Gigahertz to Cycles Per Second Conversion

Enter the frequency in gigahertz below to get the value converted to cycles per second.

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1 GHz = 1,000,000,000 cps

How to Convert Gigahertz to Cycles Per Second

To convert a gigahertz measurement to a cycle per second measurement, multiply the frequency by the conversion ratio.

Since one gigahertz is equal to 1,000,000,000 cycles per second, you can use this simple formula to convert:

cycles per second = gigahertz × 1,000,000,000

The frequency in cycles per second is equal to the gigahertz multiplied by 1,000,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 gigahertz to cycles per second using the formula above.
5 GHz = (5 × 1,000,000,000) = 5,000,000,000 cps

How Many Cycles Per Second are in a Gigahertz?

There are 1,000,000,000 cycles per second in a gigahertz, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 GHz = 1,000,000,000 cps

Gigahertz and cycles per second are both units used to measure frequency. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


Gigahertz is a measure of frequency equal to one billion cycles per second.

The gigahertz is a multiple of the hertz, which is the SI derived unit for frequency. In the metric system, "giga" is the prefix for 109. Gigahertz can be abbreviated as GHz; for example, 1 gigahertz can be written as 1 GHz.

Cycles Per Second

Cycles per second are a measure of the number of oscillations, or cycles, that occur per second.

Cycles per second can be abbreviated as cps, and are also sometimes abbreviated as c/s or cycles/second. For example, 1 cycle per second can be written as 1 cps, 1 c/s, or 1 cycles/second.

Cycles per second can be expressed using the formula: cps = CyclesTimes

Gigahertz to Cycle Per Second Conversion Table

Gigahertz measurements converted to cycles per second
Gigahertz Cycles Per Second
0.000000001 GHz 1 cps
0.000000002 GHz 2 cps
0.000000003 GHz 3 cps
0.000000004 GHz 4 cps
0.000000005 GHz 5 cps
0.000000006 GHz 6 cps
0.000000007 GHz 7 cps
0.000000008 GHz 8 cps
0.000000009 GHz 9 cps
0.0000000001 GHz 0.1 cps
0.000000001 GHz 1 cps
0.00000001 GHz 10 cps
0.0000001 GHz 100 cps
0.000001 GHz 1,000 cps
0.00001 GHz 10,000 cps
0.0001 GHz 100,000 cps
0.001 GHz 1,000,000 cps
0.01 GHz 10,000,000 cps
0.1 GHz 100,000,000 cps
1 GHz 1,000,000,000 cps