# bps to hex

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by species8350, Aug 19, 2004.

1. ### species8350Guest

I have calulated 300 bps as 12c (by calculator)

But the answer is 0x0000012c, why does the calculator not give this?

I'd expect 0000012c

Sp.

3. ### John LarkinGuest

0x0000000000000000000012C.0000000000000000

John

4. ### Michael A. CovingtonGuest

I have no idea why you are expressing bits per second in hexadecimal.

But just as in decimal, leading zeroes in hex are optional.

2 + 2 = 4, or 04, or 000000000004, or however you want to write it.

5. ### andyGuest

In unix, and the C language I think, 0x0... is the standard prefix for a
hex number. Not quite sure what your question is.

6. ### Peter BennettGuest

Calculators don't usually show leading zeros.

7. ### Robert C MonsenGuest

I'm suprised you didn't get 454, or 100101100.

Regards,
Bob Monsen

8. ### Rich GriseGuest

That would be 0454 or O454. It looks to me like the OP doesn't
realize that 0x means hex.

Cheers!
Rich

9. ### Rich GriseGuest

If I didn't know how to do leading zero suppression, yes.

10. ### JamieGuest

since hex is read right to left just like any other number
base why would you need the padded zero's?
the value is still the same.

11. ### Stephen J. RushGuest

Maybe he's confused by the C-ism "0x". In any of the Microsoft BASICs,
it would be &H12C, and in some assembly languages it would be 12CH.