Computer - Channel

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Computer - Channel


A channel is a device that conveys a digital bit stream, from:

  • one or several senders (or transmitters)
  • to one or several receivers.

The term channel has two different meanings

  1. the whole medium that carries a signal between the transmitter and the receiver.
  2. or a subdivision of this medium in order to send multiple streams of information simultaneously (wiki/Multiplexing)

A physical Channel refers either to:




A channel as any device has a certain capacity for transmitting information, often measured by:

Full Duplex

See full-duplex communication channel

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