Talk:Time-division multiplexing

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this page should stick to just the concept (perhaps with brief examples) of time-division multiplexing, and the in-depth information on cell phone systems should be placed elsewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 07:37, 9 June 2005‎

This page doesn't identify whether time division multiplexing uses a time quantum for each slice or slot or whether the slice (or slot) can be variable in duration. Would the term slice be a synonym for slot?

Multiplexing is the simple part. Arbitration for the resource (the output channel) is the hard part and is only briefly and indirectly suggested in the section on statistical TDM. Perhaps somebody with more knowledge can elaborate.

Links to frequency division multiplexing might be appropriate.

Also, TDM is not limited to digital systems. Analog TDM has been around for years as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 16:01, 13 June 2006‎

  • How is it that TDM can be analog (or digital)? It's time-division; there's inherently nothing analog or digital about it. The TDM aspect is irrelevant and unrelated to whether the communication that occurs over the channel is analog or digital. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 22:03, 12 November 2008‎

TDM is also not limited to communication systems, for example TDM could be used to control an array of LEDs while reducing the pin count on the array and controller circuits. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:42, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Reference Section[edit]

What is the second reference? There doesn't seem to be any external link. I'll try to find out what's going on. The reference named hanrahn does not have any website or book or article associated with it. Yours, Savio mit electronics 00:18, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Can't any record of publications. Here are the clues I found: [1],,d.aWw&cad=rja. ~KvnG 04:27, 9 March 2015 (UTC)


Our lecturer uses STDM to refer to Synchronous Time Division Multiplexing. On Wikipedia, this is called Time Division Multiplexing, and STDM refers to Statistical Multiplexing. Is this a universal distinction and my lecturer wrong, or is wikipedia confusing the issue and my lecturer is right, or else, does it not matter?

Thanks, --Elín 16:46, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

  • I think the S meaning statistical is more common, but a disambiguation link wouldn't hurt, and the TDM article should probably mention both STDM and ATDM (synchronous and asynchronous). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 22:03, 12 November 2008‎

facuk you —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:10, 10 August 2009 (UTC)


RIFF seems like a bad example. It's not as if the left speaker is idle while the right speaker is playing sound. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SandStone (talkcontribs) 13:47, 24 April 2012 (UTC)