The bit rate converter calculates the bit rate ratio of two different network technologies.
For example, given one network technology that operates at 1 Mbps, and another network technology
that operates at 2 Gbps, the ratio of the bit rates of the second technology over the first technology, is 2000.
In other words, the 2 Gbps technology can transfer data 2000 times faster than the 1 Mbps technology.
This converter provides bit rates for different network technologies, in the following units:
kilobits per second
103 bits per second
megabits per second
106 bits per second
gigabits per second
109 bits per second
terabits per second
1012 bits per second
petabits per second
1015 bits per second
Every byte contains 8-bits. To calculate byte-rate from bit rate, divide bit rate by 8.
From and To Bit Rate Menus
In this menu, choose the bit rate that you want to convet From.
These are some examples of the choices available.
ADSL2 1.544 MbpsT1 1.544 MbpsEthernet 100.0 MbpsTo Menu
In this menu, choose the bit rate that you want to convet To.
WiMAX 70.0 MbpsOC-3/STM-1 155.52 MbpsFireWire 393.216 MbpsTIP:
Drag your mouse pointer in the From or To menus to change units.
Release the mouse button to perform a new conversion.
Select units in the From or To menus.
Press the Up and Down arrow keys on the keyboard to change units and do a new conversion.
The Result – Two Items
The first item is the number of bytes you entered in the input field, shown here again as a number,
with the "transfer speed" units that are selected in the "transfer speed" menu.
The second item is the time required to transfer the number of bytes you entered in the input field,
in the time units selected in the "time units" menu.
You can save the result of your conversion in the Calculator Memory,
then use your saved results later as input for other converters and calculators
anywhere on the website.
See the Calculator Memory for more details.
TIP:Precision of the converter is 12 significant digits, from left to right.
Digits after the 12 left-most digits, are not significant.
Numeric Range of the converter is:
+1.797e+308 to -1.797e+308+1.000e-311 to -1.000e-311TIP:Error messages, if any, are displayed here.
The Control Buttons
The transfer time calculator has three control buttons.
Decimal and Scientific buttons let you choose the output format, as one of these two:
Decimal:-9999.1Scientific Notation:-9.9991e3Decimal Button
In this mode the converter will output in Decimal format whenever possible.
However, the converter will automatically output in Scientific Notation
when the results cannot be shown properly in Decimal format.
In this mode the converter will always output in Scientific Notation.
Obtain your transfer time, by any of these methods:
Click the Calculate button
Select a different unit in the Speed menu
Select a different unit in the Time menu
Click the Decimal or the Scientific button
Press Enter or Return on the keyboard
TIP:Scientific Notation is better for visualizing and working with big and small numbers, compared to decimal format.