Hi all,

Just a note that yesterday we sent out another wireless article email. It is in our archive here:


Antenna Gain - What Does It Mean?

Many customers ask us "What is gain?" It is such a common question that we added a Wireless Glossary to explain gain and other common wireless terms.

But gain itself is a tricky term to define, so we're going to explain it here a little more in depth.

One of the major parameters used in analyzing the performance of radio frequency (RF) communications links is the amount of transmitter power directed toward an RF receiver.

This power is derived from a combination of:

  1. Transmitter power

  2. The ability of the antenna(s) to direct that power toward an RF receiver(s)