Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope
Up-chirp waveform.

A chirp is an electromagnetic signal pulse that changes frequency over time. If the frequency increases, it's called an up-chirp, and if the frequency decreases, it's called a down-chirp. A chirp may also be called a sweep signal.

Chirps are inherently resistant to noise and interference. They have important uses in radar detection, laser optics, and wireless communications technologies. Chirp spread spectrum communications are used in some LPWAN (low-power wide-area network) implementations, providing low-power, low-bitrate digital communications over long distances.

Bitrate, Network terms, Spread spectrum