The sampling rate is a measure of how often a waveform is sampled. If it is sampled once every 10 seconds then the sampling rate is 0.1 Hz.
To calculate the sampling rate enter:
- Number of samples (NS)
- Time period over which the samples were collected (TS)
Sampling rate = NS/TS
If 1000 samples are collected over a time period of 5 seconds, the sampling rate is 200 samples per second.
An important specification for an Analog-to-digital converter is its sampling rate. The AD9670 for instance, has a maximum sampling rate of 125*106 samples per second.