can call it anything you want but a mux by any other name is a mux.

    Only if it's bidirectional, i.e. a transmission gate. If it's
    logic-based, not so. For instance, a 74HC138 is only a demux, and a
    74HC158 is only a mux.

    Ah, I only have bidirectional ones. PCI Express bus sharing chips. You're not supposed to plug 12 graphics cards into one motherboard!

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