heterodyne

Definitions

Electronics

  • To mix two different frequencies in a nonlinear device, to produce two other frequencies. One frequency is the sum of the frequencies, while the other is their difference.
  • To mix two different frequencies in a nonlinear device. Also, the output of such a mixture, which is called heterodyne frequency.

Media Studies

  • verb to combine two signals of different frequencies to produce two new frequencies, one equal to the sum of and one equal to the difference between the original two signals
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