The microwave link budget is an Excel template that acts as a calculator designed to compute signal strength through a microwave link that uses various components. The spreadsheet will then determine if, based on input parameters and the resulting signal strength, an acceptable video signal can be received. The template is easy to use and performs calculations swiftly.
The microwave link budget computes signal strength based on several factors, which include: Receiver sensitivity, cable type and length, antenna gain and other losses. The breadth of data allows for a quick estimation of fade margin when using different types of setups.