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gigahertz (GHz)

The quantity gigahertz (GHz) is the basic unit hertz (Hz) prefixed with giga. One gigahertz is one billion oscillations per second.

ITU division of the entire frequency range between 3 Hz and 3 THz,

ITU division of the entire frequency range between 3 Hz and 3 THz,

gigahertz occurs mainly in mobile communications and satellite transmission. It is also used in microwave and communications technology, WLANs, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-Wave, directional radio and radar systems. Clock frequencies in the gigahertz range also play an important role in microprocessor technology. The gigahertz range is characterized by wavelengths in the decimeter, centimeter and millimeter range.

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Englisch: gigahertz - GHz
Updated at: 24.01.2012
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