dBm to Watt Conversion Table

Author: Benjamin Luck. Author: Benjamin Luck – Synworks Development Group Synworks DG Website http://www.synworks.info/ Email: contact@synworks.info

This table is useful for antenna power calculations for wireless systems and networks. Great for the novice and professional alike. Also have included the relevant formulas.

Formula for converting dBm to milliwatts: dBm = log10 (mW)*10 Formula for converting milliwatts to dBm: mW =10^(dBm/10) dBm Watts -100 0.1 pW -80 -70 -60 -50 -40 -30 -20 -10 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 pW 100 pW 1 nW 10 nW 100 nW 1.0 µW 10 µW 100 µW Typical maximum received signal power (−10 to −30 dBm) of wireless network 1.0 mW Bluetooth standard (Class 3) radio, 1 m range 1.3 mW 1,6 mW 2.0 mW 2.5 mW Bluetooth Class 2 radio, 10 m range 3.2 mW 4.0 mW 5.0 mW Typical range (−60 to −80 dBm) of wireless (802.11x) received signal power over a network Example

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6.0 mW 8.0 mW 10 mW 13 mW 16 mW 20 mW 25 mW 32 mW Typical WiFi transmission power in laptops 40 mW 50 mW 63 mW 79 mW Bluetooth Class 1 radio, 100 m range (maximum output power from unlicensed FM 100 mW transmitter). Typical wireless router transmission power. 126 mW Maximum output from a UMTS/3G mobile phone (Power class 4 mobiles) 158 mW 200 mW 250 mW Maximum output from a UMTS/3G mobile phone (Power class 3 mobiles) Example 316 mW 398 mW 500 mW 640 mW 800 mW 1.0 W 1.3 W 1.6 W 2W 2.5 W 3.2 W 4.0 W Typical maximum output power for a Citizens' band radio station (27 MHz) in Maximum output from a UMTS/3G mobile phone (Power class 1 mobiles) Maximum output from a GSM850/900 mobile phone Typical RF leakage from a microwave oven - Maximum output power for DCS 1800 MHz mobile phone Maximum output from a GSM1800/1900 mobile phone Maximum output from a UMTS/3G mobile phone (Power class 2 mobiles)

dBm Watts 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

many countries 37 38 38 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 50 60 80 5.0 W 6.0 W 8.0 W 10 W 13 W 16 W 20 W 25 W 32 W 40 W 50 W 100W 1 kW Typical thermal radiation emitted by a human body Typical combined radiated RF power of microwave oven elements Typical PLC (Power Line Carrier) Transmit Power

100 kw Typical transmission power of FM radio station with 50 km range