from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A unit of frequency equal to one billion (109) hertz. Also called gigacycle.

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  • n. One billion hertz, 109 Hz.

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  • n. 1,000,000,000 periods per second


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  • Law 4: The performance increase you can expect from running a Registry cleaner can be calculated as z (n + y), where n is the number of Registry entries cleaned, y is your system CPU’s clock speed in gigahertz, and z = 0.

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  • The new prototype detector achieved a "gain-bandwidth product" of 340 gigahertz, which is the highest result recorded to date on that key metric of detector performance, said Mario Paniccia, who directs Intel's photonics-technology lab and holds the title of fellow.

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  • And that's why I commented in my comments earlier about the 24 gigahertz, which is basically a much more affordable product for the mass market than the 77 gigahertz radar.

  • The system can work at much higher frequencies than normal because it can simultaneously measure both the intensity and the phase of a light pulse, boosting bandwidths from the typical tens of gigahertz, which is the ultimate limit that electronics alone can reach, into the 100 terahertz range.

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  • The Motorola Atrix 4G, billed as "the world's most powerful smart phone," arrives with 2 gigahertz of processing power_ the kind you're more likely to find on a laptop than a phone.

    REVIEW: Motorola Atrix Is A Smartphone--And A Laptop

  • Overall, the phone is quick thanks to its dual-core 1.2 gigahertz processor.

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  • The minimum price for the lower-quality frequencies of the 2.6 gigahertz band has been set at a total of €700 million and the minimum for the 800 megahertz band at €1.8 billion, the Finance and Industry Ministries said in a statement.

    France Launches 4G Band Auction

  • Bidders interested in the lots of frequencies from the 2.6 gigahertz band must apply before Sept. 15, while bidders for the frequencies from the 800 megahertz band must apply before Dec. 15.

    France Launches 4G Band Auction

  • The cell phone would pick up radio wave frequencies as low as 500 megahertz up to 10 gigahertz, which includes television broadcasts, microwave ovens, mobile phones, wireless LAN, bluetooth, GPS, and two-way radios.

    Nokia Phone Charges by Drawing Energy Out of Thin Air | Inhabitat

  • The auction was scheduled for Sept. 20, but state-owned operators CAT Telecom PCL and TOT filed separate petitions with the court to challenge the authority of the National Telecommunications Commission to allocate 2.1 gigahertz spectrum used for 3G services.

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