dB to Percent Calculator

This tool converts from deciBel to a Percentage.

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Formula

ALinear = 10AdB/10

A% = 100*ALinear

Example Calculation

3 dB is a commonly used quantity in the world of RF engineering.

A two port device called a 3 dB splitter (as the name suggests) splits the input power in two. In actual fact, it is -3 dB. This is a linear value of 0.5 and in fact half the power appears on each output port. In percentage terms, the value is 50%. Essentially it is a halving of value.

A 10 dB amplifier results in an output power that is ten times the input power. In percentage terms this is 1000%.