This free calculator can quickly compute all of your megahertz to hertz calculations. Perhaps you need to make a conversion for an electrical project at home or in a professional setting.

    Below, we've put together a comprehensive guide to understanding MHz and Hz, so that you can learn all you need to know about the frequency of cycles per second. Please share this page with your friends if you find it useful.


    What can this calculator do?

    Calculating conversions can often seem complicated and overwhelming. Thats where our megahertz to hertz converter comes in handy.

    If you are working out an equation for a science project or if you work with any sort of frequency (i.e. sound, light, electricity), you can make your calculations here.

    The calculator comes pre-set to convert megahertz to Hz, you just have to add an amount to the field above.

    It also provides conversions for up to 18 derived units of frequency, which can be found in the the drop-down list of each field.

    For common conversions between Hz, MHz, and GHz (gigahertz), check out the table below.

    What's the formula to convert MHz to Hz?

    The formula for the calculation is actually pretty simple.

    One megahertz is equal to one million Hz.

    So, 50MHz is the equivalent of 50,000,000Hz, 0.5MHz is 500,000Hz and so on. As an equation, it looks like this:

    Hertz = Megahertz x 106

    All you have to do is multiply your megahertz amount by one million and you will get the equivalent value in hertz.

    And how do you convert Hz to MHz?

    This conversion is the opposite from above, but equally as simple.

    One hertz equals 0.000001 MHz.

    As a formula, it works this this:

    Megahertz = Hz / 106

    If you would like to convert a value of hertz into megahertz, you can simply divide by one million.

    What are these units used for?

    Both hz and mhz are units of measure for frequency in addition to microprocessor speed.

    Many people actually interact with hertz on a daily basis without realizing it by listening to music on their favorite radio stations.

    Radio Stations

    Radio stations are broadcast using different radio wave frequencies. That's where the different station numbers on your radio dials come from.

    Each number represents a different frequency, in this case, measured in megahertz.


    Sound is also measured in Hz. Different frequencies are perceived by our ears to be different pitches.

    Every single note on the keyboard has a different value in hertz, and in fact, every note has a range of frequencies, which is why instruments need to be tuned to sound right.

    Processing Speed

    The speed at which computers can process information is measured in MHz.

    Computers that perform high-difficulty tasks, such as processing 4K "ultra high resolution" graphics, require processing units with a higher value than simpler machines.

    We interact with a wide variety of different frequencies every day, and most of them are measured in hertz or megahertz.

    When were hertz units invented?

    Hertz was first used as a term to measure frequency in the 1920s.

    A group of German scientists had proposed the use of the term to honor the physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, who worked with electromagnetic waves in the late 19th century.

    The term was officially adopted in 1933 to be used in place of the phrase "cycles per second," though that phrase is not entirely out of use. Hertz is now the si unit for frequency, defined as "one complete cycle per second."

    These cycles can refer to any periodic event but hertz units are usually used to measure sound waves, electrical fields, and radio waves.

    The hertz level is the frequency of each complete cycle in each particular field.

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