Difference between a frequency converter and frequency translator

Discussion in 'Radio and Communications' started by Kea, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Kea

    Kea Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 29, 2012
    South Africa, GMT +2
    Does anyone know the difference between a frequency converter and a frequency translator?
  2. Papabravo

    Papabravo AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 24, 2006
    Michigan, USA (GMT-5)
    One of them demodulates an incoming signal and remodulates it on another frequency. The other does not. It combines an incoming modulated signal with another carrier and produces outputs at the sum and the difference frequencies of the two inputs.

    It is almost a distinction without a difference.
    Dimpi and Kea like this.
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