# VSAT Frequently used Units

## Frequency

Hz | Hertz | Cycles per second (1Hz is 1 Cycle per second) |

kHz | kiloHertz | 1,000Hz |

MHz | MegaHertz | 1,000,000Hz |

GHz | GigaHertz | 1,000,000,000Hz |

## Power

mW | milliWatt | 0.001 Watt |

W | Watt | 1 Watt |

kW | kiloWatt | 1,000 Watts |

MW | MegaWatt | 1,000,000 Watts |

## Data

b | bit | 1 or 0 |

B | Byte | 8 bits |

1kbps | bits per second | 1024 bits per second (Don’t forget the extra 24bits!) |

1Mbps | Mega bits per second | 1 Million bits |

2Mbps | Mega bits per second | 2048 kbps |

4Mbps | Mega bits per second | 4096 kbps |

## Multipliers

m | milli | 0.001 x |

k | kilo | 1,000 x |

M | Mega | 1,000,000 x |

G | Giga | 1,000,000,000 x |