# Decibel-milliwatt (dBm)

- dBm definition
- dBm to Watt, mW, dBW conversion calculator
- How to convert mW to dBm
- How to convert dBm to mW
- How to convert Watt to dBm
- How to convert dBm to Watt
- How to convert dBW to dBm
- How to convert dBm to dBW
- How to convert dB to dBm
- dBm to Watt, mW, dBW conversion table

### dBm definition

dBm or *decibel-milliwatt* is an electrical power unit in decibels (dB), referenced to 1 milliwatt (mW).

The power in decibel-milliwatts (*P*_{(dBm)}) is equal to 10 times base 10 logarithm of the power in milliwatts (*P*_{(mW)}):

*P*_{(dBm)} = 10 · log_{10}( *P*_{(mW)} / 1mW)

The power in milliwatts (*P*_{(mW)}) is equal to 1mW times 10 raised by the power in decibel-milliwatts (*P*_{(dBm)}) divided by 10:

*P*_{(mW)} = 1mW · 10^{(P}(dBm)^{ / 10)}

1 milliwatt is equal to 0 dBm:

1mW = 0dBm

1 watt is equal to 30dBm:

1W = 1000mW = 30dBm

### dBm to mW to Watt to dBW conversion calculator

Convert decibel-milliwatts to milliwatts, watts, decibel-watts.

Enter the power in one of the text boxes and press the *Convert* button:

### How to convert mW to dBm

How to convert power in milliwatts (mW) to dBm.

The power in dBm is equal to the base 10 logarithm of the power in milliwatts (mW):

*P*_{(dBm)} = 10 · log_{10}( *P*_{(mW)} / 1mW)

For example: what is the power in dBm for power consumption of 100mW?

Solution:

*P*_{(dBm)} = 10 · log_{10}( 100mW / 1mW) = 20dBm

### How to convert dBm to mW

How to convert power in dBm to milliwatts (mW).

The power in milliwatts (*P*_{(mW)}) is equal to 10 raised by the power in dBm (*P*_{(dBm)}) divided by 10?

*P*_{(mW)} = 1mW · 10^{(P}(dBm)^{ / 10)}

For example: what is the power in milliwatts for power consumption of 20dBm?

Solution:

*P*_{(mW)} = 1mW · 10^{(20dBm} ^{/ 10)} = 100mW

### How to convert Watt to dBm

How to convert power in watts (W) to dBm.

The power in dBm is equal to the base 10 logarithm of the power in watts (W) plus 30dB:

*P*_{(dBm)} = 10 · log_{10}( *P*_{(W)} / 1W) + 30

For example: what is the power in dBm for power consumption of 100W?

Solution:

*P*_{(dBm)} = 10 · log_{10}( 100W / 1W_{
}) + 30 = 50dBm

### How to convert dBm to Watt

How to convert power in dBm to watts (W).

The power in watts (*P*_{(W)}) is equal to 10 raised by the power in dBm
(*P*_{(dBm)}) minus 30dB divided by 10:

*P*_{(W)} = 1W · 10^{( (P}(dBm)^{- 30) / 10)}

For example: what is the power in watts for power consumption of 40dBm?

Solution:

*P*_{(W)} = 1W · 10^{( (40dBm - 30)} ^{/ 10)} = 10W

### How to convert dBW to dBm

How to convert power in dBW to dBm.

The power in dBm is equal to the base 10 logarithm of the power in watts (W):

*P*_{(dBm)} = *P*_{(dBW)} + 30

For example: what is the power in dBm for power consumption of 20dBW?

Solution:

*P*_{(dBm)} = 20dBW + 30 = 50dBm

### How to convert dBm to dBW

How to convert power in dBm to dBW.

The power in dBW (*P*_{(dBW)}) is equal to 10 raised by the power in dBm
(*P*_{(dBm)}) divided by 10:

*P*_{(dBW)} = *P*_{(dBm)} - 30

For example: what is the power in watts for power consumption of 40dBm?

Solution:

*P*_{(dBW)} = 40dBm - 30 = 10dBW

### How to convert dB to dBm

dB is a relative unit that describes gain and dBm is an absolute unit referenced to 1 milliwatt (mW).

So you can't convert dB to dBm.

### dBm to Watt, mW, dBW conversion table

Power (dBm) | Power (dBW) | Power (watt) | Power (mW) |
---|---|---|---|

-100 dBm | -130 dBW | 0.1 pW | 0.0000000001 mW |

-90 dBm | -120 dBW | 1 pW | 0.000000001 mW |

-80 dBm | -110 dBW | 10 pW | 0.00000001 mW |

-70 dBm | -100 dBW | 100 pW | 0.0000001 mW |

-60 dBm | -90 dBW | 1 nW | 0.000001 mW |

-50 dBm | -80 dBW | 10 nW | 0.00001 mW |

-40 dBm | -70 dBW | 100 nW | 0.0001 mW |

-30 dBm | -60 dBW | 1 μW | 0.001 mW |

-20 dBm | -50 dBW | 10 μW | 0.01 mW |

-10 dBm | -40 dBW | 100 μW | 0.1 mW |

-1 dBm | -31 dBW | 794 μW | 0.794 mW |

0 dBm | -30 dBW | 1.000 mW | 1.000 mW |

1 dBm | -29 dBW | 1.259 mW | 1.259 mW |

10 dBm | -20 dBW | 10 mW | 10 mW |

20 dBm | -10 dBW | 100 mW | 100 mW |

30 dBm | 0 dBW | 1 W | 1000 mW |

40 dBm | 10 dBW | 10 W | 10000 mW |

50 dBm | 20 dBW | 100 W | 100000 mW |

60 dBm | 30 dBW | 1 kW | 1000000 mW |

70 dBm | 40 dBW | 10 kW | 10000000 mW |

80 dBm | 50 dBW | 100 kW | 100000000 mW |

90 dBm | 60 dBW | 1 MW | 1000000000 mW |

100 dBm | 70 dBW | 10 MW | 10000000000 mW |