- The range of frequencies that an electronic
signal occupies on a given transmission medium. Any digital or analog
signal has a bandwidth. In digital systems, bandwidth is often expressed
as data speed in bits per second. In analog
systems, bandwidth is expressed in terms of the difference between the
highest-frequency signal component and the lowest-frequency signal component.
For example, a typical voice signal on an analog telephone line has
a bandwidth of about 3 kHz. An analog television (TV) broadcast video
signal has a bandwidth of 6 MHz, some 2,000 times as wide as the telephone
signal. As a general rule, systems with more bandwidth can carry more
- The range of wavelengths or frequencies to which an antenna is sensitive.
- In communications and computing, the rate at which data is transferred,
usually measured in bits (or megabits or
gigabits) per second.
ASTRONOMY AND COMMUNICATIONS
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND CYBERNETICS
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