Definition - What does Duplex mean?
Duplex is a bidirectional communication system that allows both end nodes to send and receive communication data or signals, simultaneously and one at a time. Both nodes have the ability to operate as sender and receiver at the same time, or take turns sending or receiving data.
Techopedia explains Duplex
There are two types of duplex, as follows:
- Full duplex: Sends and receives simultaneously
- Half Duplex: Can send or receive, one path at a time