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What units are kpts?

I am parsing data from a Siglent SDS2000X oscilloscope. The first chunk (0x00 - 0x003) is for wave_length. The data sheet ...
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Can I represent the value by using this unit [closed]

I want to represent this value in a better way for my report. This value is 3.1x10^-4 the unit is dBi Can I rather represent this value using this: 310 udBi The u in udBi is micro dBi
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What are the units when solving Transmission Line iterativelly?

I would like to know the conductancee,\$C\$, and capacitance,\$G\$, of my lossy transmission line which is configured as an open circuit. In such a case, I know that the expression that defines the ...
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Altium designer, changing from imperic to metrics primitives won't work?

I'm using a trial on Altium, where for I guess support ignores me (Altium Designer version 19.0.14). (I really hope it's better for real users if someone can confirm that, it would be most ...
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Definition of \$ \frac{mm}{Ampere}\$ (unit of current sensitivity)?

I want to know how \$ \frac{mm}{Ampere}\$ (which is the unit of current sensitivity of PMMC instruments) is defined? i.e, How \$ mm \$ is defined in terms of \$ degrees\$ ? For eg.: \$ \frac{rad}{...
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What are these designations on a sensor datasheet?

I'm working with image sensor Anafocus Lince5M. In its datasheet there are some designations that I can't understand (underlined). What are these designations? And how to calculate threshold ...
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\$pV/\sqrt {Hz}\$ in Power Spectral Density

I am trying to plot a Noise Spectral Density from 10 kHz to 1 MHz. The Graph shows a cure which at 1 MHz the noise is 76 pV/rootHz. I am unable to understand that unit definition here. Becuase the ...
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Units of BJT parameters

Let's say the model is the Ebers-Moll model, but this obviously extends to other models: $$ I_{\mathrm{b}} = \frac{I_{\mathrm{s}}}{\beta_{\mathrm{f}}}\left(\mathrm{e}^{\frac{V_{\mathrm{be}}}{NV_{\...
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SENT protocol output unit is LSB. What does this mean?

I have read couple of datasheet of devices which uses SENT protocol. They define the output between 193 and 3896. The unit is LSB. I think that this does not mean least significant bit? Example: ...
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How much maximum electricity bill (units) can be generated on 2 KW connection?

I have got a bill of approx 14000 Units (50000 INR) for a month on 2kW connection. As per my analysis and understanding, it can't be more than 2 * 24 HRs * 30 Days = 1440. I think electricity meter ...
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What other units can influence the way a wire glows than watt? [closed]

I have a vape device with a mod that lets me configure the power I want to operate it with and also as an additional setting that is called vape strength which can be set to soft/medium/hard. When ...
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Pulse width modulation and textual expression of resulting stimulus level

So we have been using pulse width modulation (PWM) as a means to digitally change the driving voltage of vibration motors. Usually, afaik, the resulting voltage from PWM is expressed as %duty cycle ...
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Why do so many PCB-designers use non-metric units? [closed]

TLDR: Why do so many PCB-designers use non-metric units? Sorry for asking this closed question again: what is the advantage of non-metric units But I do not understand, and there is also no other ...
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What's the difference between measurement resolution and digits per second in time measuring devices

In time/frequency counters/analyzers in technical specifications you can almost always find resolution and digits per second values next to each other. What is the difference?
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What is the unit of measure for a region's power supply?

So, I'm casually perusing an old issue of Foreign Affairs magazine and encounter a paragraph concerning the ability of Brazil's electrical power generating plants to supply juice. Said paragraph ...
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Energy Consumption of AC Motors with same capacity and same hp

I have 2 3-phase motors with same capacity of 45kW, hp 60,rated Voltage is 415V, VFD 55kW connected separately to a Vessel Line that is used to mixing of few components.i.e, it looks like this. (I ...
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Altium Symbol Wizard only in imperial

We have now got Altium 17 installed and set up, and I've used it to make various schematics. One feature of the software is the Symbol Wizard for creating our own symbols for different components. It'...
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Convert VAh to kWh

Sorry, this might be a stupid question as I'm not an electrical person. I'm analyzing an electricity consumption dataset and the consumption is measured by apparent energy (VAh). How do I convert ...
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Olympus TG-Tracker : What does this data stand for?

I'm sorry if this comes to wrong forum, but here goes. I got this new action camera which tracks the following kind of data (edited): ...
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What is a term for voltage that does not involve the unit?

Basically the title. What is the term that means the same thing as "voltage", but does not invoke a specific unit (in this case, volts)?
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Joule-hour is Watts * 3600?

Maybe this is a dumb question, but I am trying to get my units straight. I have an electrical system which has its consumption metered every hour, so I need units that are graduated in hours. So, ...
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Sealed, long, thin glass tube with two wires and tiny filament - what is this?

I found this thing, and have no idea what it is. The tube is 30 mm long, about 5 mm in diameter. Both terminals are connected with two drops of glass. There seems to be a tiny wire or filament ...
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Is there a common message protocol for sensor data on top of MQTT-SN?

I want to communicate various sensor data in a network of sensors. I found MQTT and MQTT-SN as suitable protocols for that. The latter being better suited for sensor networks with support for ...
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Watt-squared-seconds: unit of safe operating area?

In the datasheet of Linear's LTC4364, page 15, the safe operating area (SOA) of a MOSFET is described as: For short duration transients of less than 100ms, MOSFET survival is increasingly a matter ...
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Help identifying resistor with arrow accross and capacitor with unit “kp” or “k” or value “5/6”

Can you please help me identity these symbols from a vintage (1960) diagram? The capacitors units are noted with "KP", sometimes just "K". What is the rectangle crossed with an arrow? It looks like a ...
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Testing an X2 capacitor with a capacimeter. Is it broken?

