By 1026 Development
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A must have for any telecommunications student or professional. RF Calculator makes solving complex formulas easy. The application can solve six different formulas, four using either standard or metric forms of measurement.
Free Space Path Loss*
Conversion from dBm to mW
Conversion from mW to dBm
* Represents formulas that can be solved using standard or metric forms of input.
A fair start but needs work
The calculations for dBm/mW appear correct, but I don't know enough about RF to judge the other calculations. However, there are items that need some work: * The web address appears on all pages and so overlays items on the "Link Budget" data entry and results page. Right or wrong, this makes me think that the author either never ran the program or didn't care what it looked like. Either way, it makes me leary of the calculations. * Standard text boxes are used for numeric entry instead of a dedicated number pad. This makes numeric entry cumbersome and error prone. * It does not remember the metric vs. "standard" setting between invocations. And it would probably be better to say "English" instead of "standard" as all this setting does is select between "Km" and "mi". * Milliwatts should be abbreviated "mW" not "Mw" which is Mega-something.
A good start, but needs work (v1.0)
Basic functions aren't bad, but needs improvement. It should support mW readings beyond two decimal places. For example, when converting dBm to mW, values below -23 show as 0.00 mW. It would be best if the app remembered your previous choice of metric or imperial, and didn't force you to a splash page every time you launch it. It doesn't really adhere to Apple's UI guidelines. It looks like a Flash web page that's been translated into an iOS app.
Thank you for the suggestions
I am the person that commissioned the program. I really appreciate your feedback. A new version has been submitted to Apple and we are awaiting its release. I believe that the new version should correct many of the problems. Thanks again! GT
- Category: Productivity
- Released: Sep 24, 2008
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jeremy Curcio
- © 1026 Development / GTHill
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.