RF Frequency Multipliers
Frequency multipliers are devices that produce an output signal whose frequency is a multiple of the input signal. The multiple can be 2x (Frequency doublers), 3x, 4x and soo on.
Input Frequency (MHz): This is the frequency that is input into the multiplier.
Multiplying Factor: This is the multiple by which the frequency of the input signal is multiplied – It can be 2x, 3x, 4x and soo on.
Output Power (dBm): This is the power level of the output signal.
Types of RF Multipliers:
- Active Multipliers: These produce an output signal which has a power level that is greater than or equal to the input power level. This increase in power level is known as conversion gain.
- Passive Multipliers: These produce an output signal which has a power level that is less than the input power level. This loss in power level is know as conversion loss.