This came up as a comment in other question I posted, but I thought it could be of use for someone else if posted separately. I have an X2 cap rated ".47K275V~X2". Is that ...
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SI derived units: Another name for the Volt [closed]

\$ V = \frac{Kg \cdot m^2}{s^2A} \$ I know it's basic but I was having a hard time understanding the relationship between volts, ohms, watts, amps and ohms until I broke everything down into base ...
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Transform pulses per second (pps) to rpm

I have a stepper motor that turns at 5000 PPS and has a step angle of 1.8º. What would be the formula to transform these pps into rpm? Thanks in advance!
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What are the units in which a radio signal's strength is measured?

I'm kind of confused about which is the most correct unit when it comes to the measure of wireless signal's strength. It seems that the correct unit is V/m (usually expessed in dBuV/m), however it ...
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Misconceptions about PID Controllers

I'm currently designing an equivalent of the mass-spring-dashpot system, and during the design phase I realized I don't fully understand how PID controllers physically work. Below is an image, the ...
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AL value: nH/N² vs. nH/T²

I'm in the process of sizing some toroidal ferrites. My problem is that I am seeing the AL value on the datasheets shown two different ways as nH/N² or nH/T². Are these two units identical? I believe ...
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Which is correct, kohm or kOhm?

Should the unit "Ohm" be capitalized or not? For example, "kOhm" versus "kohm" vs "kΩ", which is most correct?
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What does “ku” or “kU” mean with regards to procuring ICs? (not about RF)

NB: This is not referring to RF subject matter. I'm seeing 1ku and 10ku on procurement documentation for purchasing motor driver ICs (TI DRV8811 and some others). Does this mean "one-thousand units"? ...
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Meters per square root hertz [closed]

Looking at some ESA papers I found an unit that I don't know, picometers per square root hertz. Anybody could tell me what this unit is for? Thanks!
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What is the advantage of non-metric units? [closed]

Why are non-metric units so widely used in elctrical designes?
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dB A and dB Z (or dB SPL) Table

Does anyone have a detailed dB A to db Z (or dB SPL) table? I have found one at http://www.cirrusresearch.co.uk/blog/2011/08/what-are-a-c-z-frequency-weightings/ and at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/...
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Output Units of Soil Moisture Sensor

I have an Octopus Soil Moisture Sensor connected to a Rasberry Pi through an MCP3008 ADC chip. The sensor is working correctly, but I have no idea what the reading values mean. I say its working ...
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Is it correct to use “wattage” and “amperage” instead of “power” and “current”?

Is it legitimate to call the name of an electrical quantity with the name of the unit of that quantity by adding the -age suffix to it? Examples: ...
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What kilogram is doing in volt unit definition?

My question is inspired by this: Why do farads multiplied by ohms produce a result that has a unit of seconds? I want to ask what kilogram is doing in this equation: $$\mathrm{V = \frac{kg \cdot m^2}...
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What's this 't' unit on a PCB?

I recently came across a symbol like this on a PCB: (forgive the use of Paint) The component was marked as being 0.1 (symbol). You can just make it out in the centre of this photo: It's a capacitor,...
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How can the SI unit of resistivity [Ωm] be interpreted?

The way I interpret the resistance \$R\$ of a resistor, which has dimensions \$ [\frac{\mathrm{V}}{\mathrm{A}}] \$ is: how many volts must be applied across the resistor to achieve 1 ampere of current?...
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What is the unit V/V?

I came across this when I was browsing through the data sheets for a current sense amplifier such as the LT6100. It reads: "Fixed gains of 10, 12.5, 20, 25, 40, 50V/V are obtained by simply strapping ...
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dimensional analysis of the Shannon-Hartley theorem

In the infamous Shannon-Hartley theorem the bandwidth of the channel is measured in Hz (Hertz) but the channel capacity is measured in bps (bits per second). So, either I'm missing something obvious ...
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What do peak-to-valley and mm/µV mean?

I was reading a document where it says Adjust the signal generator to apply a 1mV peak-to-valley input 6Hz triangular signal at a gain of 0.001mm/µV. What does peak-to-valley mean hear? Is it ...
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What is the physical significance of the unit ampere/meter in magnetics?

I'm having a hard time understanding what is the stuff this unit measures. I understand ampere, and I understand meter, and I understand per, but since ampere is a measure of current, I'm having ...
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How can one calculate Load Regulation for a temperature sensor?

I am wondering how to calculate the Load Regulation of a temperature sensor. For example ADI's TMP37? I know how to calculate % Load Regulation from Wiki, but not sure how to get to the mC/uA units? ...
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Convert counts CCD output to irradiance units

I'm performing some tests with a spectrometer (a model similar to this one but more recent) equipped with a CCD. I can only output to counts, not W/(m^2*nm) (ie: irradiance units) which is what ...
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PCB Layout: Reconciling metric and imperial measurement units

I am using Eagle CAD to lay out a BGA based PCB, for manufacture at Laen's prototyping service. One of the problems which I am having is that BGA parts are typically specified using metric units (for ...
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Why should any unit be used instead of the watt (W) as a power unit?

I am taking a course on AC circuits and so far I have seen that for the different types of power (read real, reactive and complex) different units are used. For the real power, which is power in fact ...
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Why is current (and not charge) an SI base unit?

Recently I've been wondering why the Ampere is an SI base unit and not the Coulomb (which is derived). I read this answer https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/23456/16834 , but I'm not sure I'm ...