A frequency multiplier is an electrical circuit that generates an output signal with harmonics (multiples) of the input frequency. A frequency multiplier is a nonlinear circuit that distorts the input signal, resulting in harmonics in the input signal. Frequency multipliers are often used in frequency synthesizers and communications circuits.
For instance, MACOM, a developer and manufacturer of radio, microwave, and millimeter wave semiconductor devices and components, provides a frequency multiplier line that is utilized in a range of communications applications. MACOM’s multipliers operate at frequencies up to 50 GHz and combine an active Doubler with an output buffer amplifier to provide continuous power over a wide range of input powers while rejecting fundamental and harmonic products.
The global frequency multiplier market was valued at US$ 1,132.2 Mn in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ 1,714.7 Mn by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 4.8% between 2022 and 2030.
Global Frequency Multiplier Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, end-use industries such as ecommerce, automotive, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, retail, and others and most of the robotics manufacturers experienced disturbance in supply chain. Due to the lockdown measures, there was a shortage of workers at manufacturing facilities. Furthermore, on the supply chain side, there was unavailability of raw materials for the manufacturing of components due to complete lockdown or partial lockdowns. Due to delay in the supply of raw materials and components, the manufacturing companies were unable to deliver the products in the market.
Global Frequency Multiplier Market - Restraint
It is more difficult to design a high-quality frequency multiplier since it requires non-linear analysis, matching at many frequencies, stability analysis, and thermal concerns. Considering all of these difficulties while developing a frequency multiplier makes it extremely difficult to manufacture.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 1,132.2 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||4.8%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 1,714.7 Mn|
MACOM, Crystek Corporation, Renesas Electronics, Texas Instruments, Broadcom, Richardson RFPD, Virginia Diodes, Rohde & Schwarz, Farran Technology, Pasternack, and others
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Among Analog type, active frequency multiplier segment held a dominant position in the global frequency multiplier market in 2021
The active frequency multiplier segment held a dominant position in the global frequency multiplier market in 2021, accounting for 5.5% share.
Figure 1: Global Frequency Multiplier Market Share (%), By Analog Type, 2021
The active frequency multiplier segment is expected to witness significant growth in the global frequency multiplier market. Active Frequency Multipliers (AFM) are electronic devices that amplify a particular signal or frequency of an electromagnetic wave. AFMs are used in various applications such as wireless local area networks, cellular base stations, satellite communication systems, and radio broadcast systems. For instance, Pasternack, a global supplier of RF and Microwave components, offers active frequency multiplier with output frequency coverage from 8 to 46 GHz with Output Power Leveling up to +17 dBm.
Military segment is expected hold a dominant position in the market during the forecast period
On the basis of application, the global frequency multiplier market is segmented into Automotive, Military, Aerospace, and others. The military segment is expected to hold the largest market share in 2021, owing to growing demand for frequency multipliers.
Moreover, Hittite Microwave Corporation, an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for technically demanding digital, RF (Radio Frequency), microwave, and millimeter wave applications covering DC to 110 GHz, offers GaAs MMIC x2 Active Frequency Multiplier which is ideal for Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Radios, VSAT (very small aperture termional), Telecom, Test Instrumentation, Military, Space, and Fiber Optics applications from 8 to 21 GHz.
Figure 2: Global Frequency Multiplier Market Value (US$ Mn) Analysis and Forecast, 2017 - 2030
Major players operating in the global frequency multiplier market include MACOM, Crystek Corporation, Renesas Electronics, Texas Instruments, Broadcom, Richardson RFPD, Virginia Diodes, Rohde & Schwarz, Farran Technology, Pasternack, and others.
A frequency multiplier is a device that produces an output with a frequency that is an odd or even multiple of its input frequency. For instance, for a signal with a frequency of 100,000 cycles per second (cps) or 100 kilohertz (kHz), a frequency multiplier may produce a 200 or 300 kHz signal. The frequency multiplier is commonly used in communication circuits for producing the desired signal frequency given a reference frequency. The main mechanism for a frequency multiplier is called non-linear signal transfer. When a frequency generator output is viewed on a spectrum analyzer, there is a single vertical line with a top end aligned with the amplitude of the signal. The level can be 1 volt (V). The horizontal axis indicates the frequency of this signal. For instance, the frequency of a 500 million hertz (Hz) or 500 megahertz (MHz) signal will be indicated on the horizontal axis of the spectrum analyzer. The frequency multiplier approach is used in special cases where there is only one output frequency required, due to the various combinations of bandpass filters needed to produce clean sinusoidal signals. For instance, a 10 billion cycles per second or 10-gigahertz (GHz) signal may not be possible to generate directly. It may be possible to use a 5 GHz oscillator, or frequency generator, followed by a multiplier and a bandpass filter tuned to 10 GHz.
Frequency multipliers are devices that generate an output signal of which the output frequency is a multiple or harmonic of its input frequency. For building sources at sub-millimeter or terahertz (THz) frequencies, it is more economical to develop low frequency sources using inexpensive devices and then use a series of frequency multipliers to extend it to higher frequencies.
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