Humans are great at multi-tasking. We constantly receive data from all directions and multiple sources at the same time. We receive this data through one of our five senses. We process this data and make decisions that affect the directions we are planning for the moment.
Let’s say you’re on the way to a bookstore when you walk by a bakery and smell fresh bread, you see a bicyclist headed straight at you on the sidewalk while noticing the white “WALK” street crossing light is illuminated and you glance at your watch and see you have 15 minutes until the bookstore closes. You make a split second decision to continue walking towards the bookstore before it closes since it is ok to cross the street instead of stopping for the fresh bread and simultaneously step aside from the oncoming bicyclist. Your senses received multiple inputs which were transmitted to your brain. Your brain processed the data, and transmitted the response to your legs to step aside and continue forward. This is very much like a MUX panel, also known as a multiplex, multiplexer or multiplexor. An aircraft MUX panel is an electronic device that receives data from multiple input sources (with their own dedicated electrical circuits) and transmits the received data out on only one dedicated electrical circuit. Mux panels create a significant reduction in material costs and weight savings associated with the eliminated electrical circuitry. If you have any questions about aerospace MUX panels why not ask the world’s leading supplier of F-16 MUX panels? InterConnect Wiring.
Just one more thing… Be careful crossing the street when you are near a bakery! Below is a picture of a mux panel and enjoy these Thanksgiving Bread Recipes that some of us at InterConnect Wiring will be using this year.