Enter the bits per second and the bits per symbol into the Symbol Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Symbol Rate.

## Symbol Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Symbol Rate.

**SYR = (BPS*204)/(188*BPSY)**

- Where SRY is the Symbol Rate (symbols/second)
- BPS is the bits per second
- BPSY is the bits per symbol

## How to Calculate Symbol Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Symbol Rate.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the bits per second.
- The bits per second is given as: 15.

- Next, determine the bits per symbol.
- The bits per symbol is provided as: 20.

- Finally, calculate the Symbol Rate using the equation above:

SYR = (BPS*204)/(188*BPSY)

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

SYR = (15*204)/(188*20) = .813 (symbols/second)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

bits per second = 5

bits per symbol = 6

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

SYR = (BPS*204)/(188*BPSY)** = ?**