Glossary Definition for Mcps

Glossary Term: Mcps 

Definition

1. Megacycles per second (obsolete): Megahertz

2. Megachips per Second (Mcps): In a Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum signal, a "chip" is an encoding element. Mcps is a measure of the speed at which chips can be generated by a circuit.

See: "An Introduction to Spread-Spectrum Communications."

Synonyms
  • Chipping Rate
  • Megachips per Second
  • Megacycles per Second
Keywords

chips, DSSS, Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum
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