RE: [SI-LIST] : coming up with average power estimates for buffer

Ingraham, Andrew (Andrew.Ingraham@compaq.com)
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 17:10:25 -0400

> Foget RMS and simple averaging. Work with RSS ([Square] Root
> of the Sum of the Squares values & you will hit a realistic
> value.

But aren't RSS and RMS basically the same thing? RSS just implies discrete
sampling, while RMS might be continuous.

I still think average power is what you want. It tells you how much heat
you need to remove, how much energy/second you need to deliver, etc.

Andy Ingraham

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