# Utilities:V_{RMS}/dBm/dBu/dBV calculators

A utility to convert between standard units of power measurement and signal strength.

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### Instructions

This calculator interconverts between dBm, dBu, dBV, V_{PEAK} and V_{RMS} (ANSI T1.523-2001 definitions). dBm is a power ratio relative to 1mW, dBu and dBV are voltage ratios, relative to 0.775V and 1V, respectively.

To use this calculator enter your application data in the section provided, then enter the quantity you wish to convert in the appropriate form element. Tabbing to another field, pressing "Enter" or clicking "Calculate" will recompute all equivalent values.

Please be aware of the accuracy limits of this calculator. For display purposes, results of calculations are rounded to the nearest 4 decimal places which should exceed the precision of most measurements.

### Resources for Amplifiers

#### Analog Dialogue

#### Mini Tutorials

- MT-003: Understand SINAD, ENOB, SNR, THD, THD + N, and SFDR so You Don't Get Lost in the Noise Floor (pdf)
- MT-053: Op Amp Distortion: HD, THD, THD + N, IMD, SFDR, MTPR (pdf)
- MT-078: High Frequency Log Amps (pdf)

### Resources for RF ICs

#### Application Notes

- Ask The Engineer - 28 Logarithmic Amplifiers-Explained
- RF Power Calibration Improves Performance of Wireless Transmitters (pdf)

#### Circuit Notes

#### Selection Guides

- RF Source Booklet (pdf)