In my last post, I highlighted the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it is contributing to the need to become “unplugged.” This time I’m shifting focus from how to power these unplugged devices to looking at how these devices are able to connect wirelessly to the network.
Among the several measurement parameters used to assess power quality, crest factor (not to be confused with power factor) often garners attention. Crest factor is the ratio of the peak amplitude (current, voltage etc.) to the RMS (root mean square) value of the amplitude of a waveform.
C = |A|PEAK / ARMS
So how exactly does crest factor manifest itself in real life?
One of the hottest topics being discussed this week at DesignCon is 100G standards and measurements. While DesignCon is certainly an important and well-attended event, we’re betting that not everyone interested in 100G can attend.