• # EEVblog #286 – Orders Of Magnitude

Industry Terminology Time.
Sound like an expert in no time! – All you need to know about Orders of Magnitude.

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• I thought maybe you were going to add the second “P” in “Dropped” when the blooper at the end came in.

• The drop in order of magnitude is interesting in suppression of RF signals. Drops most off there in vestigial carriers.

• John

Eh, how many Fluke 87’s Dave exactly has? Half a dozen?

• two!

• Dang it…. My guess was off by an order of magnitude 🙁

🙂

• f4eru

just look at in in dB, it’s less awesome. or not 🙂

reminds me of some link budgets to mars spanning some 280 dB =28 orders of magnitude for power (14 for voltage) Plain crazy…
look at that :
http://www.amsat-dl.org/p5a/p5a-to-mars.pdf

• Salas

Dave has +6dB a Fluke 87 🙂

• f4eru

And this also costs +6 dB\$ :))

• Vot

What a bad blog. It didnt’t cover any advanced topics at all like:

“Wholy [email protected]#k the boss is going to kick my ass my caculations were out 10 orders of magnitude on that last design we did.”

Or

“I totally f&\$ked up somewhere im out by many orders of magnitude”

Start using these advanced use case’s and you’ll sound like someone who’s been in the industry in no time….

(Disclaimer: Should you require to use these advanced usage’s of “orders of magnitude”, expressly no guarantee is implied or given as to the continuation of your employment)

• For cap and inductor values I just remember MUNP!
m = milli = 10^-3
u = micro = 10^-6
n = nano = 10^-9
p = pico = 10^-12

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