Enter the total number of bits received in error and the total number of bits received into the calculator to determine the bit error rate.

Bit Error Rate Formula

The following formula can be used to calculate a bit error rate.

BER = EB / NB

  • Where BER is the bit error rate
  • EB is the number of bits received in error
  • NB is the number of bits received in total

Bit Error Rate Definition

A bit error rate is a measure of the quality of the digital transmission of a system. It’s defined as the ratio of bits received in error divided by the total number of bits received.

Bit Error Rate Example

How to calculate a bit error rate?

  1. First, determine the total number of bits.

    Calculate the total number of bits received.

  2. Next, determine the number of errors.

    Calculate the total number of bits received in error.

  3. Finally, calculate the bit error rate.

    Calculate the bit error rate by divided the bit errors by total bits.

FAQ

What is a bit error rate?

A bit error rate is a ratio of the total number of bits received in error to the total number of bits.