Vpp to dBm Calculator

This tool converts Peak-to-Peak Voltage to Power in both dBm and Watt.

Enter:

  • Vpeak-to-peak
  • Impedance

arrow dBm to Volt peak-to-peak

Formula

The formula to convert VPP to an equivalent power level in dBm is

PdBm = 10*Log10((1/Z)*(Vpp/(2√2))2)

As well, the peak voltage,

Vpp= 2*Vp

and the RMS voltage,

Vpp = (2√2)*VRMS

Background

The output level of an RF signal generator is typically specified in dBm. This might be used to drive a circuit with input limits specified in terms of peak-to-peak voltage.

For instance, a clock reference circuit might state that the minimum level requirement is 1 Vpp. Use this tool to calculate the output power from the signal generator in dBm. Make sure you specify the input impedance which defaults to 50 ohm in the calculator above.

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