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What is a Frequency Multiplier?

A frequency multiplier is a device for multiplying by an integer the frequency of a circuit. It is an electronic circuit that generates an output signal of which the output frequency is a multiple (or harmonic) of the input frequency. Frequency multipliers consist of a nonlinear circuit which distorts the input signal and generates multiples of the input signal. A bandpass filter selects the desired harmonic frequency and removes the unwanted fundamental as well as other harmonics from the output.

Types of Frequency multipliers

There are several different kinds of frequency multipliers. At Future Electronics we stock many of the most common types of frequency multipliers categorized by supply voltage, frequency range, conversion gain, packaging type and output power. The parametric filters on our website can help refine your search results depending on the required specifications.

The most common sizes for output power are 7.5 dBm and 14 dBm. We also carry frequency multipliers with output power up to 18 dBm. Frequncy can range from 100 MHz to 24 GHz, with the most common sizes being 800 to 2500 MHz, 850 to 2000 MHz and 1.25 to 3 GHz.

Frequency Multipliers from Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a complete selection of programmable frequency multipliers, doublers and synthesizers from several manufacturers that can be used for circuits such as a frequency multiplier ic, rf frequency multiplier, analog or digital frequency multiplier, frequency doubler or tripler, synthesizer, processor, diode frequency multiplier or any frequency multiplier circuit. Simply choose from the frequency multiplier technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed in order to match your specific frequency multiplier application needs.

If you have a preferred brand, we deal with several manufacturers such as California Eastern Lab, Avago Technologies, Hittite Microwave or NXP. You can easily refine your frequency multiplier product search results by clicking your preferred frequency multiplier brand below from our list of manufacturers.

Applications for Frequency Multipliers:

Frequency multipliers can be found in communications circuits and frequency synthesizers. It may cost less to develop a lower frequency signal with lower power and more cost-effective devices then use a frequency multiplier chain in order to generate an output frequency in the microwave or millimetre wave range. Some modulation schemes can survive the nonlinear distortion without ill effects. Frequency multiplication can also be used in nonlinear optics. The nonlinear distortion in crystals can be used in order to generate harmonics of laser light.

Choosing the Right Frequency Multiplier:

When you are looking for the right frequency multipliers, you can filter the results by various attributes with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search: by Output Power (-7 dBm, 7.5 dBm, 14 dMb, …), Supply Voltage (-1.4 V to 7 V) and Frequency Range (from 100 MHz to 24 GHz) to name a few. You will be able to find the right programmable frequency multipliers, doublers and synthesizers for your frequency multiplier circuit such as a frequency multiplier ic, frequency doubler or tripler, rf frequency multiplier, digital or analog frequency multiplier, processor, synthesizer, diode frequency multiplier or any frequency multiplier circuits.

Frequency Multipliers in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of frequency multipliers required is less than a full reel, we offer to customers many of our programmable frequency multiplier products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will help you avoid unneeded surplus.

In addition, Future Electronics offers its clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with long or erratic lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.



Featured Frequency Multiplier Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Avago Technologies AMMC-6120-W10 14 dBm 8-20 GHz Output x 2 Active Frequency Multiplier
Avago Technologies AMMC-6120-W10 14 dBm 8-20 GHz Output x 2 Active Frequency Multiplier
Avago Technologies AMMP-6120-BLK 18 dBm 8-24 GHz Output x 2 Active Frequency Multiplier
California Eastern Lab UPC8172TB-A UPC8172TB Series Silicon RFIC 3.3 V 2.5 GHz Frequency Up-Converter - MiniMold-6
California Eastern Lab UPC8106TB-E3-A Silicon MMIC Frequency Upconverter
Hittite Microwave HMC187AMS8ETR HMC187 Series 0.85 - 2.0 GHz Passive Frequency Doubler MMIC - MSOP-8
Hittite Microwave HMC188MS8ETR HMC188 Series 1.25 - 3.0 GHz GaAs MMIC Passive Frequency Doubler - MSOP-8
Hittite Microwave HMC493LP3ETR HMC493 Series DC - 18 GHz SMT GaAs HBT MMIC Divide-by-4 - QFN-16
Hittite Microwave HMC916LP3ETR HMC916 Series 8 - 16 GHz MMIC x 3 Active Frequency Multiplier SMT - QFN-16
Hittite Microwave HMC187AMS8ETR HMC187 Series 0.85 - 2.0 GHz Passive Frequency Doubler MMIC - MSOP-8
Hittite Microwave HMC188MS8ETR HMC188 Series 1.25 - 3.0 GHz GaAs MMIC Passive Frequency Doubler - MSOP-8
Hittite Microwave HMC189AMS8ETR HMC189 Series 2.0 - 4 GHz GaAs MMIC SMT Passive Frequency Doubler - MSOP-8
NXP TFF1003HN/N1,115 TFF1003HN Series 50 - 816 MHz Low Phase Noise LO Generator for VSAT - HVQFN-24
NXP TFF11084HN/N1,111 TFF11084HN Series 32 - 538 MHz Low Phase Noise LO Generator for VSAT - SOT616
NXP TFF11096HN/N1,111 TFF11096HN Series 37 - 613 MHz Low Phase Noise LO Generator for VSAT - SOT616
NXP TFF11152HN/N1,111 TFF11152HN Series 58 - 969 MHz Low Phase Noise LO Generator for VSAT - SOT616
NXP TFF11105HN/N1,118 TFF11105HN Series 40 - 675 MHz Low Phase Noise LO Generator for VSAT - SOT616
NXP TFF11105HN/N1,118 TFF11105HN Series 40 - 675 MHz Low Phase Noise LO Generator for VSAT - SOT616
NXP TFF1003HN/N1,118 TFF1003HN Series 50 - 816 MHz Low Phase Noise LO Generator for VSAT - HVQFN-24
NXP TFF1003HN/N1,118 TFF1003HN Series 50 - 816 MHz Low Phase Noise LO Generator for VSAT - HVQFN-24

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