A combined device for modulation and demodulation, for example, between the digital data of a computer and the analog signal of a telephone line.
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- For example: a modem driver allows the modem inside your computer work with Windows.
- The receiving modem translates the analog signals back to digital form.
- Another device that is very handy is a voice modem with telephone recording software.
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mid 20th century: blend of modulator and demodulator.
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