The decibel watt (dBW) is a unit for the measurement of the strength of a signal expressed in decibels relative to one watt. It is used because of its capability to express both very large and very small values of power in a short range of number, eg 1 milliwatt = 30 dBW, 1 watt = 0 dBW, 10 watts = 10 dBW, 100 watts = 20 dBW and 1,000,000 W = 60 dBW. dBm is referenced to one milliwatt (0.001 W). dBW value in dBm is always 30 more because 1 watt is 1000 milliwatts, and ratio of 1000 (in power) is 30 dB, eg 10 dBm (10mW) is equal to 20 dBW (0.01 W). Enter one value (either in dBW, dBm or W) and click the "Convert" button next to it to calculate the two other values. *
