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minimum discernable signal (MDS)

A Minimum Discernable Signal (MDS) is a signal that is just perceptible. This characteristic value is used in high-frequency technology and refers to an RF signal at an input of an RF or antenna amplifier or a measuring device that is just above the noise level

. TheMDS value refers to an RF power and is specified in decibels milliwatts

(dBm). The level of Minimum Discernable Signals is below the Minimum Detectable Signal.

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Englisch: minimum discernable signal - MDS
Updated at: 22.10.2009
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