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modem

 [mo´dem]
a hardware device that converts digital signals from a computer or computer terminal to and from analog signals for transmission along communication lines.

modem

[mō′dəm]
abbreviation for modulate/demodulate. It is a device for transforming serial binary numbers into an audible tone, and vice versa, for transmission over a telephone line to another computer.

modem

Informatics
A device that converts digital data into analogue data for transmission by telephone via copper cable lines.

modem

Modulator/demodulator Online An acoustic coupling device that converts a computer's digital signals to analog signals, allowing transmission of data through standard telephone lines. See Cable modem, Codec.

modem,

n (modulator/demodulator), a device that converts data from a form compatible with computer manipulation to a form compatible with transmission equipment and vice versa.
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Actiontec Electronics today introduced the Dual PC Modem, one of the first analog modems enabling two or more PCs to share a single 56K dial-up Internet connection as well as printers and other computer resources.
The new 73M1903 eliminates the need for a dedicated crystal oscillator, features programmable sample rates, and is the lowest cost solution on the market for analog modems up to 56kbps.
Silicon DAA devices are integrated circuits (ICs) used primarily in analog modems, sales of which are projected to grow from 89 million units in 2001 to over 120 million units in 2005, according to industry research firm Cahners In-Stat Group.
Applications for silicon DAA technology include analog modems used in PC's, notebooks and handheld computers, PDA's, PBX, Internet-enabled set-top boxes, and credit card terminals.
The company's xDSL solutions form the foundation for modems that provide high-speed Internet access and multimedia services more than 200 times faster than today's fastest analog modems.
of analog modems to dramatically improve Internet performance and
Based on a Conexant(R) single-chip design, the InfoRanger USB cable modem has both USB and Ethernet connectors for the PC interface and allows users to easily connect to the Internet and access interactive multimedia applications at speeds up to 100 times faster than conventional analog modems while keeping the lines clear for telephone calls.