# Hz to dB Converter

Hz is a unit of Frequency. dB or deciBel is used to express the ratio of two power values on a logarithmic scale.

Therefore in general, Hz cannot be converted to dB as there is no equivalence between frequency and amplitude. However the ratio of two frequencies can be expressed on a logarithmic scale as dB-Hz.

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This tool converts Hertz (Hz) to deciBel-Hertz (dB-Hz)

🔄 dB to Hz

## Background

Hz is a unit of frequency and is equivalent to cycles per second.

deciBel or dB represents a ratio of two values. Typically the two quantities are Amplitude or Power Levels. The units are the same and hence dB is simply a ratio.

dB-Hz or dB (Hz) is the bandwidth relative to 1 Hz

A linear number can be converted to its dB equivalent using this calculator. the formula is PdB = 10*Log10(Plinear).

Similarly,

dB-Hz = 10*Log10(Hz)

dB has a logarithmic nature. The benefit of using dB is that a very large (or very small) ratio can be conveniently represented by a small number. For example, 1000000000 Hz = 90 dB-Hz.

## Example Calculations

100 Hz can be represented as 20 dB-Hz.

1000 Hz is equivalent to 30 dB-Hz.

## Notes

 dB-Hz should not be confused with dBm/Hz which is the power spectral density. PSD can be converted to dBm.

 Carrier-to-Noise Density ratio also has the units dB-Hz. Carrier power is expressed in dBm while Noise Density has units dBm/Hz.

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