## RF Average Power to Peak Power Calculator:

Enter the values of average power, P_{ave(W)} and duty cycle, DC to determine the value of Peak power, PP_{(W)}.

__RF Average Power to Peak Power Calculator Formula:__

__RF Average Power to Peak Power Calculator Formula:__

Pulsed radio waves in RF signals often come in bursts or pulses, with varying power levels throughout the cycle. This concept relates to the average and peak power of a radio frequency (RF) signal containing pulses.

Peak power, PP_{(W)} represents the highest power level achieved during a single pulse, measured in watts (W). Imagine it as the strongest “burst” of energy.

Average power signifies the overall power output of the RF signal averaged over a specific time period (seconds), also measured in watts (W). Think of it as the “typical” power level considering all the pulses.

Duty cycle value, between 0 and 1 (often expressed as a percentage), represents the fraction of time the signal spends at its peak power compared to the total cycle time (including the time between pulses).

Peak power, PP_{(W)} in watts is calculated by dividing the average power, P_{ave(W)} in watts by duty cycle, DC.

Peak power, PP_{(W)} = P_{ave(W)} / DC

PP_{(W)} = peak power in watts, W.

P_{ave(W)} = average power in watts, W.

DC = duty cycle.

__RF Average Power to Peak Power Calculation:__

__RF Average Power to Peak Power Calculation:__

- An RF signal has a average power of 50 watts and a duty cycle of 20%. What is the peak power output?

Given: P_{ave(W)} = 10 W, DC = 20% = 0.2

Peak power, PP_{(W)} = P_{ave(W)} / DC

PP_{(W)} = 50 / 0.2

PP_{(W)} = 250W.

- An RF transmitter has an peak power output of 40 watts and a duty cycle of 5%. What is the average power of the signal?

Given: PP_{(W)} = 40 W, DC = 5% = 0.05

Peak power, PP_{(W)} = P_{ave(W)} / DC

P_{ave(W)} = PP_{(W)} * DC

P_{ave(W)} = 40 * 0.05

P_{ave(W)} = 2W.